Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, Military Families Achieving Recovery

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Military Families Achieving Recovery (MFAR) will serve military children, youth, and families in the South Bay/Harbor region of Los Angeles County who face challenges such as deployment stressors, combat-related mental health problems, and poor access to services and consistent support. The project will develop and sustain a comprehensive suite of trauma-informed, community-based services that includes: 1) Outreach, Engagement, and Education; 2) Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS); and 3) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). During the grant period, MFAR will treat an expected 360 military children, youth, and families for trauma-exposure; and will provide 1,300 military families and community professionals with outreach and engagement to educate them on trauma and its sequelae.

City, State: 
Culver City, CA
Contact: 
Rebecca Gaba
Phone: 
(310) 751-5352

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, A Regional Center of Excellence

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Akron Children’s Hospital strives to raise awareness of the affect of traumatic stress and adversity on traumatized children and their families. This initiative will train medical health providers and staff on the physical and psychological consequences of experiencing adverse events and the importance of early identification. We will provide trainings to area school, juvenile justice, and child protective services staffs and to mental health providers in trauma-informed care. These trainings will help prepare our community to assess and treat traumatized children with evidence-based practices. We will also train those who work with traumatized children and families on ways to improve their resiliency through education on secondary traumatic stress.
 

City, State: 
Akron,OH
Contact: 
Sarah Ostrowski
Phone: 
(330) 543-6212

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc., Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative is a partnership between the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children (CSHC) and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Emory University School of Medicine. The objectives of the project are to do the following: (1) provide trauma-informed services—including Trauma­Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)—to children and adolescents in metropolitan Atlanta; (2) offer webinars on mental health topics to child service agencies in the Atlanta community; (3) provide training in TF-CBT and mentoring in the application of evidence-based practices to multiple small groups of mental health providers who serve child victims of abuse/neglect in rural and underserved areas of north Georgia; and (4) develop and pilot a TF-CBT telemental health service to provide therapy to traumatized children and their families in rural and underserved areas of Georgia.
 

 

City, State: 
Atlanta, GA
Contact: 
Jordan (Virginia) Greenbaum
Phone: 
(404) 785-3829

Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter, Increasing VA's Evidence-Supported Treatments for Children Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The INcreasing Virginia's Evidence-Supported Treatments (INVEST) for Children Project—headquartered at the Child Abuse Program—will increase access to evidence-based, trauma-informed services for child victims of maltreatment residing in Hampton Roads. The project will reduce the negative consequences of this maltreatment by: 1) training community professionals to conduct trauma-informed screening and referral procedures; and 2) training clinicians to deliver three trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments (including two treatments that are not currently available in the region), with attention to the cultural and linguistic needs of families. INVEST will create a trauma-informed network of professionals throughout southeastern Virginia, which has a 20 percent military population and 10 military installations including the largest naval base in the world. A total of 440 professionals (including 141 military professionals) will be trained in screening and referral practices; and 10 clinicians will be trained in and will deliver treatments. An expected 2,761 children and adolescents aged 2–17, including more than 1,100 military children, will receive trauma-informed screening and referral services; and 650 children/youth, including at least 130 military children/youth, will receive evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment.

City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices for Teens

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Restorative Trauma-lnformed Practices (TIPS) for Teens program will deliver Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) to a population of adolescents aged 12–19, most of whom are either African American or Latino/Latina. The program expects to serve 320 teens during the grant period. Additionally, TIPS for Teens will: 1) increase access to trauma-informed treatment by providing education and professional development services to 42 school-based mental health service providers; and 2) provide information and outreach on trauma and trauma-informed responses to 670 parents, students, staff, and community-based organizations.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Peg Morris
Phone: 
(510) 237-6778
Email: 

Family Sunshine Center, CARES Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The CARES (Children Advancing through Recovery and Empowerment Services) Project will be sponsored by the Montgomery Area Family Violence Project in partnership with the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority to provide trauma-focused care to children and adolescents under the age of 18 who have been traumatized by family and/or sexual violence, and/or child abuse, and/or neglect. The project will utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with clients residing in the River Region of Alabama (including Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery counties). CARES will provide training both to the community at-large and to various community agencies to develop a trauma-informed system of care.

City, State: 
Montgomery, AL
Contact: 
Karen Seller
Phone: 
(334) 206-2100

Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Another Choice, Another Chance will provide outpatient Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and youth aged 3–18 from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who live at or below the poverty level, and who have been victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The center will provide 12–20 sessions of individual, group, and/or family treatment services to 200 children/youth and their parents or other primary caregivers.

City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Vannessa Lindsey
Phone: 
(916) 361-2089

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, FIRST Program

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Families Increasing Resilience, Strength and Trust through positive relationships (FIRST) Program will leverage training expertise, program evaluation, and product development to further the NCTSN's mission to positively influence the lives of families impacted by trauma. The program will increase availability of two evidence-based interventions—Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Sexual Behavior Problems: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (SBP-CBT)—delivered with high fidelity to traumatized families. Both PCIT (a SAMHSA-recognized intervention) and SBP-CBT (a comprehensive family-based intervention for children with inappropriate sexual behaviors) can be utilized to address child behavioral problems common among children affected by sexual and nonsexual trauma, and among families dealing with military deployment–related trauma. Implementation methods include innovative telehealth applications and Learning Collaborative strategies. The FIRST Program will expand treatments to military families experiencing deployment stressors and will enhance family resilience. The collaboration will contribute to the Network's understanding of the implementation process for family-based interventions including integrating new research findings from the program’s studies of telehealth-based implementation. Additionally, the program will provide support and leadership to Category III sites and other agencies seeking to expand their portfolio of trauma-informed services. Project deliverables will include: 1) PCIT and SBP-CBT Learning Collaborative models, 2) uniform training methods and materials, 3) telehealth protocols, and 4) development of a model of care for families of children with trauma exposure and secondary behavior management problems.

City, State: 
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: 
Beverly Funderburk
Phone: 
(405) 271-8858

Washington State University, CLEAR Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resiliency) Trauma Center will be established in cooperation with public health, mental health, and national partners. The center will adopt the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework as a model for teachers and other school staff to enable them to better understand the impact of trauma and to respond effectively in routine educational practice to help children recover from the effects of trauma. Additionally, the program will introduce crisis intervention (Psychological First Aid) and more intensive trauma treatment in the school—including Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and ARC—for children who are not benefitting from adjustments to their learning environments, even in classes where teachers are skilled in understanding trauma. During the four years of funding, the program will serve more than 2,000 children who are struggling with trauma and its effects on their cognition, emotions, behavior, and academic success.

City, State: 
Pullman, WA
Contact: 
Christopher Blodgett
Phone: 
(509) 358-7679
Email: 

Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center will be created by Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education in southwest Brooklyn, to further develop and validate trauma-informed treatments and services that will serve culturally diverse children and youth, and their families. The goals are to: 1) form a community coalition focused on building capacity to address child and family trauma, particularly within the context of larger child-serving systems including day care, preschools, schools, youth services, and child welfare; 2) build up community and stakeholder consensus and work collaboratively with TSA Centers and the NCCTS; 3) further culturally modify the TEMAS Narrative Therapy-Trauma (TNT-T); 4) develop an outreach component, which will include workshops to train parents, school and community agency personnel, and primary care providers; 5) train mental health staff and pediatric staff throughout the LFHC’s nine primary care centers and 15 school-based health centers; 6) identify, screen, and refer children and adolescents at high risk for traumatic stress; 7) train mental health staff at the Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center and Healthy Connections program; and 8) export training on the implementation of culturally competent, evidence-based TNT-T modalities.
 

City, State: 
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: 
Richard J. Brown
Phone: 
(914) 320-0232
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