Alison Hendricks, LCSW, is a trainer and consultant who specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), trauma-informed systems, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. She is a Certified National Trainer for TF-CBT and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, a product of the NCTSN that she helped to revise in 2012. She worked with the Chadwick Center of Rady Childrenâ€™s Hospital for nine years, first as a trauma therapist and then as Operations Manager of the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project. She provides training and consultation on TF-CBT, trauma-informed care, and Secondary Traumatic Stress to programs across the country. Alison is the lead author on two workbooks on TF-CBT. She also specializes in Culturally Modified TF-CBT with a focus on Latino children and families. She has presented at numerous conferences and has published several journal articles on a wide variety of topics related to childhood trauma. Alison graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Columbia University and completed her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work. She lives in San Diego with her husband and daughter.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Hendricks, Alison, LCSW
Hernandez, Michelle A.
Michelle A. Hernandez was a clinician at Kristi House in Miami, Florida, for ten years before going into private practice. She served as a program coordinator for children with sexual behavior problems and received specialized training in PSB-CBT from Oklahoma University as part of a collaborative program. Michelle was part of an expert panel aimed at implementation of PSB-CBT in community agencies. She is also certified in TF-CBT and provides consultation for agencies seeking to be trauma informed. Her private practice treats a diverse population seeking treatment for trauma resolution. She also works with providers that are experiencing secondary traumatic stress. She continues to be involved with the NCTSN in areas of trauma informed care and complex trauma.
The Center for Restorative Solutions (C4RS) was founded by Cindy Hill-Ford, MFT in 2014 to promote the use of an integrated approach to Restorative and Trauma Informed Practices (known as RTIPs) as a means to enhance the capacity of those who seek to help children, youth and families in communities afflicted by chronic poverty and violence overcome adversity and thrive. C4RS partners and associates provide program development, training, and consultative services designed to promote the development of restorative and trauma informed educational, mental health, and community-based service delivery systems that seek to support those dealing with the impacts of trauma. In 2018-19, C4RS is collaborating with the Urban Youth Trauma Center of the University of Illinois-Chicago Department of Psychiatry, the California School Based Health Alliance, (RJOY) Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, NCTSN affiliates, and youth serving organizations in Northern California to develop and empower the development of restorative and trauma informed ervice delivery systems and promote trauma healing.
Himmeger, Marla, LSW
Marla Himmeger initially participated in NCTSN activities through the Cullen Center in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to retirement in 2012, she was involved in organizing Ohio's Childhood Trauma Task Force and continues to participate in several local, state and NCTSN activities.She serves as co-chair of the 0-6 collaborative group and also is a member of the CWTTT subcommittee.
Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership
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.
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.