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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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.
City, State: 
Newton, MA
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.
City, State: 
Huntsville, AL
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.
City, State: 
Columbus, OH
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 evidence-based 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; (3) cultural activities to build resiliency; and (4) system-level policy changes to trauma-informed services for AIAN children and families.
City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Juliet Kinkade-Black
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.

City, State: 
New York, NY
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.
City, State: 
Manhasset, NY
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 specializes in comprehensive, trauma-focused assessment; training and consultation; and development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions focused on the developmental effects of trauma. The goals of CCTASP are to (1) enhance education and skill-building on the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; (2) expand dissemination of and increase accessibility to comprehensive trauma-focused assessments; (3) enhance translation of trauma-focused assessments in practice; and (4) develop and disseminate trauma-focused assessments and intervention resources on the developmental effects of trauma. A primary focus of our Center is the dissemination and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-Trauma (CANS-Trauma) as a trauma-focused and strengths-based comprehensive assessment and as a treatment/services planning tool. CCTASP strives to support practices with family members and providers that translate and apply assessment information in a meaningful way in casework and clinical practice with the goal of improving clinical outcomes. CCTASP gears intervention resources toward children, adolescents, caregivers, and providers across a range of child-serving settings with a particular focus on child welfare and behavioral health/mental health settings. Resources include education and training videos on trauma assessment and the developmental effects of trauma; an interactive, online training website; practice/intervention tools on the developmental effects of trauma including dissociation; and informational resources, tip sheets, and strategic guidelines on family engagement, trauma-informed assessment, and other trauma-informed practice issues.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Cassandra Kisiel
Phone: 
(312) 503-0459

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse, BE-ME

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

BeMe is a state wide initiative, with trauma specific screening, assessment, and interventions provided through our CMHCs and other contracted providers. Agencies with TF-CBT therapists can be located at the OUHSC website, www.oklahomatfcbt.org. Along with trauma specific services, we focus on systemic trauma-informed culture change through intra- and inter-agency trainings, collaborations, and policy change. To help maximize spread, we have a free 3 hour "Trauma Is Just the Beginning" eLearning, that provides CEUs and can be accessed on our webpage, http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health/SHARE/index.html. We are developing additional trainings to further assist agencies in implementing trauma-informed principles, policies, and practice.
 

City, State: 
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: 
Gwen Downing
Phone: 
(405) 522-8117

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.

City, State: 
St. Charles, IL
Contact: 
Liza Simon-Roper
Phone: 
(847) 245-6567

Ozark Center, Inc., Will's Place Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The NCTSN grant allows us to provide financial support for children and families so they have access to our outpatient mental health services. For under- or un-insured children, we are able to use grant dollars to provide therapy sessions. Sometimes we can take care of the deductible or co-pays. Another goal of our work is to increase trauma awareness among child-serving professionals in the area. First, we provide a screening, then conduct a trauma assessment (if indicated), and finally complete a psychological evaluation to determine the more specific effects of traumatic events. We follow up with a comprehensive array of educational and consultation activities. Child-serving professionals advance in understanding the "root to fruit" connection between trauma and psychosocial functioning. Our audience includes educators, court personnel, child protection workers, foster parents, home visitors, and therapists.
 

City, State: 
Joplin, MO
Contact: 
Kimberly Fielding
Phone: 
(417) 347-7580