California

University of Southern California, Adolescent Trauma Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC) trains clinicians and disseminates information throughout the U.S. on the assessment and treatment of complex trauma effects in socially marginalized and ethnically-diverse adolescents, including those with, or at risk for, substance abuse, suicide, and self-injurious behavior. Clinicians receiving training and products include those in mental health, school, substance abuse, child welfare, residential, juvenile justice, and military intervention service systems. USC-ATTC disseminates treatment guides, tools and information on its evidence-based, multi-component treatment, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), including the ITCT-A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition, and the standalone guide “Treating Substance Use Issues in Traumatized Adolescents and Young Adults: Key Principles and Components,” available at the USC-ATTC website:

http://keck.usc.edu/adolescent-trauma-training-center

. Two additional treatment guides are in progress: “Treating Suicidality and Self-Injurious Behaviors in Traumatized Youth” and “Mindfulness Training for Traumatized Adolescents.” USC-ATTC is developing an ITCT-A certification program, and a Train-the-Trainer program to more widely disseminate ITCT-A throughout the NCTSN and beyond. It is collaborating with other TSAs to develop and disseminate materials and co-conduct trainings on preventing and treating suicidality, self-harm, and substance abuse in juvenile justice and mental health systems, and works with TSA and CTS centers to increase their capacity to provide culturally sensitive services for traumatized youth. Consultations are provided to individual centers and groups of centers, nation-wide, on adaptations and implementations.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
John Briere
Phone: 
(323) 226-5697
Email: 

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Military Families Achieving Recovery

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Military Families Achieving Recovery (MFAR) will serve military children, youth, and families in the South Bay/Harbor region of Los Angeles County who face challenges such as deployment stressors, combat-related mental health problems, and poor access to services and consistent support. The project will develop and sustain a comprehensive suite of trauma-informed, community-based services that includes: 1) Outreach, Engagement, and Education; 2) Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS); and 3) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). During the grant period, MFAR will treat an expected 360 military children, youth, and families for trauma-exposure; and will provide 1,300 military families and community professionals with outreach and engagement to educate them on trauma and its sequelae.

City, State: 
Culver City, CA
Contact: 
Rebecca Gaba
Phone: 
(310) 751-5352

Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices for Teens

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Restorative Trauma-lnformed Practices (TIPS) for Teens program will deliver Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) to a population of adolescents aged 12–19, most of whom are either African American or Latino/Latina. The program expects to serve 320 teens during the grant period. Additionally, TIPS for Teens will: 1) increase access to trauma-informed treatment by providing education and professional development services to 42 school-based mental health service providers; and 2) provide information and outreach on trauma and trauma-informed responses to 670 parents, students, staff, and community-based organizations.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Cindy Hill-Ford
Phone: 
(510) 768-3112

Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Another Choice, Another Chance will provide outpatient Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and youth aged 3–18 from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who live at or below the poverty level, and who have been victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The center will provide 12–20 sessions of individual, group, and/or family treatment services to 200 children/youth and their parents or other primary caregivers.

City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Sandi Snelgrove
Phone: 
(916) 361-2089
Address: 
Santa Barbara, CA
Description: 

Gil Reyes, PhD is a clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara, California. At NCTSN he is involved with the Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Missouri and the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA, and is a longstanding member of the task force on the Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma. He was the lead editor of the four-volume Handbook of International Disaster Psychology (2006) and The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008), and his areas of expertise include psychological trauma, and the psychosocial effects of disasters, terrorism, torture, and mass violence. He has provided psychosocial disaster support in several national and local disasters throughout the past decade, including the September 2001 response to the destruction of the World Trade Center, and has worked in a consulting capacity with the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He serves as the Disaster Relief Committee Chair for the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, is the 2012 President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Peace Psychology, and is the 2014 President-Elect of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. In all areas of life, Dr. Reyes emphasizes social support and attachments as the essential tools for resilient coping in the face of adversity.

Address: 
Hendricks Consulting
4032 Valeta Street, Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92110
Work: 
(619) 549-7958
Description: 

Alison Hendricks is a National Trainer on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, which she helped to revise. She is a co-chair of the NCTSN Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit Training and Implementation Sub-Committee. She has worked for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, a Category II site, most recently as Operations Manager of the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project. Alison now has her own consulting business, focusing on trauma training and consultation for a variety of professionals and systems.

Address: 

320 Grand Street Apt 302
Alameda, CA 94501

Work: 
(646) 644-7496
Description: 

Ruth Campbell was the program director for the International Institute of New Jersey's Cultural Adjustment and Trauma Services program.

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
Address: 

The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Work: 
(818) 755-8786 x1008
Description: 

Irma Seilicovich is COO and co-founder of The Village Family Services, a nonprofit that works primarily with children exposed to trauma, in North Hollywood, CA.  Ms. Seilicovich has been actively working in the mental health field for over 20 years with a focus on children and families who have been victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Formerly coordinator for the Trauma Center at Children’s Institute Inc. and a current member of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Ms. Seilicovich continues her association with the NCTSN while implementing evidence-based trauma treatment for children at The Village Family Services.

Lisette Rivas-Hermina, MS, LMFT

Address: 

1800 S. Brand Blvd, #123
Glendale, CA 91225

Work: 
(818) 956-5090
Fax: 
(818) 956-5092
Description: 

Lisette Rivas-Hermina has been a senior training specialist at the Children’s Institute, Inc. She now works as a consultant and trainer for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Los Angeles. She remains involved with NCTSN activities to promote the use of evidenced-based trauma treatment for children and their families. Ms. Rivas-Hermina provides treatment to children and their families in Spanish and English in her private practice using both TF-CBT and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

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