Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is an alphabetical listing of NCTSN member organizations. This list includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each organization, the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, program description, and contact information are listed.

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Child and Parent Support Services, Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care (CCFH) will enhance the cultural competence and clinical skills of clinicians working with child welfare and military families by developing, disseminating, and training providers on new cultural assessment tools. CCFH will advance curriculum development in the following ways: 1) pilot, revise, and disseminate adaptations of the NCTSN Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC) to meet the needs of kinship caregivers, delivering curriculum to nearly 2,000 caregivers; 2) develop a Train-the-Trainer program for RPC in concert with the Child Welfare Work Group, providing training for 1,000+ facilitators; and 3) pilot the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) with adaptations for child welfare and military populations, reaching 500+ families. CCFH will continue to develop and sustain direct service capacity of several evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). In consultation with treatment developers, CCFH will train 500+ individuals in Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A). The project will also conduct a PCIT Learning Collaborative to benefit approximately 400 children from military families and clinicians treating military families during the grant period.
City, State: 
Durham, NC
Contact: 
Robert Murphy
Phone: 
(919) 419-3474

Child Health & Development Institute of CT

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative (ECTC) is developing a more trauma-informed early childhood system of care in Connecticut, with an emphasis on the state’s neediest communities. The ECTC is led by the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI), an intermediary organization that has partnered with state and provider agencies to disseminate and sustain children’s behavioral health evidence-based practices for more than 10 years. The ECTC is a collaboration between CHDI, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, The Connecticut Department of Children and Families, The Consultation Center at Yale University (evaluator), a family partner, treatment developers at other NCTSN sites, and a network of community-based provider agencies. The ECTC is improving access to trauma-focused services for Connecticut’s young children aged birth through 7 exposed to violence, abuse, and other forms of trauma by: 1) disseminating evidence-based treatments in the community; 2) developing internal capacity to support sustainability of these EBPs; and 3) improving the ability of the state’s early childhood workforce to identify and refer children and families in need of trauma-focused services. The ECTC will disseminate and sustain Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Treatment (TARGET), and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI).

City, State: 
Farmington, CT
Contact: 
Jason Lang
Phone: 
(860) 679-1550
Email: 

Child HELP Partnership, St. John’s University

Funding Period: 
[2005-2009]
Description: 

Child HELP Partnership, develops and operates trauma-specific mental health programs with its innovative, scientifically supported protocols: 1) On the local level, to provide culturally adapted therapy and prevention services free-of-charge to underserved children and families in the surrounding communities. 2) On the national level, to develop and provide trainings, consultation, and oversight on these therapy methods and prevention programs to mental health professionals as well as the general public. These outreach strategies, evaluation tools, therapies, and prevention trainings are improving care across the country.

To ensure remaining on the scientific cutting edge, the programs incorporate evaluation systems for correcting, refining, and enhancing treatment so that the methodology can be continually modified and improved. The goal is to replicate the Child HELP Partnership Center’s well-documented results across the United States and abroad. The Partnership subscribes to the belief that all children deserve safe and happy childhoods, so each and every one can grow up to be a strong and healthy adult.
 
The name Child HELP Partnership reflects an integrated approach in four areas of focus:
•    Healing children after trauma using evidence-based therapies.
•    Empowering multicultural communities with access to the finest culturally sensitive mental health programs
•    Learning programs—both live and virtual—to educate professionals in the most innovative and effective methodologies
•    Public education for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis, including educators, coaches, and people within their sphere of influence

Partnerships are formed with children with trauma histories, their families, the community as a whole, colleagues in the mental health field, and caregivers, parents, and others who interact with children regularly. These partnerships unite across cultures with all programs created to be language-accessible and culturally informed.
 

City, State: 
Queens, NY
Contact: 
Elissa J. Brown
Phone: 
(718) 990-2355

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at University of Missouri, St. Louis, The Families Learning About Recovery Project

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

Foundations for Out Reach through Experiential Child Advocacy Studies Training (FORECAST) is a collaboration of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the University of Illinois-Springfield, the National Child Protection Training Center, and the National Children’s Alliance. FORECAST will disseminate the Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Childhood to communities with Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) undergraduate university programs, equipping students from a range of child-serving disciplines as well as professionals in the local workforce with Trauma Informed Experiential Reasoning Skills (TIERS). The Core Concepts and TIERS will be disseminated via Problem Based Learning Simulations by undergraduate CAST faculty and community workforce trainers, who will be trained at FORECAST learning collaboratives. FORECAST anticipates impacting psychology, social work, criminal justice, sociology, education, and nursing students at the undergraduate level, and the full range of Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) members at the community level. We anticipate impacting not only the population trained, but also workforce retention as people are better prepared to enter a trauma-informed workforce and agencies are better prepared to receive new graduates.

City, State: 
St. Louis, MO
Contact: 
Dorothy Haskell
Phone: 
(314) 516-7337
Email: 

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc., Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative is a partnership between the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children (CSHC) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Emory University School of Medicine. The objectives of the project are to do the following: (1) provide trauma-informed services—including Trauma­Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)—to children and adolescents in metropolitan Atlanta; (2) offer webinars on mental health topics to child service agencies in the Atlanta community; (3) provide training in TF-CBT and mentoring in the application of evidence-based practices to multiple small groups of mental health providers who serve child victims of abuse/neglect in rural and underserved areas of north Georgia; and (4) develop and pilot a TF-CBT telemental health service to provide therapy to traumatized children and their families in rural and underserved areas of Georgia.
 

 

City, State: 
Atlanta, GA
Contact: 
Jordan (Virginia) Greenbaum
Phone: 
(404) 785-3829

Children's Home Society of Florida, Trauma Recovery Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Trauma Recovery Initiative (TRI) will be developed by the Children's Home Society of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Mental Health Institute. The goal is to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of in-home and in-office Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as a sustainable, culturally competent, trauma-informed treatment to ameliorate adverse consequences of complex trauma for abused and neglected children aged 2–10 including children of military families. The TRI will particularly focus on using PCIT to promote effective resolution of negative behaviors that are often externalized expressions of trauma issues experienced by this population of abused and neglected children, and their families. The TRI-Center also incorporates innovative approaches to trauma screening, training, and treatment for foster parents, adoptive parents, and relative and nonrelative caregivers; and works to involve biological parents in the intervention Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in situations with a child welfare concurrent plan.
City, State: 
Pensacola, FL
Contact: 
Tim Putman
Phone: 
(850) 266-2701

Children's Hospital Boston, Advancing Treatment and Services for Refugee Children and Adolescents

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2005 - 2001]
Description: 
The Boston Children's Hospital Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center works to provide national expertise in the area ofRefugee Displacement and War Zone Trauma/Refugee Health and Resettlement Agencies (Refugee Trauma). The purpose of this project is to address behavioral health disparities for refugee children, adolescents and families across the nation by developing, disseminating and supporting strategies that enhance access, service use and outcomes among this population. The specific goals that comprise this work include: 1) supporting the development and implementation of effective trauma interventions and approaches for refugee children, 2) developing training protocols and products to support dissemination and replication of effective interventions and approaches in communities across the nation, 3) developing and disseminating evidence-supported products in refugee trauma, 4) developing and delivering trainings across systems and providers, 5) collaborating within the network to promote understanding of the culture and special needs of refugee children and families and 6) providing national and community leadership on child refugee trauma.
City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Colleen Bixby
Phone: 
(617) 919-4791

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, A Regional Center of Excellence

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Akron Children’s Hospital strives to raise awareness of the affect of traumatic stress and adversity on traumatized children and their families. This initiative will train medical health providers and staff on the physical and psychological consequences of experiencing adverse events and the importance of early identification. We will provide trainings to area school, juvenile justice, and child protective services staffs and to mental health providers in trauma-informed care. These trainings will help prepare our community to assess and treat traumatized children with evidence-based practices. We will also train those who work with traumatized children and families on ways to improve their resiliency through education on secondary traumatic stress.
 

City, State: 
Akron,OH
Contact: 
Sarah Ostrowski
Phone: 
(330) 543-6212

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Nemours/A.I DuPont Hospital for Children, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) will continue to address health-related trauma in the lives of children and families. The center's mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care, by integrating practical evidence-based tools into pediatric medical care, and by ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care for culturally diverse youth and their families. CPTS has developed and evaluated acute and brief family-focused interventions, which can be integrated within pediatric health care. The center’s four current goals are to: 1) engage and provide national expertise to health care providers and health care systems in improving outcomes for children and families with medical trauma; 2) adapt, disseminate, and provide training to mental health providers in trauma-informed assessments and interventions for children and families experiencing medical trauma; 3) ensure that children and families have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical trauma; and 4) equip other child-serving systems with trauma-informed approaches to address injury, illness, and medical problems in children and families. Activities to achieve these goals include: promoting professional and public awareness of medical trauma via CPTS's active Web presence www.healthcaretoolbox.org (to reach 20,000 providers per year) and via CPTS’s partnership with national health provider organizations; supporting implementation of effective assessment and intervention for medical trauma in more than 100 health care settings; delivering training on and tools for assessment and intervention with medical trauma to more than 9,000 health and mental health providers; and disseminating trauma-focused resources in English and Spanish to children and families experiencing medical trauma.

City, State: 
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 
Nancy Kassam-Adams / Anne Kazak
Phone: 
(215)590-3118 / (302)298-7456

Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter, Increasing VA's Evidence-Supported Treatments for Children Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The INcreasing Virginia's Evidence-Supported Treatments (INVEST) for Children Project—headquartered at the Child Abuse Program—will increase access to evidence-based, trauma-informed services for child victims of maltreatment residing in Hampton Roads. The project will reduce the negative consequences of this maltreatment by: 1) training community professionals to conduct trauma-informed screening and referral procedures; and 2) training clinicians to deliver three trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments (including two treatments that are not currently available in the region), with attention to the cultural and linguistic needs of families. INVEST will create a trauma-informed network of professionals throughout southeastern Virginia, which has a 20 percent military population and 10 military installations including the largest naval base in the world. A total of 440 professionals (including 141 military professionals) will be trained in screening and referral practices; and 10 clinicians will be trained in and will deliver treatments. An expected 2,761 children and adolescents aged 2–17, including more than 1,100 military children, will receive trauma-informed screening and referral services; and 650 children/youth, including at least 130 military children/youth, will receive evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment.

City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600