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. Ashley also works part-time at Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara supervising school-based therapists in Elementary and Secondary schools throughout Santa Barbara County.
Landau Fleisher, Courtney, PhD., ABPP
Courtney Fleisher has been involved with addressing medical traumatic stress at three of the NCTSN sites beginning in 2003 (Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Chicago Child Trauma Center at La Rabida Children's Hospital, and at the Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Hospital). For the past seven years, Dr. Fleisher has worked at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a pediatric psychologist where she heads up the consultation-liaison service and consults with several pediatric subspecialty services. She continues to participate with The Network through the iCare group and provides trauma-informed and trauma-focused services to youth experiencing a range of traumatic experiences. She regularly uses TF-CBT, PCIT, and CPP in her practice.
Langosch, Deborah, PhD, LCSW
I'm a clinical social worker with over 35 years experience working with traumatized children, teens and families in a number of diverse settings. I joined the staff of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in NYC shortly after 9/11 to be a Clinical Coordinator and later Project Director for their Loss and Bereavement Program for children and teens. This program provides grief groups in NYC schools for youth impacted by trauma. We also train clinicians in childhood grief, trauma informed care, stigmatized loss and the impact of loss in programs. I developed and directed the Kinship Care Program which focused on stabilizing relative caregiving families in Brooklyn, NY many of whom had been exposed to traumatic events. I had the pleasure of serving on the NCTSN committee for child traumatic grief and was the co-chair of the subcommittee on childhood traumatic separation until March, 2019 when I resigned from the agency to focus on new endeavors.
Larimer County Department 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
HEART: Healing Early Adversity through Resilience and Treatment 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).