New Jersey

Family and Children's Services, Inc., NJ, Transforming Trauma Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Transforming Trauma Project (TTP) will develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of a Community Treatment and Services (TSA) Center designed to provide trauma treatment to children, youth, and families who experience traumatic events; and to increase access to trauma-focused and trauma-informed treatment and services in Union County and nearby military bases. Goals include building infrastructure by: 1) bringing together representatives of consumers, providers, and government under the aegis of a Project Advisory Board; and 2) creating a permanent community collaborative, designated as Collaboration for a Trauma-Informed Community (CTIC). TTP will increase the capacity of Union County’s mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and other child-serving systems to provide trauma-focused screening, assessment, referral (via staff in-service and workshop training) by: 1) training a cohort of staff psychotherapists of provider agencies in evidence-based, trauma-informed practices (including, but not limited to TF-CBT); and 2) using the Train-the Trainer program in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to sustain project services after the conclusion of federal funding. Additionally, TTP will provide trauma-informed screening, assessment, and referral to youth and family members; and TF-CBT treatment to children, adolescents, and family members who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events.

Contact: 
William Webb
Phone: 
(908) 352-7474
Email: 

CARES Institute at Rowan University

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The CARES Institute at Rowan University is a nationally recognized facility for its leadership in the development of evidence-based services for children who have suffered child abuse. Through this initiative, the institute disseminates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), enhances public and professional efforts toward early identification and protection of potential abuse victims, and improves children's access to evidence-based and developmentally and culturally sensitive treatment services. Through collaboration with local constituencies and NCTSN members, the institute helps increase awareness of, identify obstacles to, and improve access to effective mental health services for children who have suffered abuse or other violent crime. The CARES Institute has also developed and tested an intervention for physical abuse. In addition, the institute provides ongoing training and consultation on TF-CBT and physical abuse to mental health staff at New Jersey's three other Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Centers and to centers associated with the NCTSN.
Contact: 
Esther Deblinger
Phone: 
(856) 566-7036
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