Missouri

Address: 

St. Louis County Family Court
501 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
 

Work: 
(314) 615-4498
Fax: 
(314) 615-4477
Description: 

Megan Schacht was the former Clinical Manager of the Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. She now is the Manager of Family and Clinical Services at the St. Louis County Family Court and remains active with the NCTSN in areas related to juvenile justice and complex trauma.

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis at University of Missouri, St. Louis, The Families Learning About Recovery Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Families Learning About Recovery (FLARES) Project will: 1) increase the number of mental health professionals trained in trauma-focused, evidenced-based interventions; 2) enable professionals, and children and families to have increased access to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT); 3) adopt and sustain use of TF-CBT and CPT in community settings with fidelity; 4) improve treatment outcomes for children exposed to trauma; and 5) develop trauma-informed child-serving systems. FLARES expects to train 300 mental health professionals, 2,400 children, and 400 caregivers during the funding period.

Contact: 
Jerry Dunn
Phone: 
(314) 516-7342
Email: 

Ozark Center, Inc., Will's Place Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Will's Place Project will focus on children/youth aged 2–18 residing in Jasper County who have experienced trauma, with a special focus on children and youth of military families. Approximately 900 children and youth will be screened for trauma, and 325 children and youth will be served during the life of the project using one of five evidence-based practices. The project’s goals are to: 1) improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events in Jasper County; 2) increase outreach and access through assessment and appropriate referral, in partnership with other community agencies in Jasper County, to identify children and adolescents in need of trauma treatment and services; and 3) provide service delivery agencies in the four-state regional area of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas with an increased understanding of the impact of trauma in the lives of children and youth, and of the principles of a trauma-informed approach.

Contact: 
Vicky Mieseler
Phone: 
(417) 347-7704
Address: 

3700 Highway MM
Hannibal, MO 63401

Work: 
(217)617-1227
Description: 

Chris Stupavsky was formerly an outpatient clinician at the Chaddock Trauma Initiative in Quincy IL, where she received training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). She currently works with rural communities in more than eight counties in Missouri. In her private practice, Christine continues to implement these and other evidence based practices for children and families.

University of Missouri, Terrorism and Disaster Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 
The Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC) will work to enhance mental health preparedness, recovery, and resilience in children, families, and communities affected by disaster. Along with national expertise, the TDC will provide resources for intervention, training, consultation, and technical assistance related to disasters and terrorism. Goals include: 1) providing national disaster mental health leadership, 2) increasing disaster mental health public awareness, 3) developing and implementing disaster mental health interventions, 4) creating disaster mental health training protocols and resources, 5) partnering with service providers, and 6) collaborating with NCTSN partners on disaster issues. TDC will develop, implement, and evaluate four disaster mental health interventions: the Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI) for children, the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART), the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit for Youth (CART-Youth), and the Disaster and Media Intervention (DMI) for youth.
Contact: 
Brian Houston
Phone: 
(573) 882-3327
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