Maryland

Address: 

National Resource Center on ADHD
CHADD
4601 Presidential Drive, Suite 300
Lamham, MD 20706

Work: 
(301) 613-1741
Description: 

Susan Vosburgh is a Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years’ experience as a therapist, clinical supervisor, administrator, and educator. She is a graduate of the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) at Catholic University and has received post-graduate training in child and family therapy and the administration of social service agencies. She has been on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry and NCSSS and has served as a mental health consultant and trainer to schools, churches, the courts and government agencies.  Susan has provided therapeutic services to diverse populations of all ages, directed a bilingual therapeutic preschool, a child and adolescent hospital outpatient clinic, a school mental health program and a trauma and bereavement mental health agency.  She is bilingual, bicultural in English and Spanish.  Her private practice focuses primarily on child and family services and is located in Severna Park, MD.
 

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC) will increase the quality of child trauma services by integrating behavioral and physical health services, targeting traumatic stress exposure and recovery, extending accessibility of services by integrating trauma-informed behavioral health services with primary care, and promoting a sustainable integration. The center will support three levels of collaborative activity: 1) a Breakthrough Series, which will generate and test innovations to bridge the gaps between existing practices for prevention/early intervention for toxic stress in young children and the application of these practices within primary care settings; 2) a Learning Collaborative, which will promote the dissemination and adoption of these innovations, and will develop a Pediatric Integrated Care Training and Resource Toolkit; and 3) an Integrated Care Collaborative Group (ICCG) of participants from SAMSHA-NCTSI–funded sites and Network Affiliates. Dissemination will also be facilitated through the center's six core sites, its links to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and its hosting of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs.
 

Contact: 
Lawrence Wissow
Phone: 
(410) 614-1243

Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

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

The challenges of military children and families are substantial and require greater understanding, education, and services than they are currently receiving. Some of the most severe experiences that military children face are related to wartime stress: specifically, deployment of military parents to combat, parental injury or illness, or parental death. Little if any data exist in many of these areas. The Uniformed Services University Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USU CSTS) Child and Family Program is responsible for developing knowledge related to military childhood experiences, developing effective public education materials, and expanding and studying effective intervention strategies, all using a strength-based approach.

Though USU CSTS does not receive funding from SAMHSA, it functions as a Treatment and Services Adaptation Center within the NCTSN. The center serves as a consultant to the Network, acts as a knowledge development and dissemination center, and creates trauma-focused products specific to military families.

Contact: 
Stephen Cozza
Phone: 
(301) 295-2470
Email: 

The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Funding Period: 
[2011 – 2012, 2007 – 2011, and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Family Center is a program of Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Johns Hopkins University-affiliated specialty hospital internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. Located in an urban community in Baltimore, the Family Center provides high-quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive clinical programs and community-based services for children and families who experience or may be at risk for trauma related to maltreatment and exposure to violence. The Center offers a range of evidence-based and trauma-informed services, including prevention, treatment, specialized foster care, community outreach, advocacy, research and training through four main programs and services: Outpatient Mental Health Program, Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Early Head Start, and the Trauma Training Academy. The Outpatient Mental Health Program is a winner of one of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) 2009 Science and Service Awards in the category of"Treatment of Mental Illness and Recovery Support Services" for its implementation of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Since its participation in the NCTSN, the Family Center is dedicated to providing quality clinical services using evidence-based and evidence-informed assessment and treatment practices. As an affiliate member, the Center remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on child sexual and physical abuse, complex trauma, trauma and substance abuse, early childhood trauma, traumatic experiences on parents, trauma-informed child welfare practices, secondary traumatic stress, cultural competence, family systems, policy and partnering with youth and families.
Contact: 
Elizabeth Thompson
Phone: 
(443) 923-5918

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center

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

The Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center will lead local and national efforts to understand the impact of how trauma—especially complex trauma—impacts families, that families are the foundation through which children comprehend and cope with their traumatic experiences, and that family trauma interventions optimize healing. The FITT Center will enhance system capacity to address the needs of children and their families using a two-pronged approach of increasing provider capacity and the effectiveness of consumer advocacy. Objectives include providing new training and tools for child service systems’ workforces engaged with family systems exposed to chronic trauma related to poverty by: 1) widely disseminating via the FITT Toolkit; and 2) developing innovative training curricula, focusing on family-informed, evidence-based trauma interventions for mental health professionals and for master’s-level and doctoral students.  Collaborating with 19 Children’s Trauma Centers (CTCs) and other provider organizations that support large numbers of families living in poverty, the center will improve access to three effective family trauma treatments: Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), Trauma-Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC), and FamilyLive (FL); and to a family-based assessment and treatment planning tool: Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths-Trauma (FANS-Trauma).. Additionally, the FITT Center will develop messages and tools designed to help families learn how to be heard as they advocate in the public arena and within child service systems.

Contact: 
Laurel Kiser
Phone: 
(410) 706-2490
Email: 

Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Funding Period: 
Description: 
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), works to create an effective community-based mental health service infrastructure in the U.S. The center's foremost goals are to improve the availability and accessibility of high-quality care for people with or at-risk for mental illnesses and their families. CMHS also supports a portfolio of grant programs that develop and apply knowledge about best community-based practices to reach people at greatest risk: adults with serious mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbances. Issues of stigma and consumer empowerment are also on the center's agenda. Furthermore, the center collects and disseminates national mental health services data, designed to help inform future services policy and program decision-making.
Contact: 
Malcolm Gordon
Phone: 
(240) 276-1856
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