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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
La Rabida Children's Hospital's Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC) serves inner-city African Americans and other Chicago-area children exposed to the full range of traumatic events including medical trauma and complex trauma. Refunded, the CCTC now expects serve a total of 1,350 children, and will evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for urban African American children. Effective practices will then be disseminated to major child service system stakeholders. Given the CCTC's emphasis on resiliency and consumer involvement, expertise in child trauma, experience in the NCTSN, regional and national reputations, and existing collaborative relationships, the center expects to increase and enhance services to traumatized children in the Chicago area. As the only Community Treatment and Services Center in the NCTSN whose primary mission is serving urban African American children living in poverty, the CCTC brings to the Network a sophisticated understanding of societal, cultural, and multigenerational factors that shape children's responses to and recovery from exposure to trauma. Among the ten goals are: increasing capacity to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), disseminating complex trauma interventions, and working with the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition to build trauma-informed service systems across the state.
Contact: 
Brad Stolbach
Phone: 
(773) 374-3748

Lake County Health Department, Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Families Residing in Lake County

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Trauma-Informed Care for Youth (TICY) and Families Residing in Lake County will use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat and serve children and adolescents, aged 2–18, and their families who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. TICY will develop expertise in trauma care and become a leader in enhancing trauma-informed care in the community by providing training on the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma. The project will serve 1,000 clients in direct clinical services. Priority will be given to military families.

Contact: 
Heather Robbins
Phone: 
(847) 377-8217

Las Cumbres Community Services, Inc., An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model will be developed to build a comprehensive network of evidence-based, trauma-informed service providers to reach children aged 0–6 and their families throughout the rural/frontier area of northern New Mexico. The target populations are predominantly living in poverty, are about 75 percent Latino/Latina, and are at very high risk for traumatic experiences. The project will provide direct trauma-focused services to 1,580 individuals during the four years of the grant. A wide variety of integrated evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies will be used including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBP), Circle of Security™, art therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).

Contact: 
Stacey Frymier
Phone: 
(505) 753-4123

Lifeworks Northwest, Integrated Trauma Care

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Integrated Trauma Care project will provide evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) services to children aged 0–5 and their caregivers who have experienced or are at high risk for abuse and/or neglect. Populations served may include families living at or below the poverty level, caregivers who themselves were abused and/or neglected, caregivers with high levels of stress, caregivers with drug/alcohol abuse histories, caregivers with anger management issues, and families with histories of domestic violence. During the grant period, the project will serve 600 unduplicated children and their caregivers including 32 children of military families; and will train 84 clinicians in a year-long intensive Learning Collaborative.

Contact: 
Leslie Brown
Phone: 
(503) 595-4507

LSU Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center (LRTSC) provides and enhances urgently needed crisis and mental health services for underserved children, adolescents, and families in rural Louisiana who have experienced traumatic stress as a result of disasters, community and family violence, accidents, loss of family members, and medical conditions. LRTSC works directly with rural hospitals and with school districts to conduct professional trainings that are developmentally sensitive and specific to aspects of crisis response. In schools, LRTSC professionals train staff to recognize the signs of trauma exposure, to differentiate children's responses to crisis situations, and to mitigate the impact of trauma. In 2004, at the request of the Louisiana 24th Judicial District, LRTSC expanded its mission to include work with trauma-exposed children and families who present in court. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, LRTSC has been providing services to children and families evacuated from New Orleans and now residing in rural parishes. Community advisory boards comprising community stakeholders provide input to LRTSC and collaborative partners for the LRTSC including the Louisiana State Department of Education, the Office of Mental Health, and public and community hospitals. Refunded in 2008, LRTSC will provide and evaluate a continuum of care of trauma-focused trainings, interventions, and services for children and adolescents aged 3?{18, including children of military families, in schools in Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Due to the extent of the devastation and the complexity of recovery, training and service models will be adapted, modified for cultural sensitivity, and implemented to meet needs at this time. LRTSC has a strong commitment to providing culturally competent, evidence-based services, collaborating with Network members in meeting the goals of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Services are offered within school and preschool settings with parent, student, and school support. LRTSC will work at consensus building with input from families, school and military personnel, community, service providers, and other stakeholders in modifying trauma-focused practices and services with sensitivity to cultural competence.
Contact: 
Joy Osofsky
Phone: 
(504) 296-9011

LUK Crisis Center, Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
LUK Crisis Center—working in partnership with public and private agencies, and military entities—will enhance its Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center (CMCTC) to strengthen, expand, and improve access to and availability of effective and culturally competent trauma-informed services and evidence-based trauma treatment for children/youth aged 0–18. With a focus on children/youth in military families who experience traumatic events, CMCTC will target 400 children/youth and families, implementing Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), in 65 cities and towns in central Massachusetts. Strategies include: 1) increasing the identification of trauma symptoms among children/youth, with an emphasis on military families; 2) building sustainable capacity to provide evidence-based trauma treatment and trauma-informed services within the community agencies implementing the models; and 3) improving the cultural competence of providers and child-serving entities in working with military families who have experienced trauma.
Contact: 
Beth Barto
Phone: 
(978) 345-0685
Email: 

Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center will be created by Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education in southwest Brooklyn, to further develop and validate trauma-informed treatments and services that will serve culturally diverse children and youth, and their families. The goals are to: 1) form a community coalition focused on building capacity to address child and family trauma, particularly within the context of larger child-serving systems including day care, preschools, schools, youth services, and child welfare; 2) build up community and stakeholder consensus and work collaboratively with TSA Centers and the NCCTS; 3) further culturally modify the TEMAS Narrative Therapy-Trauma (TNT-T); 4) develop an outreach component, which will include workshops to train parents, school and community agency personnel, and primary care providers; 5) train mental health staff and pediatric staff throughout the LFHC’s nine primary care centers and 15 school-based health centers; 6) identify, screen, and refer children and adolescents at high risk for traumatic stress; 7) train mental health staff at the Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center and Healthy Connections program; and 8) export training on the implementation of culturally competent, evidence-based TNT-T modalities.
 

Contact: 
Giuseppe Costantino
Phone: 
(718) 630-8919

Medical University of South Carolina, Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress (PATS) will further adapt, develop, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed interventions and resources for traumatized adolescents; and will increase access to and build capacity nationally for the delivery of these interventions and services for this population. To achieve these goals the program will: 1) develop Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (TF-CBT-A); 2) adapt and develop NCTSN products that support delivery of effective, trauma-informed services for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems; and 3) evaluate, disseminate, and implement Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT)—an intervention designed to reduce substance use risk and trauma-related mental health problems among abused adolescents. The target population area is the Southeastern United States (which has high rates of youth victimization and a disproportionate number of youth involved in the child welfare system) to increase the capacity of and access to evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. PATS will train 960 practitioners across six states through 12 additional Learning Collaboratives and Community-Based Learning Collaboratives.

Contact: 
Rochelle Hanson
Phone: 
(843) 792-2945

Mental Health Center of Denver, Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver – Trauma Treatment Project

Funding Period: 
[2010 - 2012 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver - Trauma Treatment Project (GRID-TTP) in Denver, Colorado, will target youth aged 11-17, primarily African American and Latino/Latina, who are gang involved or at risk of gang involvement, and who reside in three Northeast Denver neighborhoods with high rates of community, domestic, and gang-related violence. GRID-TTP will be part of a citywide effort to reduce gang violence and to address the impact of this violence on city residents, especially Denver's youth. The project, implemented by a consortium of Denver government, community, and faith-based agencies, led by the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD), is based on the Comprehensive Gang Model developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. GRID-TTP will deliver two primary interventionsCognitive Behavioral Interventions in Schools (CBITS) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)in three middle school, one high school, and five recreation/community centers in the targeted Denver neighborhoods. During the two-year project period, 140 unduplicated youth will be served, some of whom, along with their families, will be referred to other MHCD services.

Prior funding to the Mental Health Center of Denver supported the Family Trauma Treatment Program, which providd access for low-income children and families to community mental health services through a network of more than thirty locations throughout the Denver area. The program improved services and treatment for children who experienced trauma by implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions in a variety of community settings including schools, shelters, juvenile detention centers, day care centers, and neighborhood clinics.

Contact: 
Lynn Garst
Phone: 
(303) 504-6560

Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

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

The Children Who Witness Violence Program

The Children Who Witness Violence Program and the Transforming Care for Traumatized Youth in Child Welfare program are both projects of Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons, Inc. (MHS) in Cleveland, Ohio. The Children Who Witness Violence Program provides immediate, 24-hour trauma-response services to children and families who have been referred by police officers from participating communities in the greater Cleveland area. Police officers refer families who are involved in domestic or community violence. A crisis intervention specialist is assigned to the family, makes contact with them within an hour or two, and schedules an initial visit to stabilize the situation and provide immediate trauma intervention. Children are referred to therapy if needed.

Transforming Care for Traumatized Children is a collaborative project between MHS and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of Cuyahoga County. MHS staff is conducting assessments for 600 children annually aged 4 to 18 believed to be at risk for traumatic stress disorders and is providing evidence-based interventions for 400 of the children. MHS is also training DCFS staff and supervisors to help them integrate trauma-informed practices into their work.

 

Contact: 
Rosemary Creeden
Phone: 
(216) 274-3566