Another Choice, Another Chance will provide outpatient Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and youth aged 3–18 from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who live at or below the poverty level, and who have been victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The center will provide 12–20 sessions of individual, group, and/or family treatment services to 200 children/youth and their parents or other primary caregivers.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center
Arizona State University-REACH Institute
For more than 30 years, researchers from the REACH Institute have developed several evidence-based programs that focus on improving the lives of children and families. CRF will adapt, widely implement and disseminate four of the evidence-based parenting interventions, all of which have been rigorously tested and shown to be effective at strengthening resilience among traumatized families. These interventions are: Adaptive Parenting Tools (previously known as After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools)/ADAPT for first responders, refugee/immigrant families, and military families; Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families, New Beginnings for high-conflict divorce families, and Bridges for Latinx and African-American inner-city parents. Program developers Drs. Abigail Gewirtz, Nancy Gonzales, Armando Pina, Sharlene Wolchik, and Irwin Sandler, will work closely with communities across the nation to widely disseminate online, self-directed versions of these parenting EBPs. Over the next five years, these interventions aim to serve more than 35,000 people and specifically target isolated families in transition, such as: • refugee and immigrant families • those exposed to the death of a parent • community violence • parental wartime deployment • high-conflict divorce • first responder parents The REACH Institute is thrilled to house the longstanding work of the Center for Resilient Families and its dedication to addressing the public health impact of childhood trauma through a family context, providing education, and training for parents.
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.
Association of Africans Living in Vermont
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.
Aurora Mental Health Center
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.
Azusa Pacific University, Community Counseling Center
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.
Babel, Korinne H., PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
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.
Barba, Antonia, LCSW
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.
Alex Barker (They/Them) is a young professional who began their career as a youth peer support specialist at FMRS Health Systems Inc., located in southern West Virginia. Through the agency, Alex joined the NCTSN Youth Task Force, now the Young Adult Collective, and has used their lived experience as a tool to increase the quality of services provided to youth and young adults. Now working in Raleigh, NC as the Outreach Coordinator with the Capital Area Teen Court Program, Alex continues to share their knowledge and experiences inside the NCTSN and beyond. Outside of work, Alex serves on the board of directors for Safe Schools NC, a non-profit dedicated to resourcing teachers passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ youth in their classrooms. Additionally, they have partnered with NC State University on a research initiative addressing the professional development needs of 4-H program staff as they pertain to serving youth identifying in the LGBTQ+ community. In 2019, Alex received the Youth Advocate of the Year Rockstar Award from Youth Move National. Alex is currently pursuing their MSW and plans to use this degree in addressing needed systems changes that will impact service delivery for youth and young adults.