Texas

Department of State Health Services (Texas), Texas Children Recovering from Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Contact: 
Marisol Acosta
Phone: 
(512) 206-4830

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices—in partnership with community partners in Detroit and Ypsilanti—will: 1) build community consensus; 2) provide training in trauma-informed, evidence-based assessments using the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT); and 3) assist with cultural adaptations to Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A), and provide training in its implementation. During the four-year project, the program will provide trauma-informed care to approximately 18,000 underserved youth across southeastern Michigan.

Contact: 
Julie Kaplow
Phone: 
(734) 615-1641
Address: 
El Centro de Corazon

7037 Capitol St.
Houston, TX 77011

Work: 
(832)494-1766
Fax: 
(713) 926-9105
Description: 

Rodolfo Orna is an individual affiliate and works at El Centro de Corzaon located in Houston, TX.

Center for Success and Independence, Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E)

Funding Period: 
[2010 - 2012]
Description: 

The Center for Success and Independence has created Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E), which will provide services to the Harris County, Texas, juvenile justice program including trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services to adolescents; new trauma-informed and trauma-focused practices in its residential program; and systems changes through consensus-building, training, and technical assistance. S.A.F.E targets youth aged 12-17 because of the high prevalence of PTSD in this population, and because studies show a link between traumatic stress and escalating delinquency.

The Center’s objectives include: 1) screening adolescents for PTSD at Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJP) sites; 2) providing trauma-informed assessment and residential treatment to adolescents using dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT); 3) implementing at least one new trauma-informed practice and one new trauma-focused intervention in the Center’s residential program, with new services delivered to adolescents; 4) providing a minimum of eight hours of training and 24 hours of technical assistance to HCJP staff in trauma-informed services provision; and 5) providing five additional training events for HCJP providers.

Contact: 
Rebecca Whitson
Phone: 
(713) 426-4545 ext 125

DePelchin Children's Center, Child Trauma Program

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The DePelchin Children’s Center Child Traumatic Stress Program delivers screening, assessment, case management, and mental health services to traumatized children residing in four southeast counties in Texas. Services are provided through DePelchin’s foster care, adoption/post-adoption, residential treatment, outpatient mental health counseling, and home-based therapy programs. DePelchin focuses on children who are the victims of complex trauma or who suffer from trauma related to traumatic loss, abuse (physical, psychological, or sexual), maltreatment, or neglect. As a result of its participation in the NCTSN, DePelchin has integrated an emphasis on trauma-informed practices throughout the agency. DePelchin works with the community to provide information and training on best practices in child trauma treatment, and to increase the availability of and improve access to mental health services in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. DePelchin has also been actively involved in supporting evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Re-funded in 2008, DePelchin implemented the Child Trauma Program (DCTP) to mobilize Houston/Gulf Coast communities to help children and families address and overcome the unwanted effects of trauma. The DCTP targeted 1) children affected by trauma and in need of trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatment including referral to culturally adapted services (240 children); 2) children and families impacted by the effects of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (360 children); and 3) children and families of military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan (100 families). The primary service area was Greater Harris County, Texas, including Houston, parts of the Gulf Coast, and surrounding counties. The DCTP brought together community leaders serving the target populations to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Major goals were to: 1) establish a coordinated framework of community services, training, and leadership; 2) expand access to the delivery system of trauma-focused mental health care in the Houston/Gulf Coast area to children and families suffering the long-term effects of natural disaster and deployment trauma; and 3) provide leadership for the dissemination of information on the impact of trauma on children and families and the utilization of trauma-focused interventions.

Contact: 
Jennifer Mills
Phone: 
(713) 802-6209

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (S.C.A.N.), Border Traumatic Stress Response (Border TSR)

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Border Traumatic Stress Resource Center (BTSRC), a project under Serving Children and Adults in Need Inc. (SCAN) is an affiliate site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. BTSRC focuses on: 1) enhancing the skills of its workforce to use a trauma lens in everything they do; 2) utilizing trauma-specific interventions that are evidence-based; 3) developing services that concurrently treat traumatic stress and substance abuse; 4) partnering with other organizations around the country to advance services and resources for children and families impacted by trauma; and 5) serving as an information clearinghouse for NCTSN products and training resources for professionals and organizations in Webb County and surrounding areas that desire to become more knowledgeable about trauma-informed care and adept at delivering trauma-informed services.
Contact: 
Luis E. Flores
Phone: 
(956) 724-3177 ext 156

Aliviane, Inc., Behavioral Health Clinic Community Treatment and Services Center

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

The Aliviane Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center will focus on children and adolescents exposed to complex trauma including emotional abuse, severe neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnessing family or community violence. The target population, aged 6–17, is 94 percent Latino/Latina, with 86 percent living at or below the poverty level. Objectives during the lifetime of the grant include: 1) collaborating with a professional steering committee and consumer advisory board; 2) providing training on effective trauma practices and trauma awareness to 150 individuals; 3) assisting five community-based programs to implement trauma-informed practices consistent with NCTSN best practices; 4) providing training to eight CTS staff on Culturally Modified Trauma-Focused Treatment (CMTFT) and Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT); and 4) collecting data on client characteristics, evidence-based services received, and treatment outcomes for 500 children and adolescents in the target age group.

Contact: 
Dante Jimenez
Phone: 
915-782-4023
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