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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc., Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Hope Initiative will target children and adolescents aged 0–17 who have experienced neglect, physical abuse, and/or sexual abuse. The program will serve 810 unduplicated participants during the four-year project period, engaging parents and families in the treatment process. Priority will be given to children and adolescents of military families. Three evidence-based practices will be utilized: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Special Populations (A-DBT-SP), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). MCCC will conduct comprehensive outreach that is culturally appropriate and gender-appropriate to increase access to trauma-informed care as well as to improve outpatient trauma-focused treatment and services through implementation of the three interventions. Working in conjunction with regional partners, MCCC will also provide leadership in training and education to help providers in rural Kentucky better address the impact of trauma on children, adolescents, and their families.

Contact: 
Robin Gray
Phone: 
(606) 886-4319

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - Duke

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2009 -2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine jointly host the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in transforming treatment and services to meet the needs of traumatized children and their families across the United States. Through extensive expertise, resources, organizational experience, and vision, the NCCTS guides and supports the NCTSN. The NCCTS also provides strong technical assistance to support Network data collection, cross-site collaborative activities, product development and dissemination, training, adoption and adaptation of interventions, communications, policy analysis and initiatives, and program evaluation.
Contact: 
Mary Mount
Phone: 
(919) 682-1552 x246

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - UCLA

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2009 -2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine jointly host the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in transforming treatment and services to meet the needs of traumatized children and their families across the United States. Through extensive expertise, resources, organizational experience, and vision, the NCCTS guides and supports the NCTSN. The NCCTS also provides strong technical assistance to support Network data collection, cross-site collaborative activities, product development and dissemination, training, adoption and adaptation of interventions, communications, policy analysis and initiatives, and program evaluation.
Contact: 
Susan Ko
Phone: 
(310) 235-2633, x234

National Child Advocacy Center

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2006]
Description: 
The National Children's Advocacy Center proposes to operate the Treatment/Services Development Center for Child Maltreatment as part of the National Child Trauma Stress Initiative. The T/S Development Center will be the centralized resource for knowledge, research, training and consultation for professionals who work with abused and neglected children. The Child Maltreatment T/S Development Center will collect information on existing and promising approaches to treatment and services for victims of child maltreatment and their families or caregivers. This will be accomplished through surveys of NCTSI Network members, through a Think Tank to be held in March 2002, and through annual Promising Approaches Forums. This process will also be used to identify needs or "gaps" in services and to find solutions to these needs. These "best practices" and their potential impact on lessening the impact of trauma to children will be shared with other professionals through multiple means. The Child Maltreatment TIS Development Center will work with other members of the NCTSI network to develop a national plan for identifying, researching and sharing information. This coordinated response will lead to an integrated national body of knowledge about child trauma and its effects
Contact: 
Chris Newlin
Phone: 
(256) 327-3786

National Collaborative for Homeless Children and Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The National Collaborative for Homeless Children and Trauma was formed by the National Center on Family Homelessness in partnership with the Trauma Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. In conjunction with three community-based domestic violence and homeless agencies, the collaborative provides trauma-related services to homeless children and their families, and builds on local work to increase knowledge within NCTSN and beyond about the range of trauma experienced by homeless children and their parents (e.g., physical and sexual assault, witnessing violence, abrupt separation). The collaborative also helps develop effective cross-system partnerships that meet survivors' needs; creates effective services in Boston area shelters; and advocates locally and nationally to improve society's response to homeless families.
Contact: 
Kathleen Guarino
Phone: 
(617) 964-3834

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH), the largest provider of mental health services to children and adolescents in central Ohio, will create a program [WB2]for children and adolescents who have experienced severe psychiatric disorders and complex trauma. A trauma-informed service system will be developed, which will enable more youth in the target population to receive evidence-based treatment. Goals are to: 1) provide training and technical support in trauma-informed services and evidence-based treatment to 125 administrators and providers from ten child and family servicing agencies; 2) serve 675 youth/families (including a large number of Medicaid clients and African American families), implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) mediation treatment, and care management; 3) find local resources to assist in securing the region's commitment to implementing these practices; and 4) systematically study the need for cultural adaptations to these treatment approaches and implement these adaptations if warranted.
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 University Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
North Shore University Hospital's Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center (ATTDC) helps alleviate the impact of traumatic stress on adolescents. The center develops, adapts, and disseminates Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), its primary group intervention method for adolescents. ATTDC also created an Adolescent Traumatic Stress Resource Center for professionals, teens, and families, which includes the development of web-based resources for these audiences. An additional priority for ATTDC is collaborating with Network members to create a treatment model based on Psychological First Aid for the state health system to better respond to the mental health needs of children and families after disasters or terrorist attacks.
Contact: 
Jennifer Newman
Phone: 
(516) 562-3233

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