Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The Healing, Recovering, and Empowering Together (HEART) program is based out of the Center for Families and Children at Community Connections in Washington, D.C. HEART’s mission is to improve early access to integrated high quality behavioral health and trauma specific treatment for children, adolescents, and their families, and to disrupt the transmission of intergenerational trauma. Family peers and clinicians will develop and implement creative strategies to provide coordinated services that will allow for integrated child and adult services. HEART utilizes Community Based Intervention (CBI) and Family Team Meetings with trauma-specific evidence-based practices offerings: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for 1:1 child-specific recovery work, Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) for multi-family group recovery work, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM) for adult women’s recovery work.
City, State: 
Washington, DC
Contact: 
Katie Kennedy
Phone: 
(202) 683-1075
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The STaR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program provides and oversees effective service approaches by offering high quality training and technical assistance in evidenced-based practices that support the treatment of children and their families who have experienced stress and trauma. Additionally, STaR provides trauma sensitive treatment (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency [ARC] principles) directly to children and their families with a focus on children in military families, families involved with the child welfare and protection system and urban youth at risk of gang and community violence.
City, State: 
Northampton, MA
Contact: 
Miriam Defant
Phone: 
(413) 582-0471
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

CHRIS 180 (formerly CHRIS Kids) serves children, young adults, and families by providing mental health counseling at our CHRIS Counseling Center, group homes for abused and neglected children in foster care, adoption services, a community Clubhouse, a supportive housing program, and in-home programs to strengthen families. The CHRIS Training Institute provides training for the broader community with a focus on trauma-informed care. Our project aims to: (1) increase school-based, trauma-informed services by providing therapy, community support, behavior aid, and family advocacy services for uninsured or under-insured youth who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events and their families using the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC) framework; (2) develop trauma-informed school environments and train staff on trauma-informed practices aimed at transforming the culture for students that promotes connection through ARC in the school community; (3) provide ARC training and ARC Learning Collaborative for mental health workers within CHRIS 180 and with partner agencies across the state; (4) develop a trauma-informed School Referral Network designed to increase access to resources and locate trauma-informed care in the community; (5) develop a website where professionals and the public can find trauma-focused information, resources, referrals, and register for training. In addition to the Fulton and Dekalb County School Systems, CHRIS 180 collaborate with the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI) and Georgia State University on this project.

City, State: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Contact: 
Jennifer Packard
Phone: 
(678) 871-6296

Child Health & Development Institute of CT

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative (ECTC) is developing a more trauma-informed early childhood system of care in Connecticut, with an emphasis on the state’s neediest communities. The ECTC is led by the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI), an intermediary organization that has partnered with state and provider agencies to disseminate and sustain children’s behavioral health evidence-based practices for more than 10 years. The ECTC is a collaboration between CHDI, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, The Connecticut Department of Children and Families, The Consultation Center at Yale University (evaluator), a family partner, treatment developers at other NCTSN sites, and a network of community-based provider agencies. The ECTC is improving access to trauma-focused services for Connecticut’s young children aged birth through 7 exposed to violence, abuse, and other forms of trauma by: 1) disseminating evidence-based treatments in the community; 2) developing internal capacity to support sustainability of these EBPs; and 3) improving the ability of the state’s early childhood workforce to identify and refer children and families in need of trauma-focused services. The ECTC will disseminate and sustain Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Treatment (TARGET), and Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI).

City, State: 
Farmington, CT
Contact: 
Jason Lang
Phone: 
(860) 679-1550
Email: 

The Family Place: Child and Family Support Center of Cache County

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Through our Trauma Resiliency Project, the Family Place serves children ages 0-11 who have experienced trauma and their families using the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework developed at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. We implement the ARC framework through three modalities: a therapeutic child center, home visits, and group therapy. Our project serves those living in Cache and Rich Counties, Utah, with a particular focus on military families and refugee families. The Family Place also collaborates with and trains key community partners including Family Support Centers, child welfare agencies, schools, and other agencies that have a focus on human services. The Family Place operates out of three centers located in northern Utah.

City, State: 
Logan, UT
Contact: 
Manuel Zizumbo
Phone: 
(435) 752-8880
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The purpose of the Centerstone of Florida Trauma Training and Treatment project is to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents ages 2-17 and their families who witness or experience traumatic events in three Florida counties (DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota). Centerstone will implement two trauma-focused evidence-informed and evidence-based interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): (1) Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: A Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) and (2) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). A care manager conducts eligibility assessments and co-occurring disorder screening at intake. Therapists conduct additional (up to three) TAP Assessments with the client/family to identify the most appropriate treatment for each child/adolescent. The Trauma Trainer arranges Youth Mental Health First Aid courses for focus area stakeholders. The Outreach Specialist conducts outreach and engagement in diverse community venues, interfacing with child-serving systems, state/local agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and more to identify/refer/engage individuals in need of trauma program services. The Specialist develops community partnerships to collaborate with the Advisory Council and Youth Task Force. The Trainer arranges training for community stakeholders in trauma-informed practices, cultural competence, and NCTSN Learning Center modules. The Trainer coordinates with Centerstone Military Services (CMS) to host military culture and best practices training for providers who work with children of military families.
City, State: 
Bradenton, FL
Contact: 
Tari Allan
Phone: 
(941) 782-4361
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The Center for Great Expectation's is a non-profit behavioral health agency in New Jersey that provides high quality, trauma-informed care to vulnerable, child welfare involved families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and substance use disorders. The agency has a number of components: (1) two residential programs for pregnant and parenting women: one for adolescents with mental health disorders and one for adult women with substance use disorders; (2) an outpatient program that offers gender specific substance abuse treatment to adult men and women through both intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care; (3) a supportive housing program that provides rental assistance and support services to women with children who are in recovery from substance use disorders; (4) a licensed childcare center that provides a therapeutic environment for the children who reside in the residential programs. The Center approaches parenting from an attachment perspective and has created a unique Parent Infant Mental Health Program in the residential programs. Their NCTSN Trauma Focused Care Project brings Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) to all programs to serve the children, adolescents, and caregivers who are involved in the treatment and support services, expanding the Parent Infant Mental Health Services into the community. The Center provides ARC training to other New Jersey programs that offer residential substance abuse services to women and children, helping to expand trauma informed care in the substance abuse treatment arena.
City, State: 
Somerset, NJ
Contact: 
Debbie Ruisard
Phone: 
(732) 247-7003

Center for Child and Family Health, Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Center for Child and Family Health's (CCFH) Project Connect: Promoting Recovery from Childhood Trauma increases access to and improves the quality of trauma-focused treatments and services for children, adolescents, and their families who experience traumatic events to improve child, family, and system outcomes and address behavioral health disparities among minorities. CCFH targets diverse youth (birth to 21; > 65% African American, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Multiracial; 31% Hispanic origin) and their families exposed to trauma, including children in military families or involved in the child welfare system. Project Connect (1) increases use of trauma treatment for children and families in our outpatient clinic through engagement strategies; (2) provides a comprehensive array of evidence-based trauma-informed treatments for youth and their caregivers (Child Parent Psychotherapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, SPARCS, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and collaborates with other NCTSN centers to pilot additional interventions (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence; Multi-dimensional Grief Therapy); (3) enhances screening of children and their caregivers for co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns; (4) increases our community's capability to provide prevention and intervention services by providing trauma-informed trainings to service systems; (5) enhances sustainability by addressing policy and fiscal opportunities by collaborating with local social services, mental health, and managed care organizations; and (6) improves the quality of and access to trauma-focused services locally and nationally by participating in SAMHSA and NCTSN workgroups and collaborations.

City, State: 
Durham, NC
Contact: 
Kelly Sullivan
Phone: 
(919) 385-0733
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Providence’s Children and Youth Cabinet is the backbone entity for the city’s collective impact work, convening multiple systems, stakeholders and partners to identify shared priorities for child wellbeing and implement quality programs to improve outcomes for children and youth. Through a school-based continuum of services, the Building Trauma Sensitive Schools initiative addresses the high levels of trauma experienced by adolescents. By leveraging partnerships among residents and systems and building on an established framework for setting joint priorities and implementing proven programs, we ameliorate youth trauma in some of the most challenged schools in the most challenged neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. Our continuum of services includes the following: (1) establishing rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in youth (data that is currently scarce or unavailable); (2) implementing socially and culturally relevant evidence-based programs, primarily Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools; (3) enhancing youth, community, and family engagement in therapeutic programs with innovative performance arts programming; (4) building trauma-sensitive practice across the school system through training and professional development; and (5) magnifying the issue of youth trauma to the policy and decision-making level at the School District to promote adoption of trauma-sensitive policies.

City, State: 
Providence, Rhode Island
Contact: 
Matthew Billings
Phone: 
(401) 464-1511

Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) is the public behavioral health authority for Baltimore City. BHSB’s NCTSN grant funds You TURNS (Youth Trauma, Unity, Recovery, Navigation, and Safety), a collaborative effort with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Safe Streets program, the Penn North Kids Safe Zone, and Catholic Charities of Baltimore. You TURNS offers a continuum of support to youth ages 14-25 who have been exposed to violence or experience chronic stress or trauma. Peer navigators engage youth through street outreach, facilitate groups using the SELF model (a trauma-informed psychoeducational curriculum), and link youth to support services and resources. Support services provided through You TURNS include acupuncture, trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) groups. Participation is self-directed. All services are located in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore.

City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Emily Heinlein, MPH
Phone: 
410-637-1900 ext.8522
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