The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) is a strategic alliance of eight youth-serving agencies working to prevent and reduce homelessness among youth in Hollywood. The members of the HHYP are: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Covenant House California, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Youth Emerging Stronger, My Friend’s Place, Step Up on Second, Aviva Family and Child Services, and a partner agency, Safe Place for Youth. The HHYP works to shape the service environment, increase youth access to housing and supportive services, and advocate for policy changes needed to prevent and reduce youth homelessness. The HHYP operates from a trauma-informed lens and provides trauma training to youth serving agencies working with youth experiencing homelessness.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership
Hubbard, Rebecca J.
Rebecca J. Hubbard was formerly a clinician at Directions for Mental Health, Healing the Hurt, the Center for Child & Family Health, and the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center. Currently Rebecca provides Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to children and adults who have experienced trauma. During her time in the network she was one of the authors of the white paper on complex trauma and one of the authors of the article in Psychiatric Annals in 2005 that evolved from the white paper. Rebecca was a member of the Complex Trauma workgroup, and the Psychological First Aid workgroup. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on complex trauma and LGBTQ youth.
Hunter College Schools of Social Work
The National Child Trauma Workforce Institute at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work focuses on expansion of the trauma-informed workforce. The Institute uses an In Network strategy to disseminate the Core Concepts Curriculum (CCC) for use at CAT II & III sites throughout SAMHSA’s 10 regions. The primary populations served include NCTSN staff trained to facilitate CCC use; and clinical psychology interns, child psychiatry fellows, social workers students, and licensed clinical mental health and marriage and family counseling students, whom trained staff train during their field practicums at their sites using the CCC. Our primary services include: advanced and basic CCC Facilitation “Colleges”, and post-training consultation and implementation support to insure effective use of new CCC skills. Adoption of this network resource increases conceptual trauma knowledge and enhances the clinical reasoning and case formulation skills for existing staff and new staff, and the staff at partner agencies. The CCC has three main elements: a conceptual framework based on “Twelve Core Concepts” for understanding traumatic stress reactions in children and families from the child’s perspective; five in-depth case studies that convey the developmental impact of cumulative trauma exposure in children; and use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation to engage participants in a highly inter-active learning process. The Institute’s Beyond the Network strategy includes CCC dissemination for Post Masters CEU training; creation of new cases and competency based evaluation tools.
Igelman, Robyn, PhD
Dr. Igelman is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Clemente, CA. She integrates mindful walking and running into her beach therapy sessions. Her highly specialized practice assists veterans, adults, adolescents and parents recover from trauma, loss, grief, anxiety, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Igelman graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in 2006 with her PhD in Clinical Psychology (child/family emphasis). She completed her postdoctoral studies at the internationally recognized Chadwick Center for Children & Families in San Diego, CA. Dr. Igelman honed her expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief/trauma work, and family therapy at the Chadwick Center and in the department of Developmental Services at Rady Children's. Dr. Igelman is also an Adjunct Professor with the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego and teaches the annual graduate course on child abuse for licensure in psychology. She has presented at numerous professional conferences and trained regionally and nationally on trauma therapy models.
Illinois Collaboration on Youth
Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) is a network of over 80 providers and advocates serving children and youth in Illinois. ICOY shapes practice and policies and builds the capacity of agencies so that children, youth and families are safe, healthy, and on the path to maximizing their potential.
From 2009 through 2016, ICOY was the lead agency for the Trauma-Informed Youth Service Initiative (TIYSI) funded through SAMHSA. During this initiative, ICOY partnered with community-based service providers across Illinois and worked to build their capacity to provide trauma informed services. Additionally, during the project, ICOY provided trauma-informed training and capacity-building services to the grassroots and community-based agencies that comprise the statewide youth service system, which enhanced organizational structures through development of policies, procedures, training, evaluation, and governance.
Today, ICOY continues to offer trauma-informed capacity building services to providers and communities across Illinois. We are contracted with the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Chicago-Cook County Workforce Partnership and other groups to provide our trauma-informed capacity building assessment tool to all of their youth funded sites and provide training and technical assistance to support trauma-informed growth for these agencies.
Indian Country Child Trauma Center
We provide training in the cultural enhancement of TF-CBT for clinicians and therapists who work with American Indian children and their families who have been exposed to violence
Institute for Health and Recovery, Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together II
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT III) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), and Boston University (BU). The project addresses traumatic stress in children, aged 0–6, and their parents who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment (NP) and Recovery, and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC). Services are provided at SSTAR in Fall River, MA and SSTARbirth in Cranston, RI.
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
The Bridging the Gap program identifies and engages adolescent and transitional-aged Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth at risk of homelessness among the continuum of community-based and residential trauma treatment programs. Services include peer outreach and support, psychoeducation and vocational training, care coordination and linkage to community services, and training and support for program staff in the selection and implementation of trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment modalities which meet the needs of these youth, including Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation/Narrative Story-Telling (STAIR/NST), Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy (TARGET), and Motivational Interviewing. Project goals include (1) improved provider capacity to identify these youths and understand their needs within the system of care; (2) increased referrals to and engagement in future focused activities and treatment; (3) reduction in trauma symptoms and improved behavioral health outcomes; (4) and promoting participation in community-based programs and services. The program currently partners with several community providers including Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and the NYU McSilver Institute and aims to enhance and build linkages with additional community-based organizations.