Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

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

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

The Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ) brings together national leaders in the child traumatic stress field to develop and disseminate evidence-based trauma interventions and trauma-informed services for youth and families exposed to domestic and community violence  in, or at risk for involvement in, court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems. Three evidence-based interventions have been disseminated nationally to more than 50 programs) and tested for sustainability in three parallel initiatives led by the model developers: (1) Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy-Adolescents (TARGET-A); (2) Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A); and (3) Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS). CTRJJ also disseminates the Network-developed juvenile justice trauma-informed services education resources: Think Trauma, Trauma Benchcard for judges, fact sheets on trauma and juvenile justice, and Essential Elements for Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice.
 

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 Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents will provide national expertise in Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress Reactions and Traumatic Grief. The center—which developed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)—will adapt both interventions for foster children with severe behavioral traumatic stress reactions, will develop a culturally adapted AF-CBT implementation manual, and will provide culturally adapted TF-CBT and AF-CBT training and consultation to therapists who treat military children. In addition, the center will: 1) address behavioral health disparities for children in foster care, LGBTQ youth, and military children with traumatic stress reactions or traumatic grief; 2) collaborate with Persad Center (the nation's second-oldest LGBTQ provider organization) to develop toolkits for child and adolescent mental health providers; 3) adapt TF-CBT treatment materials; 4) provide LGBTQ-competent TF-CBT training to therapists; and 5) develop a Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Grief Partnership composed of national experts, highly experienced service providers, and consumers. This group will create and evaluate strategies of national impact to establish a sustainable workforce of therapists who can provide affordable, high-quality TF-CBT and AF-CBT for children across the United States.

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

Fordham University & Hunter College Schools of Social Work, Creating and Sustaining the Next Generation of Trauma-Informed Practitioners

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Creating & Sustaining the Next Generation of Trauma-Informed Practitioners project will implement “Core Concepts First"—a model that combines foundational developmentally informed trauma knowledge with five treatments designed to treat the pervasive developmental effects of trauma. The center's model will transform NCTSN trauma training; and will increase the capacity of practitioners, schools of social work (SSWs), and community agencies to provide children, adolescents, and their families with the most effective trauma-informed treatment. Working with practitioners, community-based agencies, NCSTN Category II sites, and SSWs, the center will implement its Core Concepts First model, which combines NCTSN’s Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT) with trauma treatment trainings. The goals of the project are to strengthen trauma training by: 1) increasing practitioners’ knowledge of developmental trauma; 2) transforming the ways in which the NCTSN offers trauma treatment training; 3) creating the infrastructure to assist community agencies to become organizationally ready to introduce and sustain trauma treatment; 4) developing the capacity of practitioners and community agencies to provide developmentally informed trauma care for military families and children, and Native American children; and 5) extending the center's local, regional, and national reach. The populations to be served are community agencies, SSWs, current practitioners and future (now student) practitioners who work with children and youth whose early exposure to multiple episodes of interpersonal violence in the context of deprivation and neglect puts them at increased risk for negative developmental consequences across their lifespan. During the four years of the grant, the project will reach more than 1,500 agency practitioners, 30–40 new SSWs, and more than 2,000 students.
City, State: 
West Harrison, NY
Contact: 
Robert Abramovitz

University of Montana, National Native Children's Trauma Center

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

The National Native Children's Trauma Center (NNCTC) will work in collaboration with Indian Health Service (IHS) and other providers in tribal communities across the country to utilize evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children, youth, and military families who experience disproportionate violence, grief, and/or poverty; and childhood, historical, and/or intergenerational trauma. The center will serve as a national leader in trauma intervention training and workforce development. The four goals are to: 1) train IHS clinicians in two evidence-based trauma treatments: Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); 2) equip schools to provide trauma-focused interventions and services; 3) enhance trauma-informed child welfare practices and replicate them in four IHS service areas; 4) engage members of the center's National Expert Advisory Council (NEAC) as well as traditional healers, council leaders, and community members to ensure high fidelity replication of evidence-based practices; 5) use the Warrior Society Model to improve natural supports for Native children whose parents are or were deployed; and 6) increase the number of tribal partnerships with the center. The primary focus will be on infrastructure development through training and technical assistance of behavioral health. Over the four years of this grant, training will be delivered to 360 adult providers serving a total of 34,800 children and youth with trauma.

City, State: 
Missoula, MT
Contact: 
Richard Vandenpol
Phone: 
(406) 243-6756

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 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.

City, State: 
St. Paul, 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: 

The Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center leads local and national efforts to understand how trauma—especially complex trauma—affects families. Proceeding from the understanding that family trauma interventions optimize child and family healing and promote resilience, the FITT Center enhances systems capacities to address the needs of children and families using a two-pronged approach of increasing provider capacity and consumer advocacy. Objectives include providing new training and tools for service systems’ workforces engaged with family systems exposed to chronic trauma related to poverty by (1) widely disseminating via the FITT Toolkit, and (2) developing innovative training curricula, focusing on family-informed, evidence-based trauma interventions for mental health professionals and for master’s-level and doctoral students. Collaborating with 19 Children’s Trauma Centers (CTCs) and other provider organizations that support large numbers of families living in poverty, the Center improves access to three effective family trauma treatments: Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), Trauma-Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC), and FamilyLive (FL). Further, the FITT Center developed and disseminated  a family-based assessment and treatment planning tool: Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths-Trauma (FANS-Trauma). Finally, the FITT Center continues to develop messages and tools designed to help families learn how to be heard as they advocate in the public arena and within child service systems.
 

City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Laurel Kiser

LSU Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 
The Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center (LRTSC) provides and enhances urgently needed crisis and mental health services for underserved children, adolescents, and families in rural Louisiana who have experienced traumatic stress as a result of disasters, community and family violence, accidents, loss of family members, and medical conditions. LRTSC works directly with rural hospitals and with school districts to conduct professional trainings that are developmentally sensitive and specific to aspects of crisis response. In schools, LRTSC professionals train staff to recognize the signs of trauma exposure, to differentiate children's responses to crisis situations, and to mitigate the impact of trauma. In 2004, at the request of the Louisiana 24th Judicial District, LRTSC expanded its mission to include work with trauma-exposed children and families who present in court. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, LRTSC has been providing services to children and families evacuated from New Orleans and now residing in rural parishes. Community advisory boards comprising community stakeholders provide input to LRTSC and collaborative partners for the LRTSC including the Louisiana State Department of Education, the Office of Mental Health, and public and community hospitals. Refunded in 2008, LRTSC will provide and evaluate a continuum of care of trauma-focused trainings, interventions, and services for children and adolescents aged 3?{18, including children of military families, in schools in Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Due to the extent of the devastation and the complexity of recovery, training and service models will be adapted, modified for cultural sensitivity, and implemented to meet needs at this time. LRTSC has a strong commitment to providing culturally competent, evidence-based services, collaborating with Network members in meeting the goals of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. Services are offered within school and preschool settings with parent, student, and school support. LRTSC will work at consensus building with input from families, school and military personnel, community, service providers, and other stakeholders in modifying trauma-focused practices and services with sensitivity to cultural competence.
City, State: 
New Orleans, LA
Contact: 
Joy Osofsky
Phone: 
(504) 296-9011

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 (UYTC): Treatment Collaborative for Trauma and Violence (TCTV) will promote and disseminate comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated care for multiproblem, at-risk youth affected by trauma and violence involved with delinquency or the justice system. The program will strengthen both service system connectivity and community-based best practices for trauma-informed intervention and prevention, particularly among court judges, juvenile justice probation officers, and law enforcement staff. TCTV goals are to: 1) increase awareness about the needs of traumatized youth who are affected by community and domestic violence—and who are involved with court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems—while emphasizing the enhancement of community resources and service system collaboration; 2) disseminate trauma-informed treatment approaches designed for multiproblem youth experiencing traumatic stress, violence exposure, and co-occurring substance abuse—using Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (TST-SA)—and disruptive behavior problems, using STRONG Families; and 3) provide training and consultation to facilitate service system and community resource collaboration, using a socioecologically based and trauma-informed model of collaboration developed by UYTC, called YOUTH-CAN (Youth Overcoming Urban Trauma and Healing through Community Action Network), which promotes the use of best practices for trauma intervention and violence prevention among youth service providers within targeted communities.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Liza Suarez

Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Planning

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2010 - 2013]
Description: 
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine specializes in comprehensive, trauma-focused assessment; training and consultation; and development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions focused on the developmental effects of trauma. The goals of CCTASP are to (1) enhance education and skill-building on the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; (2) expand dissemination of and increase accessibility to comprehensive trauma-focused assessments; (3) enhance translation of trauma-focused assessments in practice; and (4) develop and disseminate trauma-focused assessments and intervention resources on the developmental effects of trauma. A primary focus of our Center is the dissemination and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-Trauma (CANS-Trauma) as a trauma-focused and strengths-based comprehensive assessment and as a treatment/services planning tool. CCTASP strives to support practices with family members and providers that translate and apply assessment information in a meaningful way in casework and clinical practice with the goal of improving clinical outcomes. CCTASP gears intervention resources toward children, adolescents, caregivers, and providers across a range of child-serving settings with a particular focus on child welfare and behavioral health/mental health settings. Resources include education and training videos on trauma assessment and the developmental effects of trauma; an interactive, online training website; practice/intervention tools on the developmental effects of trauma including dissociation; and informational resources, tip sheets, and strategic guidelines on family engagement, trauma-informed assessment, and other trauma-informed practice issues.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Cassandra Kisiel
Phone: 
(312) 503-0459
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