Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

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).

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.

 

Contact: 
Rosemary Creeden
Phone: 
(216) 274-3566

Child and Parent Support Services, Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Center for Child and Family Health: Creating Trauma-Informed Community Care (CCFH) will enhance the cultural competence and clinical skills of clinicians working with child welfare and military families by developing, disseminating, and training providers on new cultural assessment tools. CCFH will advance curriculum development in the following ways: 1) pilot, revise, and disseminate adaptations of the NCTSN Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC) to meet the needs of kinship caregivers, delivering curriculum to nearly 2,000 caregivers; 2) develop a Train-the-Trainer program for RPC in concert with the Child Welfare Work Group, providing training for 1,000+ facilitators; and 3) pilot the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) with adaptations for child welfare and military populations, reaching 500+ families. CCFH will continue to develop and sustain direct service capacity of several evidence-based practices including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). In consultation with treatment developers, CCFH will train 500+ individuals in Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A). The project will also conduct a PCIT Learning Collaborative to benefit approximately 400 children from military families and clinicians treating military families during the grant period.
Contact: 
Robert Murphy
Phone: 
(919) 419-3474

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.
Contact: 
Victoria Dexter
Phone: 
(347) 328-8031

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center, The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE) project at the Mount Hope Family Center will enhance the availability of evidence-based, trauma-treatment services to children and families exposed to violence—especially to intimate partner violence (IPV). Populations served will include children in the child welfare system, and children in military families who have high rates of IPV and child maltreatment. Approximately 720 children and parents will receive evidence-based trauma treatment during the course of the project. Three interventions will be used: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). The program will also provide training on the effects of trauma on children and families, and will disseminate best practices in implementation of evidence-based interventions locally and nationally.
Contact: 
Sheree Toth
Phone: 
(585) 275-2991

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: 
The Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Centers (BI-SLR) HEARTS program will treat children, youth, and families involved in child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and children/youth of military families—increasing the number who receive culturally competent, evidence-based, trauma-informed services in Beth Israel outpatient clinics and at partner agencies. BI-SLR HEARTS will deliver Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) for children aged 5–18 with complex trauma and their families, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for younger children and their caregivers. During the grant period, the program will serve children, youth, and families by screening 6,075; assessing 638; and treating 338. In addition, BI-SLR HEARTS will: 1) train 12 partners; 2) collaborate with SAMHSA and NCTSN to disseminate NCTSN products and participate in NCTSN-Ied activities; and 3) increase awareness of child traumatic stress in multiple child-serving systems and promote trauma-informed policies.
Contact: 
Jacob Ham
Phone: 
(212) 420-4114

University of Minnesota, Ambit Network, Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma (MC3T) will increase access to quality care for traumatized children and youth aged 4–18 in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The program will focus on traumatized children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as on other high-risk populations: children/youth affected by parental military deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), refugee and immigrant children/youth, and American Indian children/youth. The goals are to: 1) improve access to trauma-informed practices and treatment; 2) implement and sustain evidence-based treatment models across four regional hubs in both states; and 3) build and maintain consensus on child trauma. During the course of the project, an estimated total of 8,445 individuals will be served.

Contact: 
Abigail Gewirtz
Phone: 
(612) 624-1475

Western Michigan University, NCTSI Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2008 - 2012 and 2003-2007]
Description: 

The Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP) at the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center will support further development of a collaborative continuum of trauma-informed services in Detroit. Working with traumatized urban youth and their families within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the project will increase child and familial resiliency, and will identify and address trauma from a multisystem perspective. Services will include trauma screening, comprehensive trauma assessment, parent trauma training, resiliency strategies for children and families, and workforce development. D-TIP will expand on existing treatment modalities and introduce Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR). Cohorts in at least two agencies will also be trained in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), a Parent Management Training (PMT) for military families.

Contact: 
James Henry
Phone: 
(269) 387-7073

Baystate Medical Center, Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss (House Calls) will improve access to and the quality of mental health care for children and families who are experiencing symptoms stemming from trauma or loss. The project will adapt Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for use in the In-Home Therapy (IHT) setting, which is a model of community-based mental health treatment in which patients receive intensive psychotherapy in their own homes. In addition to improving access, this adaptation will offer significant advantages for selected patients over the traditional outpatient TF-CBT by addressing the impact of trauma on the entire family unit. The treatment will then be disseminated through trainings and ongoing consultation. House Calls will serve children and adolescents aged 5–18 residing in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Objectives include: 1) training 24 IHT clinicians and their paraprofessionals in the adapted form of TF-CBT; 2) enrolling 120 children and their families in TF-CBT, 30 percent of whom will be military families; 3) gathering NCTSN-required data and appropriate clinical measures; 4) significantly reducing depressive, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral symptoms in 90 percent of children and families completing therapy; 5) maintaining robust partnerships with partner agencies and community stakeholders; and 6) ensuring fidelity to the TF-CBT model.
Contact: 
Barry Sarvet
Phone: 
(413) 794-6630

Institute for Health and Recovery, Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together II

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT II) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and Boston University. The project will address traumatic stress in 110 children, aged 0–7, and their mothers who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders. Services will be provided at three Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)—located in Cambridge, Boston, and Fall River, Massachusetts—that provide methadone maintenance and buprenorphine.
Contact: 
Karen Gould
Phone: 
(617) 661-3991
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