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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LifeWorks South Austin Youth & Family Resource Center

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021]
Description: 

Youth and Family Alliance (LifeWorks) believes that everyone – regardless of circumstance - has the right to safe housing, the right to dignified work, and the right to heal from trauma. We support this commitment by providing a continuum of shelter and housing for transition-age youth; counseling and psychiatric services; and education and workforce opportunities to the greater Austin area. Our newly funded Trauma-Informed Community-Based Counseling Program serves transition-age youth, ages 16-21, who have experienced traumatic life events, frequently exacerbated by involvement in the foster care or criminal justice systems, homelessness, growing up in extreme poverty, or coming from a military family. Peer Support Specialists provide outreach and ongoing peer support as well as linkage to Community-Based Counselors. Using the Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), Counselors serve eligible youth referred through community outreach or through our partner organizations, Austin Child Guidance Center, Texas Network of Youth Services, Austin Opportunity for Youth, and Project Engage of County Court #6. LifeWorks mission is fearless advocacy on behalf of youth and families who are finding their pathway to self-sufficiency.

City, State: 
Austin, TX
Contact: 
Camille Clark
Phone: 
(512) 735-2152
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

This center to improve the well-being of youth with Developmental Disabilities (DD) impacted by trauma at LIJ Medical Center of Northwell Health increases DD caregivers' sensitivity to trauma-related needs and increases the availability of clinicians who can provide treatment for this doubly vulnerable population. Strategies include cross-training for developmental disabilities and trauma and development and dissemination of DD-appropriate trauma-related assessment tools and treatment adaptations. The project facilitates dissemination of the recently developed NCTSN toolkit, Road to Recovery, to increase awareness of the effects of trauma on youth with DD and develop additional materials based on the needs assessment. Initial target audiences are agencies specializing in services for children with developmental disabilities and community-based clinical providers; subsequently, this will be expanded to other providers in special education, child welfare, and medical settings; and finally, military/veteran families coping with both service-related issues and developmental disabilities will be included. The center will collaborate with identified partners working to adapt assessment and intervention tools for youth with DD within NCTSN and seek additional partners to create a collaborative group focusing on this population. By the end of the project, the center will have developed a guide to assist in matching type of disability with best available practices and develop a methodology for communities to assess their unique combination of needs and resources to enhance services for the DD youth, their families, and their providers.

City, State: 
New Hyde Park, New York
Contact: 
Peter D'Amico
Phone: 
(718) 470-8352

Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSU)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSU) is a Category II site called the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience program which works with partners across the nation to develop evidence-based materials and train on interventions to support the behavioral health, well-being, and resilience of children, their families, and communities in the face of terrorism and disaster. The program supports stakeholders and coalition members in their efforts to implement and sustain evidenced-based practices by aiding in making the necessary adaptations to fit the unique needs of each region impacted by terrorism and disaster to consider particular vulnerabilities identified following specific traumatic events.
City, State: 
New Orleans, LA
Contact: 
Richard N. Costa
Phone: 
(504) 491-0489

LUK Crisis Center, Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
LUK Inc.'s Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center (CMCTC), in collaboration with system partners, strengthens access to and availability of effective trauma-informed services and evidence-based trauma treatment for children/youth aged 0–18 with an emphasis on military families. CMCTC will serve 400 children/youth and families who have experienced traumatic events and implement Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). CMCTC will offer trauma-informed trainings for community partners with the goal of reaching 1000 professionals. CMCTC will provide leadership within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Child Welfare committee with an emphasis on the implementation and dissemination of Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC). CMCTC provides continuous quality monitoring of interventions and training effectiveness.
City, State: 
Fitchburg, MA
Contact: 
Beth Barto
Phone: 
(978) 829-2327
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.
 

City, State: 
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: 
Richard J. Brown
Phone: 
(914) 320-0232

Maine Behavioral Healthcare, The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative (The Children's Initiative)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative is focused on creating a statewide trauma-informed system of care for children and youth exposed to violence. The Initiative aims to achieve this goal through a three-tiered approach that includes (1) trauma-informed training for service providers around the state; (2) building community-based coalitions focused on regional needs of children exposed to trauma; and (3) the implementation and widespread dissemination of TF-CBT. Specifically, The Children’s Initiative hosted annual TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives that brought together clinicians from every region of the State representing diverse organizations and private counseling practices to ensure that wherever children present for trauma services, they will have access to TF-CBT. Community-based training for non-clinical providers is also a major focus of this project and involves a combination of project-developed curricula and the formal implementation of NCTSN curricula.
City, State: 
Portland, ME
Contact: 
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances
Phone: 
(207) 661-6506

Medical University of South Carolina, Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Mental Health Disparities Among Trauma-Exposed Youth Center is located within the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Our center focuses on increasing access to, engagement in, and completion of culturally- and linguistically-appropriate, evidence-based treatments (EBT) for trauma-exposed African American, Latino, economically-disadvantaged, and rural/urban children and adolescents residing in 9 counties across South Carolina. We have a particular focus on utilizing specialized service modalities with evidence of reducing barriers to care, in particular community-based treatment and telemental health. The center seeks to (1) increase access to EBTs, among underserved populations through community-, telemedicine-, and office-based service provision modalities; (2) increase capacity of therapists to provide EBTs (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Culturally Modified-TF-CBT (CM-TF-CBT)) through learning collaboratives on EBTs; and (3) increase completion of services through reducing barriers to care and the provision of culturally-tailored treatment aimed at increasing engagement and reducing premature drop-out. Services are provided in a variety of community locations, including local child advocacy centers, schools, and pediatric primary care locations.

City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Michael deArellano
Phone: 
(843) 792-7112

Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021]
Description: 

The Trauma Center of Excellence for Children and Families in Colorado aims to reduce health disparities in under-served children and families whose past traumatic experiences place them at risk for the development of trauma-related problems, by creating a nexus of culturally-responsive evidence-based treatments. We serve youth and their families as well as adults who have been impacted by traumatic events (e.g., physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, victims of crime, sexual assault, combat violence). Our target population includes three under-served groups in our community: (1) Hispanic youth and their families, (2) youth involved in the child welfare system and their caregivers, and (3) military youth and their families. The Center represents a strong community-academic partnership between Mental Health Partners (MHP), the community-based behavioral health treatment center in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV). The Center will develop and implement a trauma screening and referral system, as well as a comprehensive assessment protocol. CSPV will provide training, implementation support, and fidelity monitoring for the following evidence-based practices to MHP clinicians and local community-based referral sources: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), TF-CBT-Child Traumatic Grief (CTG), Culturally Modified-Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CM-TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

City, State: 
Boulder, Colorado
Contact: 
Janine D'Anniballe
Phone: 
(303) 413-6309

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.

City, State: 
Denver, CO
Contact: 
Jessica Gorrono
Phone: 
(303) 504-6560
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2008 - 2012]
Description: 
Mercy Family Center: Project Fleur-de-lis (PFDL) is a mental health service provider in New Orleans that provides school-based trauma-focused intervention services, military family interventions, school-based suicide risk assessment support, and restorative justice approaches training and implementation support. All schools in the Greater New Orleans area are provided the opportunity to participate in PFDL’s comprehensive programming. PFDL partners with an average of 65 schools each school year. PFDL provides the following interventions to youth in schools: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), (2) Bounce Back, and (3) Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). PFDL serves youth who have experienced the following traumatic events: community and domestic violence, death of a loved one, Hurricane Katrina exposure, and family separation. Most of the youth participating in PFDL’s trauma-focused intervention services are urban, low-income, African American, English-speaking students ages 4-18. PFDL has partnered with the Louisiana National Guard (LANG) Office of Family Programs to reach military members and their families and to provide a variety of individual and family resiliency workshops throughout the state. PFDL is expanding their work in schools and communities through two new programs: (1) a comprehensive suicide awareness and responsiveness program for youth, caregivers, and school personnel and (2) the implementation of restorative practices in school and community systems.
City, State: 
Metairie, LA
Contact: 
Laura Danna
Phone: 
(504) 838-3236