California

University of California, Los Angeles (Szilagyi)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Pediatric Approach to Trauma, Treatment and Resilience (PATTeR) is a multi-site project. The three project sites include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UCLA's Section on Developmental Studies. The focus of PATTeR is to develop curricula focused on trauma and resilience specifically for pediatricians who are the first child professionals family encounter and the most frequent gate-keepers to subspecialty care, including trauma-informed mental health care, and to supportive community-based services. During year one, we will focus on developing two levels of curricula: Trauma Aware and Trauma Informed. Through the AAP, which is the professional home of over 60,000 pediatricians across the United States, we will recruit pediatricians serving children and families in a variety of settings but focus on those serving certain high risk groups: those living in poverty, involved with child welfare or social services, those living in resource-poor areas and military families. Case-based learning designed to lead to practice change will occur in a group on-line format (using ECHO Technology) with an expert panel. Trauma Aware training will occur over 6 sessions. Pediatricians seeking to become trauma training resources in their own communities or AAP chapters will complete the more detailed Trauma-Informed training over 12 sessions. We will also recruit residency program leaders through the Academic Pediatrics Association to engage in both curricula since they are the educators who will transform pediatric residency education. We will also infuse curricula into multiple AAP education venues and anticipate reaching thousands of pediatricians during the grant cycle.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Moira Szilagyi
Phone: 
(310) 794-5361

University of California, Los Angeles (Asarnow)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The UCLA-Duke Adolescent Suicide/Self Harm & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) will serve as a resource for information related to safety, suicidal/self-harm behaviors, and substance use among trauma-exposed youths. We prioritize services for emergency/acute care and brief time-limited treatments, adapting for the trauma-exposed population and then disseminating two brief evidence-based interventions for suicide/self-harm risk (Emergency/Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention; SAFETY) and two for substance abuse (Screening/Motivational Interviewing(MI); CBT with MI/optional contingency management). To inform and develop optimal service strategies for improving outcomes for trauma-exposed youths, the Center will also work to develop and strengthen trauma informed care that integrates care for adolescent behavioral health within primary care, emergency, and other medical settings, as well as other mental health, school, and community settings. We will utilize surveillance data on suicide/self-harm and substance abuse risk in the NCTSN population to guide this work. Intervention training and dissemination will include technology-enhanced tools/materials and data-informed supervision systems and clinical dashboards to enhance quality of care and client outcomes. Through trainings/dissemination activities, the Center aims to serve diverse youths, across racial and ethnic groups. sexual identities and orientations, socioeconomic groups, and address needs of youths in military families. Our Center goal is to support providers and service systems in addressing safety issues and substance misuse effectively, thereby enhancing the benefits of other treatments that specifically target post-traumatic stress disorders/reactions.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Joan R. Asarnow
Phone: 
(310) 454-2018
Address: 
117 West Walnut Avenue #C
San Diego, CA 92103
Work: 
(619) 577-2325
Description: 

Jennifer Hossler is a master level social worker and experienced trainer with extensive experience in the fields of child welfare, child trauma, system change, and juvenile justice. She recently worked as the Child Welfare Systems Change Specialist for the Chadwick Center's Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP-DI), serving as a liaison, consultant, and trainer for 5 child welfare jurisdictions across the country, helping create more trauma-informed systems. She now works as a consultant for ACEs Connection and remains involved with NCTSN committees and projects focused child welfare, sexual abuse, human trafficking, and advancing knowledge of adverse childhood experiences.

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Joan Asarnow

Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Moira Szilagyi

The Regents of the University of California

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Riverside, CA
Contact: 
Susan Timmer
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

In collaboration with the Asian Health Services (AHS), the Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP), Public Health Institute (PHI) will implement the Trauma Informed Programs for Asian Communities (TIPAC) that aims to provide trauma-informed treatment and other services to reduce mental health and behavioral problems (e.g., substance use) and promote health and well-being for Asian Americans and immigrants in Alameda County, CA. TIPAC will target Asian children (6 to 18 years old) and their families who have had traumatic experiences due to refugee/immigration/relocation process, child abuse, and other traumatic events (e.g., exposure to war and disaster). In collaboration with local CBOs and the Public Health Department, we will conduct community and online outreach and recruit the targeted Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma. We will provide evidence-based and culturally appropriate trauma-informed treatment and other programs (e.g., Asian youth community empowerment) and evaluate the efficacy of TIPAC on the targeted health outcomes. We will also facilitate system level changes in child-serving systems to improve access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services in the San Francisco Bay area. Results of the process and outcome evaluation will be reported to SAMHSA and the targeted Asian communities through community forums and newsletters. Through direct individual and system level interventions, TIPAC will have a significant impact on increasing access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services for Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma but have been neglected by mental health and other service providers.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Tooru Nemoto
Phone: 
(415) 602-6925
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Screening, Treatment and Trauma Training in Primary Care (STATT-PC) at La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. (La Clínica) provides services to low income, minority youth across eight School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Alameda County, California. STATT-PC uses a three-pronged approach to expand access to trauma-focused services for youth (ages 12-17) who have been exposed to community violence, physical abuse, domestic violence and/or other traumatic events. The first is a primary care approach, which focuses on training medical team staff to be more cognizant of childhood trauma by using The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers combined with the implementation of the Primary Care PTSD screening tool. This approach enables the medical team to efficiently link more registered medical patients to behavioral health services where behavioral health clinicians use the PCL5 in their screening and treatment of trauma. The second approach is a population-based classroom approach. After screening all students in the classroom of schools associated with the SBHCs, La Clínica links students to appropriate trauma services, using Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma In Schools (CBITS) brief, validated screening tool. Third, La Clínica will partner with other agencies to implement a CBITS Learning Collaborative to further expand trauma services across Alameda County. Collectively, these three approaches create multiple pathways for youth to access trauma-focused treatment to reduce long-term physical and social consequences that arise from adverse childhood experiences.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Ruth Campbell
Phone: 
(510) 535-6448
Address: 

Child and Adolescent Services, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Unit 6B
San Francisco, CA  94110
 

Work: 
(415) 206-3278
Description: 

Joyce Dorado is the co-founder and director of UCSF HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools), a multilevel prevention and intervention program that collaborates with the San Francisco Unified School District to promote school success for students who have experienced complex trauma, by creating school environments that are more trauma-sensitive and supportive of the needs of these students. She is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of Clinical Research and Evaluation at Child and Adolescent Services (CAS), a trauma-informed mental health clinic at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital that provides services to children, youth, and families from under-resourced, culturally diverse communities. Dr. Dorado led and coordinated CAS data contributions to the NCTSN Core Data Set for over six years, collaborated with Laurel Kiser and the Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center to implement and help evaluate Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) multifamily groups at CAS, and currently participates in the Family Systems and the Schools Collaborative Groups.

Address: 
3167 Serena Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Work: 
(310) 923-5161
Description: 

Ashley Labistour is a UC Davis-approved PCIT trainer and a nationally approved trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT. She formerly served as a treatment coordinator specializing in child sexual abuse at Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles for 11 years. She currently provides TF-CBT training and consultation for various agencies in Southern and Northern California.

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