Illinois

Address: 

Skokie, IL 60676

Description: 

Gene is a retired from Northwestern University, where, at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) had a Category II grant that focused on the CANS assessment tool.  Presently Gene serves as the Director of Research for the ChildTrauma Academy and consults with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice on their MacArthur, Models for Change curriculum. Gene remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on public sector child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice issues.

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New Life Counseling
522 Vermont Street, Suite 0
Quincy, IL 26301
 

Work: 
(217) 617-1134
Description: 

Thomas Donovan is a trainer of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Thomas formerly served at Chaddock, a former category 3 site, as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Currently he is the owner of New Life Counseling in Quincy, IL and Assistant Pastor at Columbus Road Baptist Church.  

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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medici9ne
950 East 61st, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60637
 

Work: 
(773) 834-4394
Mobile: 
(312) 719-2778
Description: 

Licensed clinical psychologist Brad Stolbach, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine, and co-founder and clinical consultant to La Rabida Children’s Hospital’s Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC). Dr. Stolbach is Project Director of Trauma-Informed Care for Youth Injured by Violence, a collaboration involving La Rabida’s CCTC, the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health. A primary goal of this project is to develop and implement an adaption of Drexel’s Healing Hurt People (HHP) trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago. Dr. Stolbach’s work at the University of Chicago Medicine also focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services in a variety of settings, including the Adoption Center, the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit, and the Center for Community Health and Vitality, as well as developing a Trauma-Informed Psychiatry Clinic for youth on probation. Within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Dr. Stolbach is the Midwest Lead Technical Advisor in the Complex Trauma Treatment Network and a member of the Dissociation Expert Workgroup for the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning at Northwestern University. He currently serves as a Co-Chair of the NCTSN Community Violence Committee. Dr. Stolbach’s research activities focus on developmental trauma disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, the links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.

Lake County Health Department, Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Families Residing in Lake County

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Trauma-Informed Care for Youth (TICY) and Families Residing in Lake County will use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat and serve children and adolescents, aged 2–18, and their families who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. TICY will develop expertise in trauma care and become a leader in enhancing trauma-informed care in the community by providing training on the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma. The project will serve 1,000 clients in direct clinical services. Priority will be given to military families.

Contact: 
Heather Robbins
Phone: 
(847) 377-8217

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.

Contact: 
Liza Simon-Roper
Phone: 
(847) 245-6567
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Metropolitan Family Services
1 North Dearborn, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Work: 
(312) 986-4292
Description: 

Vikki Rompala was the Co-Chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Committee at NCTSN and the Program Evaluation and Consumer Initiative Coordinator at La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Child Trauma Center. She now works as the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation at Metropolitan Family Services and remains involved with creating trauma-informed services for many different service sectors including domestic violence, child welfare, youth development, early childhood, and outpatient mental health settings.

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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
222 Merchandise Mark Plaza, Suite 1351
Chicago, IL 60654
Work: 
(312) 379-1682
Fax: 
(312) 467-0130
Description: 

Nicole Tefera is an individual affiliate member and currently works at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center, Institute for Juvenile Research

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC): Treatment Collaborative for Trauma and Violence (TCTV) will promote and disseminate comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated care for multiproblem, at-risk youth affected by trauma and violence involved with delinquency or the justice system. The program will strengthen both service system connectivity and community-based best practices for trauma-informed intervention and prevention, particularly among court judges, juvenile justice probation officers, and law enforcement staff. TCTV goals are to: 1) increase awareness about the needs of traumatized youth who are affected by community and domestic violence—and who are involved with court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems—while emphasizing the enhancement of community resources and service system collaboration; 2) disseminate trauma-informed treatment approaches designed for multiproblem youth experiencing traumatic stress, violence exposure, and co-occurring substance abuse—using Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (TST-SA)—and disruptive behavior problems, using STRONG Families; and 3) provide training and consultation to facilitate service system and community resource collaboration, using a socioecologically based and trauma-informed model of collaboration developed by UYTC, called YOUTH-CAN (Youth Overcoming Urban Trauma and Healing through Community Action Network), which promotes the use of best practices for trauma intervention and violence prevention among youth service providers within targeted communities.
Contact: 
Jaleel Abdul-Adil
Phone: 
(312) 413-1371

Youth Network Council dba Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Trauma-Informed Youth Services Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Youth Network Council (YNC) is the lead agency for the Trauma-Informed Youth Service Initiative (TIYSI). YNC is partnering with at least nine community-based service providers across the state and building capacity of 30 youth service providers. TIYSI will focus on three populations of youth aged 9–17: youth at high risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system, youth re-entering communities after incarceration, and youth in military families. Using the evidence-based therapeutic intervention Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), TIYSI expects to serve approximately 1,050 youth during the four-year project period. YNC will also provide trauma-informed training and capacity-building services to the grassroots and community-based agencies that comprise the statewide youth service system.
Contact: 
Michelle Arnold
Phone: 
(312) 861-6600

Children's Research Triangle, Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth The Trauma Treatment Program (TTP): Increasing Trauma Services for Youth at Children's Research Triangle will increase the availability of trauma-focused therapeutic services for children and adolescents aged 0–18 by implementing evidenced-based interventions, and by training professionals and nonprofessionals about the impact of trauma on youth. The TTP will employ several best practice interventions including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS). During the four years of funding, 1,200 children and adolescents will be screened for traumatic histories; 900 will undergo a systematic trauma assessment; 240 will participate in TTP trauma-focused interventions; 240 will participate in Youth Trauma Workshops; and 400 professionals and 200 nonprofessionals will receive training about the impact of trauma.
Contact: 
Linda Schwartz
Phone: 
(312) 726-4011
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