is relatively new  to the trauma-informed field after 40 + years in management and consulting in child welfare, family service, mental health.juvenile justice npo's and some government agencies. His MSW/ACSW training provides a clinical/organizational/community-based service system perspective to work with boards,staff,funders and community groups. He is currently consulting on special projects, incl.program development and community capacity development, focusing on developmental disabilities and youth at risk populations, at Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth NJ. Previously as ED at Family & Children's Services, He was instrumental in developing a "Transforming Trauma" program,funded by SAMHSA, to improve and increase trauma-informed and trauma-focused services to children and youth in multiple service systems in New Jersey. In partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the CARES Institute, our program faciltated TF-CBT training for clinicians regionally, developed a trauma-informed community collaborative and instituted an education and training program to assist other community providers in becoming trauma-informed. He is happy to continue his recent experience with NCTSN as an individual affiliate member and is very committed to helping strengthen the development and dissemination of trauma-informed services, knowledge and practice wherever possible.
Heather Risk was the former Project Director of the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute at the University of Kentucky, Center on Trauma and Children. She now owns Heather Risk, PsyD & Associates, PLLC which is a private practice devoted to the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Training and consultation services regarding TF-CBT and various topics related to trauma are also provided to mental health professionals, foster parents, and the child welfare, judicial, and school systems. www.heatherriskandassociates.com
James J. Clark is currently Dean & Professor of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He has had a long career in higher education, which began as an adjunct professor of social work in 1985. Jim was at the University of Kentucky for 21 years at the College of Social Work, where he served as Doctoral Program Director, and then as the Associate Dean for Research. He also held a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma & Children, where he served as associate director. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the School of Social Work in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Science. Jim has served as co-chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Committee and co-designed The NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge. He has worked as a forensic mental health clinician, consultant, and researcher since 1991. Clark has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of mental health and the law, interpersonal violence, addiction, and evidence-based clinical practice. He has participated on capital case mitigation teams in several states and has testified as an expert in federal and state courts on the life histories of accused and imprisoned persons. Clark is currently co-editing a book on death penalty mitigation scheduled for publication in 2016 by the American Bar Association. He is writing a biographical study of the American public intellectual and child psychiatrist, Robert Coles.
Ricardo A. Rubiales, LCSW was the former Clinical Supervisor at Kristi House, Inc., a non-profit agency and child advocacy center that serves victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He has been nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and completed the Train-the-Supervisor and consultation programs with the developers of the model, with Train-the-Trainer in progress. He is also trained in Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-) CBT, working with victims of human trafficking/CSEC, and other populations and modalities. Ricardo has now opened his own part-time private practice as he continues to work as a therapist, supervisor, and consultant with other local community agencies and professionals serving at risk youth and their families.
Mollie Marr was the Evaluation Coordinator for the NYC initiative Creating Trauma-Informed Care in Juvenile Secure Detention. She is currently pursuing an MD/PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University and is interested in neurosceince of PTSD, trauma in juvenile justice and child welfare settings, and advocacy and policy.
Dr. Gomez was previously faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the OU Health and Sciences Center in Oklahoma City where he specialized in Trauma-Focused CBT, treament adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), parent-child interaction therapy, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT therapist, completed the Train the Consultant TF-CBT program, and is currently in the Train-the-Train TF-CBT cohort with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Deblinger, and Dr. Mannarino. Dr. Gomez now is the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Department of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he remains committeed to dissemination of evidence based practices in psychology.