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Network Members

This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.

Arnold, Michelle

Individual Affiliate - Illinois

Michelle Arnold, MSW, was a project director of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth, a grantee between 2009 and 2016. As part of a team, she provided technical assistance to over thirty youth serving agencies throughout Illinois. Michelle also co-trained over 1,000 staff to support their efforts to become trauma informed and to build capacity as supervisors, managers and administrators using a trauma lens in practice and policy. 

Location:
Oak Park , IL
Work:
(708) 205-6467

Association of Africans Living in Vermont

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Vermont
Funding Period:
2020-2025

The Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV.Inc) is a community-based nonprofit organization located in Burlington, Vermont. AALV has delivered bilingual/bicultural bridging case-management services for thousands of refugees resettling in Vermont from all parts of the world. This includes immigrant youth, adults, and families since 2005, and is among the most respected providers nationally of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's Ethnic Community Self-Help model of refugee assistance. The programs offered by AALV are many, and include both a youth development program, providing tutoring and mentoring to refugee and immigrant youth with the aim of providing a safe community space for young people and to work towards improving school performance; and a health and behavioral health program, focused on health promotion, referrals to medical and mental health providers, mutual support for survivors of sexual violence, and health education.

Location:
Burlington , VT
Staff:

ASU CCHAR- Arizona State University Center for Community Health and Resiliency

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Arizona
Funding Period:
2021-2026

The Office of Community Health, Engagement and Resiliency (OCHER) at Arizona State University works in partnership with community members and organizations to address social issues and promote resiliency among populations of the Southwest region of the U.S. There is a pressing need for training and education on early intervention, mental health promotion, and prevention of long-term consequences of childhood trauma in the Southwest given (a) high rates of concentrated poverty, (b) the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and (c) documented gaps in family resilience during difficult times. There are a number of unique challenges surrounding trauma treatment and service delivery in communities of color, including mistrust of traditional medical and mental health professionals, lack of culturally appropriate trauma prevention and intervention services, lack of access to treatment in rural areas, and mistrust and access concerns among undocumented immigrants. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are a promising strategy for the delivery of health and mental health services, especially among Black, American Indian and Latinx populations (e.g., Promotoras, Community Health Representatives, Peer Support Specialists, Navigators, etc.). The Center for Community Health and Resiliency (CCHAR) will address this gap and build on the existing potential of CHWs by adapting evidence-based trauma treatments and co-developing trauma training in partnership with the community, with an emphasis on cultural relevance, appropriateness, effectiveness, and sustainability. As community members and leaders, CHWs have an intimate understanding of information gaps, barriers to services, and the sociocultural context of the end user of the intervention.

Location:
340 N. Commerce Park Loop, Suite 250 Tortolita Building
Tucson , AZ 85745
Staff:

Aurora Mental Health Center

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Colorado
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2016-2021, 2021-2026

The Trauma Resilience Youth Program (TRYP) was established in 2016 as a five-year grantee from SAMHSA and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative–Category 3 (2016-2021), and continues to be a SAMHSA funded NCTSI Cat III grantee (2021-2026). TRYP aims to address disparities in accessibility to mental health services for refugee and immigrant families who have resettled in Colorado, as well as to provide treatment needs specific to cultural adaptations and implementation in a service system that effectively engages and retains this specific population. Over the five year grant period, we aim to serve at least 690 children and families. Programming includes providing direct evidence-based mental disorder treatment and services including screening, assessment, case management, therapy, prevention, interpretation, and cultural brokerage.

Location:
791 Chambers Rd.
Aurora , CO 80011
Website:
Staff:

Azusa Pacific University, Community Counseling Center

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - California
Funding Period:
2021-2026

Azusa Pacific University's Community Counseling Center (CCC) offers culturally sensitive, multidisciplinary mental health and psychological assessment services for clients of all ages across the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County. Located in the city of Azusa, CA, and working with local cities and school districts, the center is a trusted leader in mental health prevention and intervention, including trauma-informed care. The center is committed to advancing wellness by facilitating client access to care, and engaging the community through a collaborative approach to service delivery. An active leader and participant on San Gabriel Valley health consortiums, APU's CCC is committed to robust training opportunities and quality client care. Services include individual, child, family, and couples work.

Location:
918 E. Alosta Avenue
Azusa , CA
Staff:

Babel, Korinne H., PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S

Individual Affiliate - Georgia

Korinne is a former Children's Therapist from the Family Sunshine Center where she provided TF-CBT to children 3-17 and was active in the NCTSN. Korinne remains involved as an affiliate member of the NCTSN while working as an Assistant Professor at Troy University and providing play therapy in a private practice setting.

Location:
GA
Work:
(973) 666-2820

Bach, Christina

Individual Affiliate - Mississippi
Location:
Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. Jackson , MS
Work:
(601) 354-0983

Bahati, Bijoux ,MSW

Location:
Jewish Family Services of Western New York / Refugee and Immigrant Center for Healing (R.I.C.H.)
Work:
(716) 883-1914 x338

Barba, Antonia, LCSW

Individual Affiliate - New York

Antonia Barba, LCSW (she/her/hers) is a consultant, educator and clinician who has been working in the community mental health field for 15+ years. She is a co-founder and co-chair of the NCTSN Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Collaborative Group and has helped develop numerous resources and tools for trauma-informed care with LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Antonia strives to create inclusive spaces where providers, youth, and programs can safely try new things, provide mutual support, and grow as individuals and organizations. She collaborates with advocates and mental healthcare providers across the country to create resources and best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in care, transition-age youth, and survivors of child abuse and sex trafficking. She is passionate about transforming the way we think about and provide mental health services, and is excited to be engaged in work that honors and is informed by the lived experiences of youth and families.

Location:
Bronxville , NY

Barker, Kristin

Individual Affiliate

Kristin Barker is a licensed clinical social worker and the former Manager of Clinical Operations at Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. She has expertise in implementing evidence-based, trauma-focused, interventions to youth and their caregivers, overseeing the operations of a mental health outpatient clinic, and providing training to professionals across child-serving sectors. Ms. Barker is a recognized trainer in Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma, the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, and the Resource Parent Curriculum. Ms. Barker’s areas of interest include the treatment and assessment of complex trauma, trauma-informed parenting, and supporting the implementation and sustainability of trauma-informed, evidence-based practices in communities and organizations. Ms. Barker is temporarily residing in London, England where she is seeking opportunities to work within, and learn from, the local system of trauma-informed care while staying connected and contributing to the work of the NCTSN. 

Location:
London, England

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