Massachusetts

Justice Resource Institute, Complex Trauma Treatment Network

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Complex Trauma Treatment Network (CTTN) will develop, adapt, and disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and adolescents impacted by complex trauma. The project’s goals are to: 1) transform multicounty and state systems of care serving children and families impacted by complex trauma; 2) address gaps in complex trauma services to youth of color living in poverty and/or with urban violence; and in residential treatment centers, juvenile justice detention centers, shelters, and foster care; 3) enhance graduate-level social work education to cultivate a sustainable provider workforce across the child services continuum trained in complex trauma; 4) increase national access to EBPs for complex trauma including: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET); and 5) expand regional, national, virtual, and Web-based dissemination of products and resources from CTTN and NCTSN. The CTTN will also provide intensive training and technical assistance to transform systems of care in more than 200 community and state agencies participating in one of 18 Learning Communities; and will train more than 20,000 multidisciplinary child service providers on the impact, assessment diagnosis, and treatment of complex trauma in at least twenty states. This initiative will directly impact 100,000+ children and families nationwide.
City, State: 
Brookline, MA
Contact: 
Joseph Spinazzola
Phone: 
(617) 232-1303

Baystate Medical Center, Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss (House Calls) will improve access to and the quality of mental health care for children and families who are experiencing symptoms stemming from trauma or loss. The project will adapt Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for use in the In-Home Therapy (IHT) setting, which is a model of community-based mental health treatment in which patients receive intensive psychotherapy in their own homes. In addition to improving access, this adaptation will offer significant advantages for selected patients over the traditional outpatient TF-CBT by addressing the impact of trauma on the entire family unit. The treatment will then be disseminated through trainings and ongoing consultation. House Calls will serve children and adolescents aged 5–18 residing in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Objectives include: 1) training 24 IHT clinicians and their paraprofessionals in the adapted form of TF-CBT; 2) enrolling 120 children and their families in TF-CBT, 30 percent of whom will be military families; 3) gathering NCTSN-required data and appropriate clinical measures; 4) significantly reducing depressive, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral symptoms in 90 percent of children and families completing therapy; 5) maintaining robust partnerships with partner agencies and community stakeholders; and 6) ensuring fidelity to the TF-CBT model.
City, State: 
Springfield, MA
Contact: 
Barry Sarvet
Phone: 
(413) 794-6630

Institute for Health and Recovery, Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together II

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT II) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and Boston University. The project addresses traumatic stress in children, aged 0–7, and their mothers who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Services take place at three Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)—located in Cambridge, Boston, and Fall River, Massachusetts—that provide methadone maintenance and buprenorphine. The objectives of BRIGHT II are to (1) reduce maternal and psychological stress; (2)foster development of the mothers' emotion regulation skills; (3) build parental competence; (4) develop capacities for positive interaction through shared play; (5) train OTP staff on the practices of relationship-work, child development, trauma and parent-child interactions; and (6) offer training and support to OTPs statewide.
City, State: 
Cambridge, MA
Contact: 
Susan O'Donnell
Phone: 
(617) 661-3991

National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research has led the nation in developing and disseminating knowledge about trauma and violence and addressing its effects on homeless families for more than 20 years. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network from 2003 to 2007, the National Center and its partners formed the National Collaborative for Trauma-Surviving Homeless Children to address the unmet trauma-related needs of homeless children and their parents. The National Center has developed a Trauma-Informed Organizational Curriculum for use in homeless service settings, settings serving women, veterans, and children, and organizations serving displaced populations. The central component of the curriculum is a Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment that includes concrete practices or benchmarks of trauma-informed care for special populations, and serves as a guide for agencies to begin the process of adopting a trauma-informed approach agency-wide. The National Center provides training and technical assistance on traumatic stress, trauma-informed care, and secondary traumatic stress and self-care both locally and nationally, and provides individualized consultation to support organizations in implementing a trauma-informed service model.
City, State: 
Newton, MA
Contact: 
Kathleen Guarino
Phone: 
(781) 373-7066

LUK Crisis Center, Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
LUK Inc.'s Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center (CMCTC), in collaboration with system partners, strengthens access to and availability of effective trauma-informed services and evidence-based trauma treatment for children/youth aged 0–18 with an emphasis on military families. CMCTC will serve 400 children/youth and families who have experienced traumatic events and implement Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). CMCTC will offer trauma-informed trainings for community partners with the goal of reaching 1000 professionals. CMCTC will provide leadership within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Child Welfare committee with an emphasis on the implementation and dissemination of Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC). CMCTC provides continuous quality monitoring of interventions and training effectiveness.
City, State: 
Fitchburg, MA
Contact: 
Beth Barto
Phone: 
(978) 829-2327
Email: 
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