Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth was established to raise the standard of care for bereaved youth and families through the dissemination of trauma- and bereavement-informed, developmentally attuned, and culturally appropriate best practices. The TAG Center coordinates and conducts trainings focused on bereavement-informed risk screening and assessment. Additionally, the TAG Center organizes and convenes Learning Collaboratives dedicated to implementing and evaluating bereavement-informed interventions for grieving youth in a variety of contexts (e.g., grief support centers, hospice and/or palliative care settings, school-based clinics). Through the TAG Center's collaboration with NCTSN sites and other national organizations, a primary goal is to raise public awareness regarding childhood bereavement, age-related manifestations of adaptive versus maladaptive forms of grief, the interplay of PTSD and grief, and bereavement-informed best practices. Special attention is given to disseminating these practices in high-risk populations, including military families and underserved minority youth. With Houston as our hub, we continue to build upon ongoing dissemination efforts across a highly diverse network of cities, each with high prevalence rates of youth bereavement. Primary partnering organizations include those located in Houston, San Antonio, and Brownsville, TX; Detroit and Ypsilanti, MI; Oakland and Richmond, CA; and Durham, NC.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Julie Kaplow
Phone: 
(713) 355-9227

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Connecticut Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ) brings together national leaders working with traumatized youth involved in the Juvenile Justice, Courts, and Law Enforcement and youth advisors, in order to provide traumatic stress treatment and services adaptation services to enable systems/providers/organizations to adopt, adapt, and deliver evidence based trauma specific interventions (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy-Adolescents, TARGET-A, nationwide train-the-trainer initiative; Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents, TGCTA; sustaining 3 state/multi-county dissemination projects; Families OverComing Under Stress, FOCUS; nationwide dissemination for justice-involved and military families) and trauma informed services (the Think Trauma curriculum and toolkit) culturally competently. CTRJJ will provide training and technical assistance to more than 5000 youth/family serving programs and 40,000 professional/peer service providers to reduce health disparities for more than 200,000 traumatized youth/families who are at risk or involved in juvenile justice. CTRJJ will work with members of the NCTSN in creating, refining, and disseminating resources such as the Essential Elements of Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice Systems and Juvenile Court Trauma-Informed Self-Assessment, Fact Sheets on Traumatic Stress Screening, Intervention, and Services for Girls in JJCLE, and the 2015 National Survey of Trauma-informed Juvenile Probation which CTRJJ will adapt and replicate in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

City, State: 
Farmington, CT
Contact: 
Julian Ford
Phone: 
(860) 679-8778
Email: 

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC) will increase the quality of child trauma services by integrating behavioral and physical health services, targeting traumatic stress exposure and recovery, extending accessibility of services by integrating trauma-informed behavioral health services with primary care, and promoting a sustainable integration. The center will support three levels of collaborative activity: 1) a Breakthrough Series, which will generate and test innovations to bridge the gaps between existing practices for prevention/early intervention for toxic stress in young children and the application of these practices within primary care settings; 2) a Learning Collaborative, which will promote the dissemination and adoption of these innovations, and will develop a Pediatric Integrated Care Training and Resource Toolkit; and 3) an Integrated Care Collaborative Group (ICCG) of participants from SAMSHA-NCTSI–funded sites and Network Affiliates. Dissemination will also be facilitated through the center's six core sites, its links to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and its hosting of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs.
 

City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Lawrence Wissow
Phone: 
(410) 614-1243

Allegheny General Hospital-Singer Research Institute, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The AGH Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents provides national expertise in Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress Reactions. The Center, which developed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), addresses behavioral health disparities with a particular focus on the following adaptations: (1) TF-CBT for traumatized LGBTQ youth; 2) TF-CBT for commercially sexually exploited youth; (3) AF-CBT for children with parental substance abuse; and (4) TF-CBT and AF-CBT for military children with traumatic stress reactions. We are collaborating with several NCTSN Community Treatment and Services Centers, as well as with Persad Center—the 2nd oldest LGBTQ counseling center in the US—and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors—the nation’s premier military bereavement program—to develop resources and products for these populations. We are increasing sustainability by developing TF-CBT and AF-CBT recertification procedures and expanding our Train the Supervisor programs.

City, State: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: 
Judith Cohen, M.D.
Phone: 
(412) 330-4321

Hunter College Schools of Social Work

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The National Child Trauma Workforce Institute at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work focuses on expansion of the trauma-informed workforce. The Institute uses an In Network strategy to disseminate the Core Concepts Curriculum (CCC) for use at CAT II & III sites throughout SAMHSA’s 10 regions. The primary populations served include NCTSN staff trained to facilitate CCC use; and clinical psychology interns, child psychiatry fellows, social workers students, and licensed clinical mental health and marriage and family counseling students, whom trained staff train during their field practicums at their sites using the CCC. Our primary services include: advanced and basic CCC Facilitation “Colleges”, and post-training consultation and implementation support to insure effective use of new CCC skills. Adoption of this network resource increases conceptual trauma knowledge and enhances the clinical reasoning and case formulation skills for existing staff and new staff, and the staff at partner agencies. The CCC has three main elements: a conceptual framework based on “Twelve Core Concepts” for understanding traumatic stress reactions in children and families from the child’s perspective; five in-depth case studies that convey the developmental impact of cumulative trauma exposure in children; and use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation to engage participants in a highly inter-active learning process. The Institute’s Beyond the Network strategy includes CCC dissemination for Post Masters CEU training; creation of new cases and competency based evaluation tools.
City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Laura Katz
Phone: 
(212) 396-7581

University of Montana, National Native Children's Trauma Center (NNCTC)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) will work across educational, mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems for the purpose of enhancing system capacity to address the effects of childhood traumatic stress among AI/AN populations, to increase access to care for AI/AN children and youth who have been exposed to trauma, and to improve the standard of mental health care for AI/AN children in Indian Country and urban areas. Our goals are to: 1) build and maintain long-term partnerships with tribal, local, and regional stakeholders and with NCTSN centers to enable responsiveness to locally identified needs and to promote policies benefitting traumatized AI/AN children; 2) Increase school-based supports and services for AI/AN students with trauma exposure by integrating universal school-wide interventions with selective clinical resources; 3) Increase supports for at-risk AI/AN children involved with the child welfare system. (4) Increase supports for at-risk AI/AN children involved with the juvenile justice system; 5) Increase number of clinicians serving AI/AN youth who use evidence-based, culturally adapted trauma treatment; 6) Conduct high-fidelity cultural adaptations of EBPs and NCTSN interventions; and 7) Develop, evaluate, and disseminate original products. Specific interventions we will provide include: Practice Wise/Managing and Adapting Practice, Trauma Informed-Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), classroom-based adaptation of CBITS, Bounce Back, Secondary Traumatic Stress Curriculum, Historical Trauma Training, BIA Human Services Curriculum, Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency (ARC) and other NCTSN curriculums.

City, State: 
Missoula, MT
Contact: 
Maegan Rides At The Door
Phone: 
(406) 243-2644

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

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Center for Resilient Families is a partnership between Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota, and developers of evidence-based family programs at Arizona State University’s REACH institute, Implementation Sciences International, and the Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence. The Center aims to raise awareness of and increase access to family interventions that promote resilience in traumatized children and will reduce disparities in service access, use, and training by targeting trauma-informed family interventions to isolated families in transition: those with a parent deployed to war, Native American families on reservations, immigrant and refugee families, families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and families in which a parent has been killed. We will adapt and widely implement an array of five evidence-based parenting interventions, all of which have been tested and shown to be effective at strengthening resilience among traumatized families. These interventions are: Family check-up/FCU; the Family Bereavement Program; Parent Management Training-Oregon model/PMTO, and its validated adaptations for military families – After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools/ADAPT; and Latino immigrant families – CAPAS. Developers will work closely with communities within and beyond the NCTSN to implement and sustain programs via learning collaboratives for providers serving our target family populations. We will provide national leadership by developing products aimed at helping families, those who provide them with services, and communities, to understand the impact of traumatic stress on parents, and the crucial role of parenting in promoting children's resilience.

City, State: 
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: 
Abigail Gewirtz
Phone: 
(612) 624-1475

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center (a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) - Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Center comprised of team members from the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine (UMSOM) and School of Social Work (UMSSW) and the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute (CCFTS)) will use a multi-tiered, ecological approach to increase access to and impact of family interventions, share power and decision making with all stakeholders, and further advance trauma- and resilience-informed resources needed to address the complex of needs of families Over the past 9 years, The FITT team has advanced scientific discoveries, clinical innovation and dissemination efforts in trauma responsive family interventions by elevating family voices and strengthening the role of families in recovery from child traumatic stress by providing access to resources and family interventions. FITT interventions are delivered in clinics, homes, and communities, or are embedded in systems (e.g. interpersonal violence (IPV), drug courts, schools and social services) and are designed to be flexible, attuned to families’ readiness for change and safety needs. FITT Interventions include Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), Trauma Adapted-Family Connections (TAFC) and Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths (FANS). In addition to these clinical interventions, the FITT Center will led Breakthrough Series Collaboratives and the development of peer to peer interventions (SFCR Peer to Peer Model) and training resources (Climbing Out of Poverty) as well as disseminate NCTSN products in multiple workforce initiatives in universities and across the child and families services to increase capacity to address the needs of families who experience chronic trauma related to poverty and discrimination.

City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Kay Connors
Phone: 
(410) 328-3522

Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSU)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSU) is a Category II site called the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience program which works with partners across the nation to develop evidence-based materials and train on interventions to support the behavioral health, well-being, and resilience of children, their families, and communities in the face of terrorism and disaster. The program supports stakeholders and coalition members in their efforts to implement and sustain evidenced-based practices by aiding in making the necessary adaptations to fit the unique needs of each region impacted by terrorism and disaster to consider particular vulnerabilities identified following specific traumatic events.
City, State: 
New Orleans, LA
Contact: 
Richard N. Costa
Phone: 
(504) 491-0489

University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center, Institute for Juvenile Research

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Youth Trauma Center’s Project T.R.I.U.M.P.H. (Trauma Resiliency through Integrated Urban Models: Partnerships for Hope) seeks to disseminate evidence-based practices to reduce and prevent behavioral health disparities resulting from community violence and traumatic stress with co-occurring substance abuse and behavioral problems among underserved youth and their families, with a special emphasis on low-income urban, ethnic, linguistic, and religious minority communities. UYTC’s goals are to: a) raise public awareness through NCTSN collaborations and a national media campaign that includes youth-oriented messages; b) provide specialized training and consultation to clinicians and youth serving providers; and c) engage and mobilize partners in strategic collaborations that include clinical, community, and policy constituents spanning across youth service system sectors to address community violence and behavioral health disparities. Project TRIUMPH will emphasize: 1) public awareness messages disseminated to youth, service providers, and general audiences in-person, online and through social media; 2) specialized intervention training provided to clinicians on manualized mental health services using the two UYTC family-focused treatment protocols of Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (for co-occurring trauma and substance abuse) and STRONG Families (for co-occurring trauma and disruptive behaviors); and 3) best practices prevention training and strategic engagement for clinicians, youth providers, community members, and young adults using the community violence prevention protocol YOUTH-CAN. UYTC uses a comprehensive socio-ecological model that partners with providers across the youth service system including caregivers, clinics, agencies
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Liza Suarez
Phone: 
(312) 413-4628
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