Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Nemours/A.I DuPont Hospital for Children, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) will continue to address health-related trauma in the lives of children and families. The center's mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care, by integrating practical evidence-based tools into pediatric medical care, and by ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care for culturally diverse youth and their families. CPTS has developed and evaluated acute and brief family-focused interventions, which can be integrated within pediatric health care. The center’s four current goals are to: 1) engage and provide national expertise to health care providers and health care systems in improving outcomes for children and families with medical trauma; 2) adapt, disseminate, and provide training to mental health providers in trauma-informed assessments and interventions for children and families experiencing medical trauma; 3) ensure that children and families have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical trauma; and 4) equip other child-serving systems with trauma-informed approaches to address injury, illness, and medical problems in children and families. Activities to achieve these goals include: promoting professional and public awareness of medical trauma via CPTS's active Web presence www.healthcaretoolbox.org (to reach 20,000 providers per year) and via CPTS’s partnership with national health provider organizations; supporting implementation of effective assessment and intervention for medical trauma in more than 100 health care settings; delivering training on and tools for assessment and intervention with medical trauma to more than 9,000 health and mental health providers; and disseminating trauma-focused resources in English and Spanish to children and families experiencing medical trauma.

City, State: 
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 
Nancy Kassam-Adams / Anne Kazak
Phone: 
(215)590-3118 / (302)298-7456

University of Missouri, Disaster and Community Crisis Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 
Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) will work to enhance mental health preparedness, recovery, and resilience in children, families, and communities affected by disaster. Along with national expertise, DCC 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. DCC 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.
City, State: 
Columbia, MO
Contact: 
Brian Houston
Phone: 
(573) 882-3327

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Indian Country Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
Established in 2003 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) develops culturally appropriate interventions to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents in Indian Country who have experienced traumatic events. The ICCTC develops trauma-related treatment protocols based on current evidence-based models that have been adapted for use with American Indian and Alaska Native populations; provides training in the protocols and disseminates the developed materials throughout Indian Country; and provides treatment providers with resources to intervene with America Indian and Alaska Native children and their families exposed to various types of trauma. The Center uses three evidence-based treatment protocols to serve its clients: parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), treatment for children with sexual behavior problems (CSBP), and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
City, State: 
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: 
Barbara L. Bonner
Phone: 
(405) 271-8858

Family and Children's Services Inc., OK, F&CS Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 

The Family & Children's Services Child Trauma Center will expand access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment to children/youth (aged 0–18) and their families who reside in Tulsa County and the surrounding communities in northeast Oklahoma, and who may find it difficult or impossible to participate in traditional in-office treatment. The center will create a team composed of therapists and a case manager to deliver treatment using a home-based trauma-treatment intervention model. Three interventions will be used: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

City, State: 
Tulsa, OK
Contact: 
Christine Marsh
Phone: 
(918) 587-9474
Email: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program, Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program’s Violent Loss Response Team (VLRT) is a program of Frontline Service, Inc. that provides a crisis response and intensive case management services for children and families affected by homicide in the City of Cleveland.

VLRT is a partnership between the Cleveland Division of Police, MHS, and the Cuyahoga County Victim Witness Program. VLRT staff members provide comprehensive practical and emotional supportive services to family members of homicide victims. They work with families providing onsite crisis intervention and grief counseling, followed by intensive case management services that includes assistance food, shelter, and transportation; help with making funeral arrangements; applying for Victims of Crime Compensation; assistance with estate issues; applying for and accessing death benefits and life insurance; and helping to facilitating custody filings for children, if necessary. If families need ongoing care, VLRT provides mental health assessments and therapeutic services.

The Homicide Unit of the Cleveland Police Department makes referrals to VLRT by contacting the Frontline Service 24-hour crisis hotline. Staff provides a rapid response, usually within 24 hours, to engage the family in services. VLRT also works with the Witness Victim Center to help families navigate the criminal justice system and understand their legal rights. VLRT is available to the community 24/7.

The program’s original funding came from the Office of Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice in 2009, which enabled MHS and its partners to develop and deliver a best-practice model for families of homicide victims.

VLRT’s model has demonstrated success in addressing the immediate and emergent needs of families affected by traumatic loss. The community’s response has been overwhelmingly favorable, including requests to replicate the program.

The Police Assisted Referral Program was initiated on January 1, 2010. The project was designed to provide first responders with access to a trauma-informed mental health intervention that would address the domestic violence victims they encounter when responding to calls in public housing. CMHAPD makes referrals to the Crisis Hotline and information is relayed to clinical staff. At that time the PAR staff are notified of a new referral, and outreach attempts begin immediately. Some of the child services may include crisis intervention, trauma-informed diagnostic assessments, referrals and linkage to services, along with domestic violence advocacy and support services for the victim.

 

City, State: 
Cleveland, OH
Contact: 
Rosemary Creeden
Phone: 
(216) 274-3566

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio, provides trauma treatment services through a range of interventions in a variety of locations. Both the Behavioral Health Division and the Center for Family Safety and Healing offer the trauma treatment services described below. Behavioral Health (BH) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) is offered at five locations across the city involving over 15 therapists. Likewise, Parent Child Interaction Training is provided by over 12 therapists in various locations, including in the family home. The most intensive intervention is a model of care that blends TFCBT and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. It is designed to treat youths suffering from serious emotional dysregulation and histories of complex trauma. Other trauma interventions provided by BH services include Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The contact person for BH is Shari Uncapher, MSW, who can be reached at Shari.Uncapher@nationwidechildrens.org or phone 614-722-2281. The Center for Family Safety and Healing (TCFSH) The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) completed training in 2013 and has fully integrated the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) into their treatment as usual care for identified families who have completed a CAC assessment. TCFSH has also implemented a small adult services program for victims of family violence that includes domestic violence advocacy, legal services, and adult trauma treatment, and hopes to consult with other NCTSN sites that are implementing both child and adult trauma services. The contact person for TCFSH is Nancy Cunningham, PsyD, who can be reached at Nancy.Cunningham@nationwidechildrens.org or phone: 614-722-6257.
City, State: 
Columbus, OH
Contact: 
Jack Stevens
Phone: 
(614) 355-2921

Safe Horizon, Inc., Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Center for Child Traumatic Stress (CCTS) will adapt, disseminate, implement, and sustain culturally competent, trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment services for children at multiple points in the posttraumatic trajectory. A range of treatments will be provided at Safe Horizon's diverse child service settings throughout New York City including acute and early interventions, and longer-term treatments for more chronic PTSD. During the four years of this project, CCTS expects to serve approximately 28,200 youth.
City, State: 
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: 
Victoria Dexter
Phone: 
(347) 328-8031

Parsons Child and Family Center, Heroes Project

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 
Parsons Child and Family Center’s Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI) has provided training, consultation, and research as a NCTSN Community Practice sSite since 2002, including national and regional leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-supported trauma and resiliency-focused services for children and families with traumatic stress. The HEROES Project, a SAMHSA-funded NCTSN grant, provided integrated trauma-informed training for six programs at Parsons, the Albany County Children’s Mental Health Clinic, and the Albany County Department of Children, Youth and Families from 2009-2012. The Project trained therapists, foster parents, residential counselors, child protective services workers, and educators, and evaluated of the efficacy of Real Life Heroes (RLH), a trauma and resiliency-focused treatment, to help children and families who had experienced multiple and interpersonal traumas such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, domestic violence, losses, or community violence. Results of HEROES Project research are being published in a journal of the American Psychological Association and include statistically significant decreases in child behavior problems and trauma symptoms. The study supported the efficacy of implementing trauma and resiliency-focused treatment in a wide range of child welfare and children’s mental health programs. Following Parsons’ affiliation with the Northeast Parent and Child Society in 2012, the scope of SATRI training and consultation has more than doubled. The combined agencies currently serve more than 12,000 children and family members each year in 46 counties of New York State with 60 programs and over 1,200 staff. Primary service areas include: eEarly cChildhood, eEducation, tTraining and& rResearch, bBehavioral hHealth, fFamily fFoster cCare, rResidential cCare, cCase mManagement, pPrevention and& fFamily pPreservation, and cCareer dDevelopment. As a NCTSN affiliate organizations, the two agencies have continued Parsons’ commitment to “‘learning, adapting, creating, and delivering the most effective services for children and families.”’ In the last two years (2012-2014), Parsons’ sStaff have led, or co-led 13 workshops or presentations at national and regional conferences, and co-authored two articles in peer-reviewed journals and one chapter in a highly regarded book on the treatment of complex trauma in children and adolescents. Training programs, research, and publications continue Parsons’ commitment over the last 12 years to collaborative work with other NCTSN colleagues on disseminating evidence-supported trauma treatment. This has included participation in the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Group, the Complex Trauma and Integrated Health Care committees, and co-leadership of the NCTSN Resource Parent Workgroup, which developed a highly regarded trauma-informed training used by foster, kinship, and adoptive parents across the United States. Training in Real Life Heroes, the Resource Parent Curriculum, and consultation on implementation of trauma-informed treatment in child welfare and children’s behavioral health programs are available through the Parsons SATRI.
City, State: 
Albany, NY
Contact: 
Jillian Gecewicz
Phone: 
(518) 426-2632

Child HELP Partnership, St. John’s University

Funding Period: 
[2005-2009]
Description: 

Child HELP Partnership, develops and operates trauma-specific mental health programs with its innovative, scientifically supported protocols: 1) On the local level, to provide culturally adapted therapy and prevention services free-of-charge to underserved children and families in the surrounding communities. 2) On the national level, to develop and provide trainings, consultation, and oversight on these therapy methods and prevention programs to mental health professionals as well as the general public. These outreach strategies, evaluation tools, therapies, and prevention trainings are improving care across the country.

To ensure remaining on the scientific cutting edge, the programs incorporate evaluation systems for correcting, refining, and enhancing treatment so that the methodology can be continually modified and improved. The goal is to replicate the Child HELP Partnership Center’s well-documented results across the United States and abroad. The Partnership subscribes to the belief that all children deserve safe and happy childhoods, so each and every one can grow up to be a strong and healthy adult.
 
The name Child HELP Partnership reflects an integrated approach in four areas of focus:
•    Healing children after trauma using evidence-based therapies.
•    Empowering multicultural communities with access to the finest culturally sensitive mental health programs
•    Learning programs—both live and virtual—to educate professionals in the most innovative and effective methodologies
•    Public education for parents and others who interact with children on a regular basis, including educators, coaches, and people within their sphere of influence

Partnerships are formed with children with trauma histories, their families, the community as a whole, colleagues in the mental health field, and caregivers, parents, and others who interact with children regularly. These partnerships unite across cultures with all programs created to be language-accessible and culturally informed.
 

City, State: 
Queens, NY
Contact: 
Elissa J. Brown
Phone: 
(718) 990-2355

Beth Israel Medical Center, BI-SLR HEARTS Program: Healing Emotions and Achieving Resilience to Traumatic Stress (HEARTS)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
CCTR performs a variety of services on behalf of improving the lives of traumatized children and families in New York City. We deliver a tremendous amount of training and consultation on trauma-informed practices to local agencies as varied as mental health clinics, foster and adoptive agencies, residential treatment facilities, alternative to incarceration programs, probation, court houses, and Riker’s Island. We also provide trauma-informed treatment in hospital settings and at partner agencies serving justice-involved youth. We are currently disseminating TARGET from the University of Connecticut and STRONG Families from the University of Illinois Chicago, among other treatment models.
City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Jacob Ham
Phone: 
(212) 420-4114
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