Dr. Kraps was previously involved at The Cullen Center of Toledo Children's Hospital. She serves on the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Group and specializes in early childhood trauma, developmental disabilities, and LGBTQ-related topics. She currently holds the position of Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at The Counseling Center in Wayne County, Ohio. In prior years, she volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem in Lucas County and served as Trauma and Resiliency Program Coordinator in Stark County.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Kraps, Jacquelyn N., PhD
Kristi House, Inc., Children’s Sexual-Related Trauma Advocacy, Response and Treatment Center
Kristi House, Inc., the Children’s Advocacy Center serving the large, ethnically diverse Miami-Dade County, is expanding its Community Treatment and Services Center, named Miami C-START, to build agency and community-wide capacity to deliver evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent practices for victims of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation trauma in Miami-Dade County. Kristi House’s plan, in partnership with child welfare, aims to create a coordinated, multidisciplinary response for child sexual abuse and exploitation involving clinicians, caseworkers, and protective investigators across Miami-Dade County. The project will especially focus on children and youth who have experienced sexual trauma, trafficking and co-occurring disorders. Working closely with EBP developers and master trainers, C-START will take a three-pronged approach:
- Training and practice in addressing child trauma and co-occurring substance use disorders using the Risk Reduction Family Therapy approach (RRFT);
- Capacity-building training and practice in adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC)
- Continued expansion of our community’s capacity to provide evidence-based services and practices for child sexual abuse trauma using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Training and supervision in the EBPs will be provided to therapists and front-line practitioners at Kristi House and at other Miami service providers. Outreach to children at risk and especially to underserved and marginalized populations will be conducted. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity in Miami to treat child/youth sexual abuse and exploitation trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Kronenberg, Mindy, PhD
Mindy Kronenberg was the former site coordinator for the LSUHSC Early Trauma Treatment Network site and training coordinator of the Louisiana Rural Trauma Services Center. Dr. Kronenberg remains involved in the Zero to Six and Schools Workgroups and is a Child Parent Psychotherapy trainer. She is currently working in Memphis, TN and collaborating with local agencies to increase access to infant mental health and trauma services.
La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Screening, Treatment and Trauma Training in Primary Care (STATT-PC) at La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. (La Clínica) provides services to low income, minority youth across eight School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Alameda County, California. STATT-PC uses a three-pronged approach to expand access to trauma-focused services for youth (ages 12-17) who have been exposed to community violence, physical abuse, domestic violence and/or other traumatic events. The first is a primary care approach, which focuses on training medical team staff to be more cognizant of childhood trauma by using The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers combined with the implementation of the Primary Care PTSD screening tool. This approach enables the medical team to efficiently link more registered medical patients to behavioral health services where behavioral health clinicians use the PCL5 in their screening and treatment of trauma. The second approach is a population-based classroom approach. After screening all students in the classroom of schools associated with the SBHCs, La Clínica links students to appropriate trauma services, using Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma In Schools (CBITS) brief, validated screening tool. Third, La Clínica will partner with other agencies to implement a CBITS Learning Collaborative to further expand trauma services across Alameda County. Collectively, these three approaches create multiple pathways for youth to access trauma-focused treatment to reduce long-term physical and social consequences that arise from adverse childhood experiences.
La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center
The LRCH CCTC's primary mission is to ensure that expert trauma-focused services are available to low-income, multiple-barriered, African-American children and youth on Chicago's South Side, where their risk of exposure to traumatic stressors is extremely high. All services are provided free of charge to families. The LRCH CCTC brings to the Network a sophisticated understanding of societal, cultural, and multigenerational factors that shape children's responses to and recovery from exposure to trauma. LRCH CCTC provides services to children (0-18) exposed to the full range of traumatic events including medical trauma and complex trauma. As an Affiliate Site, the CCTC provides trauma-focused assessment and treatment services to over 300 children each year. Staff members all have specialized experience and training in trauma, including formal training in at least one of the following interventions: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC; Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola, & van der Kolk, 2005); Child-Parent Psychotherapy (Lieberman & Van Horn, 2008); Phase-Oriented Trauma-Focused Therapy (e.g., Cloitre, Koenen, Cohen, & Han, 2002; Herman, 1992); Strengthening Family Coping Resources (Kiser, 2006); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g., Cohen, Mannarino, Berliner, & Deblinger, 2000); and/or the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (Valentino, Berkowitz, & Stover, 2010). LRCH CCTC has continued to develop its Child Parent Psychotherapy practice by internally training all licensed staff in this model. Additional services provided by LRCH CCTC staff include forensic interviewing, case management, and family advocacy. Trauma-informed consultation is provided to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and to the University of Chicago Hospital's Burn Unit by a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at LRCH CCTC. LRCH CCTC has also forged a partnership with The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County to provide evidence-based trauma-focused services to violently injured youth.
Labistour, Ashley, LMFT
Ashley Labistour is a UC Davis-approved PCIT trainer and a nationally approved trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT. She formerly served as a treatment coordinator specializing in child sexual abuse at Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles for 11 years. She currently provides TF-CBT training and consultation for various agencies in Southern and Northern California.
Lake County Health Department, Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Families Residing in Lake County
Trauma-Informed Care for Youth (TICY) and Families Residing in Lake County will use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat and serve children and adolescents, aged 2–18, and their families who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. TICY will develop expertise in trauma care and become a leader in enhancing trauma-informed care in the community by providing training on the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma. The project will serve 1,000 clients in direct clinical services. Priority will be given to military families.
Landau Fleisher, Courtney, PhD
Since 2003, Courtney Landau Fleisher has worked with three NCTSN-associated sites. She is well trained in several evidence-based, trauma-focused treatments including TF-CBT, PCIT, TST, and CPP. Dr. Fleisher has focused her work on expanding awareness of medical traumatic stress of mental health and hospital-based professionals through presentations on the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, a product she assisted in developing during her time at the CPTS. Currently a pediatric psychologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, Dr. Fleisher continues to translate knowledge about medical traumatic stress into practical application in the hospital setting as well as treating children exposed to trauma.
Larimer County Deptpartment of Human Services
The Colorado Children’s Congregate Care Resiliency Opportunity Project (CROP) is a trauma-informed resiliency-based collaborative model designed to prevent and reduce congregate care placements for children in child welfare/juvenile justice. Seven Colorado Department of Human Services Child Welfare counties; Larimer, Boulder, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver, Douglas, and Eagle are partnered together with the Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center at Colorado State University to expand their current trauma-informed system efforts. CROP provides trauma screening for children and their caregivers, comprehensive neurodevelopmental trauma assessments, and development of resiliency-based case plans. Resiliency-based strategies built upon developing relatedness, mastery, and affect regulation skills are then implemented through intensive in-home coaching programs. Simultaneously, children receive TF-CBT, while caregivers needing to address their own trauma receive evidence-based trauma treatments. To empower caseworkers, congregate care staff, and clinicians with increased trauma knowledge and resiliency strategies, NCTSN Products include “Think Trauma,” “Road to Recovery” and “Resource Parent Curriculum”. To sustain a resilient workforce, CROP provides ongoing secondary traumatic stress processing and strategies through the utilization of the NCTSN Resilience Alliance Curriculum.
Las Cumbres Community Services, Inc., An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model
An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model will be developed to build a comprehensive network of evidence-based, trauma-informed service providers to reach children aged 0–6 and their families throughout the rural/frontier area of northern New Mexico. The target populations are predominantly living in poverty, are about 75 percent Latino/Latina, and are at very high risk for traumatic experiences. The project will provide direct trauma-focused services to 1,580 individuals during the four years of the grant. A wide variety of integrated evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies will be used including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBP), Circle of Security™, art therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).