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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research has led the nation in developing and disseminating knowledge about trauma and violence and addressing its effects on homeless families for more than 20 years. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network from 2003 to 2007, the National Center and its partners formed the National Collaborative for Trauma-Surviving Homeless Children to address the unmet trauma-related needs of homeless children and their parents. The National Center has developed a Trauma-Informed Organizational Curriculum for use in homeless service settings, settings serving women, veterans, and children, and organizations serving displaced populations. The central component of the curriculum is a Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment that includes concrete practices or benchmarks of trauma-informed care for special populations, and serves as a guide for agencies to begin the process of adopting a trauma-informed approach agency-wide. The National Center provides training and technical assistance on traumatic stress, trauma-informed care, and secondary traumatic stress and self-care both locally and nationally, and provides individualized consultation to support organizations in implementing a trauma-informed service model.
Contact: 
Kathleen Guarino
Phone: 
(781) 373-7066

National Child Advocacy Center

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2006]
Description: 
The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is located in Huntsville, Alabama, and has revolutionized our nation’s response to child sexual abuse since its creation under the leadership of Bud Cramer. Since 1985, NCAC has served as a model for the 800+ CACs now operating in the United States and more than 19 countries throughout the world. The NCAC provides local services in Madison County, Alabama as well as providing regional, national, and international training to child abuse professionals. Locally, NCAC has successfully implemented TF-CBT and PCIT in order to provide abused children with high quality, evidence-based interventions. Internationally and nationally, NCAC also provides training and technical assistance on topics such as: Forensic Interviewing, Extended Forensic Interviewing, Polyvictimization, and Victim Advocacy. Through its Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (SRCAC) project, staff have developed and delivered numerous trainings throughout the United States, including “Creating Trauma-Informed Multidisciplinary Teams” and “Secondary Traumatic Stress and Multidisciplinary Teams.” Additionally, SRCAC provides training and technical assistance to CACs in the Southern Region to meet the National Children’s Alliance Standards for Accreditation, including the mental health standard that advances evidence-based mental health practices in CACs. NCAC also houses the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO), making it one of the largest professional resource collections in the United States of published knowledge, educational materials, and educational resources related to child maltreatment available to CAC professionals. CALiO provides an array of professional services, including online search services, table of contents services, and training. Among its more specialized services, CALiO compiles and creates annotated bibliographies of resources on specific issues including poly-victimization and problems and topics of interest pertaining to child abuse and neglect, as well as developing resource packages for decision making and research. The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.
Contact: 
Chris Newlin
Phone: 
(256) 327-3786

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, provides trauma treatment services through a range of interventions in a variety of locations. Both the Behavioral Health Division and the Center for Family Safety and Healing offer the trauma treatment services described below. Behavioral Health (BH) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) is offered at five locations across the city involving over 15 therapists. Likewise, Parent Child Interaction Training is provided by over 12 therapists in various locations, including in the family home. The most intensive intervention is a model of care that blends TFCBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It is designed to treat youths suffering from serious emotional dysregulation and histories of complex trauma. Other trauma interventions provided by BH services include Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The contact person for BH is Shari Uncapher, MSW, who can be reached at Shari.Uncapher@nationwidechildrens.org or phone 614-722-2281. The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) completed training in 2013 and has fully integrated the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) into their treatment as usual care for identified families who have completed a CAC assessment. TCFSH has also implemented a small adult services program for victims of family violence that includes domestic violence advocacy, legal services, and adult trauma treatment, and hopes to consult with other NCTSN sites that are implementing both child and adult trauma services. The contact person for TCFSH is Nancy Cunningham, PsyD, who can be reached at Nancy.Cunningham@nationwidechildrens.org or phone: 614-722-6257.
Contact: 
Jack Stevens
Phone: 
(614) 355-2921

Native American Health Center, Inc., Urban Native Center for Life Empowerment (UNCLE)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Native Center for Life Empowerment II (UNCLE II) will provide community-based, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and trauma-focused services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children, youth, and families. The program will consist of: 1) direct trauma treatment services and community education about trauma; 2) training of key stakeholders from the child welfare, juvenile justice, educational, behavioral, and public health systems, as well as from nonprofit community-based agencies servicing AIAN children and their families; and 3) cultural activities to build resiliency. UNCLE II will also promote system-level policy changes to trauma-informed services.
Contact: 
Janet King
Phone: 
(510) 434-5421

New York University School of Medicine, NYU CCTS in Child Welfare & Mental Health

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The NYU Center on Coordinated Trauma Services (NYU CCTS) in Child Welfare and Mental Health will be developed by the New York University Child Study Center, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York City Administration on Children's Services (ACS).The NYC CCTS will be an NCTSN Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center focusing on child abuse services, Child Protective Services, and child welfare. The overarching aims are to provide national expertise, and to support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for children and families with trauma-related mental health needs in the child welfare system across the United States. The four main goals are to: 1) raise public awareness of the scope and serious impact of child traumatic stress on children and families in the child welfare system; 2) disseminate effective services and interventions that improve the standard of care for children and families in the child welfare system; 3) advance the capacity of and improve processes in the child welfare system so that the needs of children and families can be better served; and 4) foster a community dedicated to collaboration within and beyond the NCTSN so that knowledge of the needs of children and families in the child welfare system can be improved over time, and so that interventions and services designed to meet these needs can have the greatest possible impact.

Contact: 
Glenn Saxe
Phone: 
(646) 754-5050

North Shore LIJ Health System’s Department of Psychiatry

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
North Shore LIJ Health System’s Department of Psychiatry (formerly North Shore University Hospital’s Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center) helps alleviate the impact of traumatic stress on children, adolescents, families, and community schools through its Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s outpatient services, school-based consultation program, and Health System programs specifically focusing on the families of military and law enforcement personnel and veterans. North Shore has a long history of responding to community needs after disasters as well as utilization of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment models. It provides trauma-related training to psychology externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows as well as providing staff and community education.
Contact: 
Peter D’Amico
Phone: 
(718) 470-8352
Email: 

Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Planning

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2010 - 2013]
Description: 
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will specialize in comprehensive, trauma-focused assessment; training and consultation; and development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions focused on the developmental effects of trauma. The CCTASP will build an infrastructure to more effectively assess the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving systems, develop intervention resources to address identified needs in practice, and enhance widespread dissemination and application of effective interventions. Interventions will be geared toward children, adolescents, caregivers, and providers across a range of child-serving settings with a particular focus on child welfare, residential treatment centers, and juvenile justice. The center will emphasize the dissemination and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-Trauma (CANS-Trauma) as a trauma-focused and strengths-based comprehensive assessment, treatment, and systems planning tool. Additionally, the CCTASP will translate and apply assessment information in a meaningful way for providers and consumers. The goals of CCTASP are to: 1) enhance education in and skill-building on a range of developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; 2) expand dissemination of and increase accessibility to comprehensive trauma-focused assessments on the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; 3) enhance translation of trauma-focused assessments in practice; and 4) integrate and disseminate trauma-focused assessments and service/treatment interventions on the developmental effects of trauma.
Contact: 
Cassandra Kisiel
Phone: 
(312) 503-0459

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse, BE-ME

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

BE-ME will be created by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and the 14 Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) statewide, partnering to address SAMHSA's Strategic Initiative related to violence and trauma. Project goals are to: 1) train CMHCs’ licensed and nonlicensed staff to understand the impact of trauma and how it relates to an individual's response to treatment; 2) implement a statewide trauma screening and assessment process using evidence-based tools; 3) conduct specialized training for the behavioral health workforce to provide trauma-specific services; 4) empower children in care and their families to direct their own services through trauma-informed support services; and 5) develop a feedback structure to inform and evaluate development of the proposed trauma-informed system. A SHARE (Strengthening Hope and Resilience Everyday) website will be developed for trauma education and training. Approximately 15,960 children will be screened, assessed, and offered trauma-specific, evidence-based services during the grant period.

Contact: 
Gwen Downing
Phone: 
(405) 522-08117

One Hope United Northern Region, The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth will integrate education, assessment, and treatment of trauma in children into the mental health, substance abuse, schools, and juvenile justice systems in Lake County. An evidence-based approach—Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)—will be used to treat traumatic stress symptoms in children aged 4–18. Approximately 200 youth with traumatic stress symptoms (20 percent from military families) will be treated during the course of the grant. The program will also serve an estimated 240 caregivers including 120–160 service members or military spouses. Training around implementation of trauma-informed care will be provided to 1,200 professionals during the course of the grant.

Contact: 
Liza Simon-Roper
Phone: 
(847) 245-6567

Ozark Center, Inc., Will's Place Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Will's Place Project will focus on children/youth aged 2–18 residing in Jasper County who have experienced trauma, with a special focus on children and youth of military families. Approximately 900 children and youth will be screened for trauma, and 325 children and youth will be served during the life of the project using one of five evidence-based practices. The project’s goals are to: 1) improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events in Jasper County; 2) increase outreach and access through assessment and appropriate referral, in partnership with other community agencies in Jasper County, to identify children and adolescents in need of trauma treatment and services; and 3) provide service delivery agencies in the four-state regional area of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas with an increased understanding of the impact of trauma in the lives of children and youth, and of the principles of a trauma-informed approach.

Contact: 
Vicky Mieseler
Phone: 
(417) 347-7704