Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, The Tennessee Network of Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based System

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Tennessee Network of Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Systems (TN-TIES) project will increase access and improve services to youth in foster care who have experienced trauma. Evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions will be disseminated into multiple systems commonly responsible for the care of youth in state custody including resource parents, child welfare staff, and mental health providers. Training will be provided to: 1) 225 resource parents using the curriculum Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents; 2) at least 60 child welfare workers using the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit; and 3) 50 mental health clinicians using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) by certified TF-CBT trainers.

Contact: 
Janet Todd
Phone: 
(901) 448-3420
Email: 

Kristi House, Inc., Children’s Sexual-Related Trauma Advocacy, Response and Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Children’s Sexual-Related Trauma Advocacy, Response and Treatment Center (C-START), a Community Treatment and Services Center, will build agency and community-wide capacity to deliver evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent treatment interventions in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties for child victims of sexual abuse and for children with sexual behavior problems in the child welfare system. The children and caregivers participating in this program will come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, reflective of the population of South Florida. A projected 1,446 children will receive evidence-supported treatment during the four years of the project.

Contact: 
Trudy Novicki
Phone: 
(305) 547-6800

Village for Families and Children Inc., Collaborative Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Collaborative Trauma Center will expand treatment options in the Village for Families & Children, Inc.’s multisite outpatient behavioral health clinic, and will enhance trauma-informed practices across the system of care for children and adolescents exposed to trauma. The center will build and sustain capacity to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to 445 Hartford children (including those in military families) affected by abuse and neglect, domestic and community violence, out-of-home placement, and toxic stress. Treatment activities will focus on children aged 0–5. Additionally, the center will provide training for professionals from child-serving systems in the Hartford area; and will work to expand the capacity of partnering clinical organizations to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed care.

Contact: 
Catherine Corto-Mergins
Phone: 
(860) 297-0568

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.

Contact: 
Rebecca Gaba
Phone: 
(310) 751-5352

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

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

A Regional Center of Excellence (COE) for the Treatment and Study of Adverse Childhood Events will train medical and mental health providers of child services to treat traumatized children in their communities in a nine-county region of northeast Ohio. Using trauma-informed and trauma-focused care, the training will prepare communities to screen, assess, and treat traumatized children. Screening for adverse childhood events (ACE) will also be implemented at targeted points of entry into Akron Children's Hospital’s continuum of care. Children who have been exposed to ACEs will be referred for trauma-focused care in their own communities. This therapeutic web is expected to reach a total of 95,900 children/professionals in the region during the grant period through training, screening, assessment, and/or treatment.

Contact: 
Patricia Seifert
Phone: 
(330) 543-8960

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 during the lifetime of the project are to: 1) provide trauma-informed services, including Trauma­Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), to 63 children and adolescents aged 3–17 in metropolitan Atlanta; 2) offer 12 webinars on mental health topics to child service agencies in the Atlanta community; 3) provide training in TF-CBT and mentoring in application of evidence-based practices to eight groups at three mental health providers that serve child victims of abuse/neglect in a rural and underserved area of north Georgia; and 4) pilot TF-CBT via telemental health technology to 12 traumatized children and their families in a rural and underserved area of north Georgia.

 

Contact: 
Jordan (Virginia) Greenbaum
Phone: 
(404) 785-3829

Bellevue Hospital Center, Creating Trauma-Informed Care in Juvenile Secure Detention

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Creating Trauma-Focused Care in Juvenile Secure Detention will establish trauma-informed mental health screening in New York City (NYC)’s two secure juvenile detention centers. The program will establish evidence-based skills groups to help reduce trauma-related problems, and will build collaborative partnerships in the child-serving systems associated with juvenile detention to increase trauma responsiveness in those systems. Goals include: 1) establish systematic trauma-informed mental health screening, evaluate that process, and develop and disseminate a product through the NCTSN network; 2) adapt the STAIR-A skill-building group protocol for use in juvenile detention by juvenile detention center staff and mental health clinicians and evaluate the approach; 3) infuse into NYC secure juvenile detention an awareness of trauma and a common language and methodology for handling trauma-related emotional and behavioral issues and evaluate this approach; and 4) build a collaborative partnership among major youth-serving systems that interact directly with NYC juvenile detention centers (e.g., probation, family courts, agencies providing non-secure detention) and extend trauma knowledge and trauma-informed care into those systems. During the four- year project, assuming admissions to the facilities remain at current levels, we expect that 3,256 unduplicated residents will be screened. Using a train-the-trainer model, we will train 30 co-trainers from within the facilities, and deliver the NCTSN-developed Think Trauma training curriculum to 350 juvenile justice staff. After all secure detention staff are trained, we will provide yearly trauma-informed booster training sessions at each site. Over the course of the project, we will train 75 juvenile justice direct care staff as STAIR-A group leaders within their facilities, and, assuming admissions to the facilities remain at current levels, 1,512 residents will participate in STAIR-A groups. Residents will reinforce the skills they learn in STAIR-A groups through participation in skills practice sessions on their residential halls, and selected residents will publicize and encourage practice of STAIR-A skills through participation in a youth leadership group.

Contact: 
Michael Surko
Phone: 
(646) 935-7284

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.

Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc., Integrated T3 Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Integrated T3 (Trauma, Training and Treatment) Project will increase access to outpatient trauma treatment through expanding an existing outpatient treatment program. The project will target children and adolescents aged 10–18 who have suffered traumatic events, and who have other co-occurring mental health disorders and/or substance use disorders. Placement will be determined based on the severity of traumatic events—prioritizing those children and youth who are: 1) from military families, 2) at highest risk of substance abuse or dependence, and 3) experiencing problems associated with substance use (e.g., emotional, physical, legal, social familial, academic issues) and who cannot otherwise access such services. The project will offer trauma-focused and trauma treatment services to children, adolescents, and their families/primary caregivers, using a combination of two evidence-based models: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the family-centered Assertive Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) model. During the lifetime of the grant, Integrated T3 will serve a minimum of 240 children/adolescents, and will offer framing and technical assistance on trauma-focused treatment services to the 23 providers in the Central Florida Cares Health System’s Managing Entity Network

Contact: 
Angie Maldonado
Phone: 
(407) 245-0045

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.

Contact: 
Cindy Hill-Ford
Phone: 
(510) 768-3112
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