Colorado

Address: 

2813 Cherrystone Place
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Work: 
(970) 672-8411
Address: 

2813 Cherrystone Place
Fort Collins, CO  80525

Work: 
508) 942-3160
Address: 

12863 Birch Drive
Thornton, CO 80241

Work: 
(720) 333-0032
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Description: 

works for Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The Center is part of the University of Colorado at Denver.

Colorado Judicial Branch, Denver Juvenile Probation Department

Funding Period: 
[2009-2012]
Description: 
Through the Identifying Child and Youth Trauma in the Court System Project, Denver Juvenile and Family Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect will develop and implement a standard protocol to identify, screen, assess, and treat children and adolescents who have been exposed to trauma and who are children of a court-involved, substance-abusing parent. The project will serve a target population of 200 Denver families with children and youth aged 4-17, as part of a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach for families involved in the city's justice system. Services to the target population—55% Latino, 20% African American, 23% Anglo, and 2% other—will include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat trauma and trauma-related symptoms. The project will also work collaboratively in Denver and across the Network to develop and promote effective practices and services including trainings for and collaboration with Denver's treatment, law enforcement, and justice communities.
Contact: 
Lilas Rajaee-Moore
Phone: 
(720) 913-4248

University of Colorado Denver, Kempe Evidence-Based Mental Health Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Kempe Evidence-Based Mental Health Initiative will be developed by the Kempe Imhoff Clinic, which provides mental health services to trauma-exposed children and families referred from several community sites. Project goals include: 1) continuing clinical services at the clinic and expanding the evidence-based treatments (EBTs) offered by clinical staff, e.g., Alternatives for Families­A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT); 2) increasing capacity of the clinic’s military partners to identify children and families in need of mental health services, and developing specialty services for military families in the clinic; and 3) expanding the Colorado Evidence-Based Training Initiative to train mental health professionals (civilian and military) and child welfare professionals in trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment. The program expects to provide mental health services to 1,540 children/families and training to 760 professionals throughout the Western Mountain region.

Contact: 
Kimberly Shipman
Phone: 
(303) 864-5366

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.

Contact: 
Lynn Garst
Phone: 
(303) 504-6560
Address: 

1844 South Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224

Work: 
(303) 757-2930
Description: 

Frank Bennett was director of Children's Services at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, for twenty years before retiring in 2006. He served as project director of the NCTSN site at Aurora for four years. Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, working on the Core Curriculum Project and the Resource Parent Curriculum.

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Aurora Mental Health Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves more than 5,000 people annually in Aurora, Colorado. Services are provided in eight counseling and specialized service centers; seven residential facilities; twenty-five public schools; two county departments of human services; and in homes, foster homes, and at other community locations. The center helps abused and neglected children and children who have witnessed interpersonal violence. The center's Intercept program works with children with mental illness and developmental disabilities, an underserved population with an extremely high prevalence of abuse, and has adapted Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children with developmental disabilities.
Contact: 
Kathie Snell
Phone: 
(303) 617-2733
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