Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is a roster of organizational NCTSN members arranged by state. This list includes current grantees as well as affiliated members—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each site the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, abstract, and contact information are listed. This roster will change as the funding status of these sites changes.

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Click here (PDF) for a complete listing of Network members by federal fiscal year. This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Children's Research Triangle, Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth The Trauma Treatment Program (TTP): Increasing Trauma Services for Youth at Children's Research Triangle will increase the availability of trauma-focused therapeutic services for children and adolescents aged 0–18 by implementing evidenced-based interventions, and by training professionals and nonprofessionals about the impact of trauma on youth. The TTP will employ several best practice interventions including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS). During the four years of funding, 1,200 children and adolescents will be screened for traumatic histories; 900 will undergo a systematic trauma assessment; 240 will participate in TTP trauma-focused interventions; 240 will participate in Youth Trauma Workshops; and 400 professionals and 200 nonprofessionals will receive training about the impact of trauma.
Contact: 
Linda Schwartz
Phone: 
(312) 726-4011

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC)

Funding Period: 
{2002-2005]
Description: 

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) is a private nonprofit agency that provides comprehensive, trauma-informed and trauma-specific mental/behavioral health services to children (ages 18 months through 18 years) and families throughout Philadelphia. CCTC’s services are tailored to meet the needs of each child and family; provided in a culturally sensitive environment; and address the effects of abuse, neglect, trauma, and other challenges to healthy childhood development. CCTC offers an array of center-, school-, and community-based programs and services, including a Preschool Partial Hospitalization Program, Acute Partial Hospitalization Program, Trauma Assistance Program, Sexual Trauma Treatment Program, Outpatient Program, Blended Case Management Services, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Services, School Therapeutic Services, a School-Based Partnership Program, Parent/Caregiver Services, Family-Based Services, and a Summer Therapeutic Enrichment Program. In 2014, CCTC initiated its expansion of services into Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. CCTC is a Sanctuary-certified agency.

Contact: 
Anne Holland Brown
Phone: 
(215) 496-0707 x1427

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 

The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children will adapt two evidence-based interventions to serve young children in deployed military families and traumatized adolescents in juvenile justice and residential treatment settings. Both groups include children at risk for or displaying trauma-related problems—such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or behavior problems—due to extended parental deployments; and adolescents with complex trauma histories including child maltreatment, and family or community violence. Called A Continuum of Trauma Care: Adapting Evidence-based Practices to Promote Resiliency from Military Families through Juvenile Justice Settings, the program will adapt Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma- and Grief-Focused Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A) for Juvenile Justice Settings (JJSs) and Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs). For each group, the center will provide training protocols and resources, implementation strategies, train-the-trainer toolkits, and a web-based training. Beginning with pilot sites in Ohio (JJS/RTC) and at Fort Hood and Tripler Army Medical Center (military families), scores of children, adolescents, and families will be served in the first year, expanding to directly serving hundreds in years two and three.

 

Contact: 
Frank Putnam
Phone: 
(513) 636-0041

Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc., The Morris A. Wessel Program for Military Families

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Morris A. Wessel Program for Military Families will provide: 1) Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), 2) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), 3) Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), 4) a Family Support Program, and 5) community trainings. The project will serve 670 unduplicated individuals (clients and providers).
Contact: 
Alice M. Forrester
Phone: 
(203) 772-1270 x214

Colorado Judicial Branch, Denver Juvenile Probation Department

Funding Period: 
[2009-2012]
Description: 
Through the Identifying Child and Youth Trauma in the Court System Project, Denver Juvenile and Family Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect will develop and implement a standard protocol to identify, screen, assess, and treat children and adolescents who have been exposed to trauma and who are children of a court-involved, substance-abusing parent. The project will serve a target population of 200 Denver families with children and youth aged 4-17, as part of a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach for families involved in the city's justice system. Services to the target population—55% Latino, 20% African American, 23% Anglo, and 2% other—will include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat trauma and trauma-related symptoms. The project will also work collaboratively in Denver and across the Network to develop and promote effective practices and services including trainings for and collaboration with Denver's treatment, law enforcement, and justice communities.
Contact: 
Lilas Rajaee-Moore
Phone: 
(720) 913-4248

Community Counseling Center, The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative (The Children's Initiative)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative will create a statewide trauma-informed system of care for children/youth aged 3–18 who are exposed to violence. Goals include: 1) establishing culturally competent, trauma-informed clinical services throughout Maine; 2) developing a community-based coalition; 3) increasing public awareness about childhood trauma; 4) involving consumers at all levels of development and implementation; and 5) collecting requisite data and conducting performance-improvement evaluation activities. During the grant period, the initiative will train at least 100 clinicians, and will provide TF-CBT to at least 110 children/youth and families.
Contact: 
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances
Phone: 
(207) 553-9309

Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families provides field-tested and evidence-based multisensory, trauma-focused therapies to help traumatized youth and their families reduce trauma symptoms, maximize their daily functioning, and restore their abilities to develop and enjoy healthy interpersonal relationships. Serving northwest Ohio, the Center offers clinic-based services for youth and families exposed to any type of trauma including child abuse, community violence, traumatic loss, serious illness and injuries, and witnessing domestic violence. The Cullen Center works with children birth to age 18 and includes their families and caregivers. The Center works closely with the Lucas County juvenile courts as well as child protective services to provide trauma-informed assessment and therapy. The Cullen Center also provides trauma-informed consultation to the pediatric inpatient units of Toledo Children’s Hospital.
 
The Cullen Center continues its trauma-informed training of community professionals and agencies started during the grant funding period. Training and support are provided to other professionals and community members so that youth and families exposed to trauma can access evidence-based, trauma-focused services.

Contact: 
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai
Phone: 
(419) 291-7919

Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, New Hampshire Bridge Project

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
As an NCTSN member, the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center (DTIRC) brought evidence-based treatment (TF CBT) for traumatized children to every community mental health center in New Hampshire. Through SAMHSA funding and grants from the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and the Fidelity Foundation, DTIRC established a videoconference network to allow weekly supervision of clinicians by DTIRC and national experts. DTIRC also implemented Project Prevent, which enhanced access to evidence-based evaluation and trauma treatment (CPP) for children aged 0-5 in four agencies across New Hampshire. Its NCTSN-sponsored New Hampshire Bridge project allowed implementation of mental health screening and treatment referral processes across five New Hampshire juvenile justice courts by partnering with family court judges. The most recent NCTSN project entailed a highly productive collaboration with the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in which the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) increased placement stability for children in foster care through trauma-sensitive practices in child welfare. Most recently, DTIRC has partnered with DCYF on two Administration for Children and Families (ACF) grants designed to develop a collaborative trauma-informed child welfare system that effectively addresses the well-being needs of involved youth. The Partners for Change project aims to improve the social and emotional well-being of children in the New Hampshire child welfare system, including juvenile justice youth, through universal screening, assessment, evidence-based treatment, progress monitoring, and psychotropic medication oversight. New Hampshire Adoption Preparation and Preservation will focus on the creation of a child serving system in which adoptive children and families have access to trauma-informed, adoption-competent services and supports so that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the child’s needs and ensure a successful adoption.
Contact: 
Kay Jankowski
Phone: 
(603) 653-0738

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Dee Norton Lowcounty Children’s Center (DNLCC) is a children’s advocacy center serving Charleston and Berkeley Counties in South Carolina. As a Category III site, the original project aimed to increase access to treatment for children and their non-offending caregivers traumatized by abuse who exhibit or who are at risk for exhibiting sexual behavior problems (SBPs). The goal was to reduce the negative impacts of SBP by increasing the number of direct services provided by clinicians and community partners trained in evidence-supported treatment interventions for 252 children and their non-offending caregivers. The children and caregivers DNLCC serves come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. DNLCC implements the SBP treatments developed by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and risk reduction family therapy. The Center trains mental health professionals and provides evidence-based treatment plans, case management, and monitoring for children and their families through weekly CAC multidisciplinary team case reviews.
Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

Department of State Health Services (Texas), Texas Children Recovering from Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Contact: 
Marisol Acosta
Phone: 
(512) 206-4830