Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Larimer County Deptpartment of Human Services

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Colorado Children’s Congregate Care Resiliency Opportunity Project (CROP) is a trauma-informed resiliency-based collaborative model designed to prevent and reduce congregate care placements for children in child welfare/juvenile justice. Seven Colorado Department of Human Services Child Welfare counties; Larimer, Boulder, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver, Douglas, and Eagle are partnered together with the Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center at Colorado State University to expand their current trauma-informed system efforts. CROP provides trauma screening for children and their caregivers, comprehensive neurodevelopmental trauma assessments, and development of resiliency-based case plans. Resiliency-based strategies built upon developing relatedness, mastery, and affect regulation skills are then implemented through intensive in-home coaching programs. Simultaneously, children receive TF-CBT, while caregivers needing to address their own trauma receive evidence-based trauma treatments. To empower caseworkers, congregate care staff, and clinicians with increased trauma knowledge and resiliency strategies, NCTSN Products include “Think Trauma,” “Road to Recovery” and “Resource Parent Curriculum”. To sustain a resilient workforce, CROP provides ongoing secondary traumatic stress processing and strategies through the utilization of the NCTSN Resilience Alliance Curriculum.

City, State: 
Fort Collins, CO
Contact: 
James Drendel
Phone: 
(907) 498-6584

University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program: Recovery & Empowerment After Community Trauma is a response to Chicago’s greatest ongoing public health challenge: community violence. Based in an urban children’s hospital, UCM REACT provides African American patients affected by community violence with brief trauma-focused intervention, as well as access to trauma-informed psychiatric and psychological services and ongoing trauma-focused therapy. UCM REACT builds on Healing Hurt People - Chicago (HHP-C), a partnership between UCM Comer Children's Hospital and the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. HHP-C offers hospital-based violence intervention services to young patients who have been shot or suffered other violent injuries. The REACT Program, linked to the Comer Children's emergency department and PICU, provides trauma screening, support, psychoeducation, and intervention to Comer patients of all ages who have been affected by community violence, whether or not they have sustained violent injuries. The REACT Clinic, co-directed by a trauma psychologist and a child psychiatrist, provides trauma-informed psychological and psychiatric needs assessments patients identified by REACT and HHP-C. REACT and HHP-C clinicians receive training in and utilize the Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). Finally, REACT and HHP-C clients have access to ongoing therapy services through provider partnerships with clinicians/programs with expertise in serving urban African American families, complex trauma, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency).

City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Bradley Stolbach
Phone: 
(312) 719-2778
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas (EC/CT), a project of the Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) of Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS), is designed to address traumatic stress and build resilience in children ages birth to five while reducing disparities in mental health access among marginalized populations, particularly Latino immigrant families living in Waltham, Massachusetts and nearby communities. The project serves pregnant women and families with young children who are coping with multiple adversities including parental substance use or mental illness, domestic abuse, community violence, homelessness, separation from a primary caregiver, and/or immigration. In collaboration with our partner, Boston University School of Social Work, EC/CT offers and evaluates services at multiple levels. For parents and young children, EC/CT provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy augmented by Circle of Security-Parenting groups to promote engagement and build interpersonal connections. The EC/CT team includes bi-lingual/bi-cultural clinicians as well as community members hired as Mentoring Moms to provide peer support and connect families with resources. At the community and systems level, EC/CT is building a trauma-informed network of local organizations, representing health care, early childhood education, child welfare, domestic violence services and Early Intervention to enhance community-wide awareness and collaboration in meeting the needs of trauma-exposed and marginalized young children and families.
City, State: 
Waltham, MA
Contact: 
Karen Garber
Phone: 
(718) 999-3413

New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Michael Surko
Phone: 
(646) 935-7284

Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021]
Description: 

The Trauma Center of Excellence for Children and Families in Colorado aims to reduce health disparities in under-served children and families whose past traumatic experiences place them at risk for the development of trauma-related problems, by creating a nexus of culturally-responsive evidence-based treatments. We serve youth and their families as well as adults who have been impacted by traumatic events (e.g., physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, victims of crime, sexual assault, combat violence). Our target population includes three under-served groups in our community: (1) Hispanic youth and their families, (2) youth involved in the child welfare system and their caregivers, and (3) military youth and their families. The Center represents a strong community-academic partnership between Mental Health Partners (MHP), the community-based behavioral health treatment center in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV). The Center will develop and implement a trauma screening and referral system, as well as a comprehensive assessment protocol. CSPV will provide training, implementation support, and fidelity monitoring for the following evidence-based practices to MHP clinicians and local community-based referral sources: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), TF-CBT-Child Traumatic Grief (CTG), Culturally Modified-Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CM-TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

City, State: 
Boulder, Colorado
Contact: 
Janine D'Anniballe
Phone: 
(303) 413-6309

LifeWorks South Austin Youth & Family Resource Center

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021]
Description: 

Youth and Family Alliance (LifeWorks) believes that everyone – regardless of circumstance - has the right to safe housing, the right to dignified work, and the right to heal from trauma. We support this commitment by providing a continuum of shelter and housing for transition-age youth; counseling and psychiatric services; and education and workforce opportunities to the greater Austin area. Our newly funded Trauma-Informed Community-Based Counseling Program serves transition-age youth, ages 16-21, who have experienced traumatic life events, frequently exacerbated by involvement in the foster care or criminal justice systems, homelessness, growing up in extreme poverty, or coming from a military family. Peer Support Specialists provide outreach and ongoing peer support as well as linkage to Community-Based Counselors. Using the Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), Counselors serve eligible youth referred through community outreach or through our partner organizations, Austin Child Guidance Center, Texas Network of Youth Services, Austin Opportunity for Youth, and Project Engage of County Court #6. LifeWorks mission is fearless advocacy on behalf of youth and families who are finding their pathway to self-sufficiency.

City, State: 
Austin, TX
Contact: 
Camille Clark
Phone: 
(512) 735-2152
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing currently provides trauma-informed group and individual therapy, implemented using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to children and adolescents in public and public charter schools in Washington, DC, through its Resilient Scholars Project (RSP). With the NCTSN grant, RSP is expanding its services to offer home-based, family therapy, implemented using Trauma Adapted – Family Connections (TA-FC), to a subset of youth ages 12-17 who are already enrolled in the school-based services. RSP also includes trauma training/consultation for school/community partner personnel. In addition, RSP features both a policy and a research component. The children and youth in RSP are often exposed to domestic/community violence, sexual/physical assault, abuse, neglect, homicide, incarceration, suicide, homelessness, and intergenerational trauma. RSP services are focused in neighborhoods predominantly comprised of African American and Latino families who are impacted by poverty and violent crime. TA-FC is an evidence-based, culturally-informed intervention that incorporates case management to address basic needs and works holistically with students and their caregiving systems to address underlying trauma and build needed strategies and capacity to cope with future trauma exposure. The Wendt Center partners with the University of Maryland, Baltimore for technical expertise on TA-FC and The Catholic University of America for evaluation support.

City, State: 
Washington, DC
Contact: 
Rebecca Roesch, MSSW, LICSW, LCSW
Phone: 
(202) 341-1225

University of Kentucky Research Fundation

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation/Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) is housed at the University of Kentucky's Center on Trauma and Children. CATTTI provides services to children and families who have experienced a wide range of traumatic exposures and works closely with child serving systems of care to build community capacity to identify and serve traumatized children in need. CATTTI partners with community-based providers across the state of Kentucky to deliver trauma-informed evidence-based and culturally informed interventions to traumatized youth and their families. CATTTI also emphasizes training and service delivery in an under-resourced region of the state that includes a large number of military children associated with Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, and is working toward improving access, rates of attrition, and quality in prevention and intervention service delivery. Evidence-based interventions provided through the CATTTI project include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and will be expanding to include Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET). CATTTI employs workforce development strategies that include training initiatives, including the NCTSN’s Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents, develops resources related to preventing and addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress, and uses the Core Curriculum for Child Traumatic Stress to prepare and train child psychiatry residents and fellows.

City, State: 
Lexington, KY
Contact: 
Ginny Sprang
Phone: 
(859) 218-6901
Email: 

The Regents of the University of California

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Riverside, CA
Contact: 
Susan Timmer
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Miami, FL
Contact: 
Christine Lalama
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