The CSU Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center (CTRAC) at Colorado State University (CSU) provides resilience-based trauma assessments and offers recommendations that focus on helping youth and families recognize, understand, and value their own strengths in responding to and healing from trauma. CTRAC also offers training and consultation to professionals serving children impacted by trauma, as well as training for Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate students. The Juvenile Justice Trauma Informed Systems Program (Project JUSTIS) within CTRAC will serve Larimer and Denver county youth (ages 8-18) and their families who have experienced trauma and demonstrate risk for involvement in the juvenile justice (JJ) system. Project JUSTIS aims to increase the capacity and expand delivery of trauma screening, assessment, and treatment for youth in the target population, train local professionals in trauma-informed care principles, and improve youth and caregiver well-being.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
CSU Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center
Cullen Center, ProMedica Russell Ebeid Children's Hospital
The Cullen Center at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital is an outpatient therapy center for children (infants to late adolescents) and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. Cullen Center’s mission is to develop mutually respectful and equal partnerships among trauma survivors, families, and professionals in order to provide evidence based and best practice trauma focused therapy (Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy, and Strong Families), support, consultation, and community education.
Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center
The Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center has more than three decades of experience with dissemination, implementation, and application of Evidence Based Practices in real world settings (i.e., child welfare, juvenile justice, pediatric and primary care, mental health practice, family resource centers, schools, residential treatment facilities). DTIRC has disseminated TF-CBT and CPP widely in Northern New England. This current project focuses on the intersection of childhood trauma and intellectual and developmental disabilities. There will be a focus on the triple intersection of trauma, neurodiversity, gender diversity, and the various ways each overlaps. The core components include training for the child-serving workforce in trauma-informed care using NCTSN's Road to Recovery, developing a differential diagnosis training, a triple intersection training, TF-CBT training, and modified TF-CBT training for the above populations. Additionally the team will offer CARE Connections to parents and caregivers, with modifications for these populations. Related to all of the above the team will support increased and improved screening practices in pediatric settings.
Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, New Hampshire Bridge Project
As an NCTSN member, the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center (DTIRC) brought evidence-based treatment (TF CBT) for traumatized children to every community mental health center in New Hampshire. Through SAMHSA funding and grants from the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and the Fidelity Foundation, DTIRC established a videoconference network to allow weekly supervision of clinicians by DTIRC and national experts. DTIRC also implemented Project Prevent, which enhanced access to evidence-based evaluation and trauma treatment (CPP) for children aged 0-5 in four agencies across New Hampshire. Its NCTSN-sponsored New Hampshire Bridge project allowed implementation of mental health screening and treatment referral processes across five New Hampshire juvenile justice courts by partnering with family court judges. The most recent NCTSN project entailed a highly productive collaboration with the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in which the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) increased placement stability for children in foster care through trauma-sensitive practices in child welfare. Most recently, DTIRC has partnered with DCYF on two Administration for Children and Families (ACF) grants designed to develop a collaborative trauma-informed child welfare system that effectively addresses the well-being needs of involved youth. The Partners for Change project aims to improve the social and emotional well-being of children in the New Hampshire child welfare system, including juvenile justice youth, through universal screening, assessment, evidence-based treatment, progress monitoring, and psychotropic medication oversight. New Hampshire Adoption Preparation and Preservation will focus on the creation of a child serving system in which adoptive children and families have access to trauma-informed, adoption-competent services and supports so that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the child’s needs and ensure a successful adoption.
DBHIdS/Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services
The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) serves youth in Philadelphia who have experienced potentially traumatic events and are living with traumatic stress. Over the past 10 years, we have improved access, availability and quality of trauma-specific services for Philadelphia's most vulnerable children and families. PACTS 15+ partner agencies provide city-wide coverage of Philadelphia, offering a continuum of trauma-informed services consisting of multiple entry points, including: 1) Partnerships with other child serving systems (schools; child welfare; juvenile justice; physical health; victim's advocate groups, etc.) referring trauma-impacted youth to our services. 2) Universal screening for exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and traumatic stress symptoms. 3) Delivery of evidence-based trauma-specific evidence based practices (EBPs) including ,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) program.
de los Santos, Katrina, MS, LPC, NCC
I am an LPC in South Dakota and am a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am working towards licensure in the state of Texas, where I currently reside. I recently worked at the Youth & Family Services Youth Trauma Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. At Youth & Family Services, I worked with youth from ages 2-18 and their families, as well as young adults, who have experienced trauma. I conducted trauma screenings and assessments and utilized the Clinical Improvement for Measurement Initiative (CIMI) to aid in Duke University's research study. I currently work for Monarch Behavioral Health in San Antonio, Texas.
I see children and teens ages 3+ as well as adults. Most of the clients I see have experienced trauma. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have also been trained in the Native American adaptation (Project Making Medicine). I have been trained in Parenting with Love & Logic and co-facilitated Love & Logic parenting classes. We also started teaching a trauma informed version of Love & Logic called "Adults Helping Youth with Challenging Pasts." My areas of expertise includes childhood trauma, parenting, military family issues, and youth with special needs.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center
Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth are typically at a higher risk for trauma exposure than the general child population due to the unique trauma experienced from everyday communication barriers. Yet, the number of trauma-informed and linguistically accessible treatments and mental health measures for deaf and hard of hearing remain severely limited. We're here to change that. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center was created to address the gap between children who have experienced trauma and the mental health services they deserve. We've developed a multi-tier approach to improve the outcome of services and to eliminate health disparities for traumatized deaf children, adolescents, and their families. The goals our center is focused around adapting and translating child behavioral and trauma measures, developing a new screening measure of language deprivation, adapting evidence-based treatments, and providing training and ongoing consultation for clinicians.
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
The Championing Access to Trauma-informed-treatments to Achieve Lowcountry Youth Services Transformation (CATALYST) project is headquartered at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center. The first aim of the CATALYST Project is to reduce the impact of trauma on children's lives by providing and increasing access to effective trauma treatments and services for children and their families. A second aim is to improve the quality of services delivered to children from diverse backgrounds, including racial and sexual minorities, by applying them with improved cultural and racial equity. The project will reduce the impact of trauma and increase access by: 1) providing outreach, engagement and prevention services with children and caregivers, 2) providing screening with children and effective trauma treatments (including TF-CBT, AF-CBT, PCIT, and PSB-CBT) for child victims of child abuse, and their families, in our service area, and 3) improving the quality of trauma treatment and services delivered to children from diverse backgrounds and improve child outcomes. This final goal will be achieved by convening a team that includes both experts in the field of child trauma and consumer consultants to learn more about the specific needs of our community and how to apply evidence-based practices from a cultural and racial equity lens.
Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
Department of Child Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center
Expanding access to culturally responsive outpatient treatment of trauma for children from birth to 17 years of age and their families at a safety-net hospital.