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Network Members

This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.

Tefera, Nicole, PsyD

Individual Affiliate - Illinois

Nicole Tefera is an individual affiliate member and currently works at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Location:
Advocate Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Oak Lawn , IL
Work:
(708) 684-7937

Templet, Laura, MSW, LSW

Individual Affiliate - Colorado

Laura G. Templet, MSW, LSW, currently and for the past 5 years, an employee of Colorado State University Health Network.  Providing mental health services to students seeking support for their emotional well being at Colorado State University.  Part of my work involves working with students who have experienced trauma either recently or in their past. 
Sara McConnell and I, who is also from Fort Collins, serve as part of the Interpreter Project, Children's Hospital, Boston, with NCTSN.

Location:
Fort Collins , CO
Work:
(970) 294-5663

Tener, Robin

Individual Affiliate - Ohio
Location:
Bath , OH
Work:
(330) 329-3678

Texas Children's Hospital

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Texas
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2016-2021

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth was established to raise the standard of care for bereaved youth and families through the dissemination of trauma- and bereavement-informed, developmentally attuned, and culturally appropriate best practices. The TAG Center coordinates and conducts trainings focused on bereavement-informed risk screening and assessment. Additionally, the TAG Center organizes and convenes Learning Collaboratives dedicated to implementing and evaluating bereavement-informed interventions for grieving youth in a variety of contexts (e.g., grief support centers, hospice and/or palliative care settings, school-based clinics). Through the TAG Center's collaboration with NCTSN sites and other national organizations, a primary goal is to raise public awareness regarding childhood bereavement, age-related manifestations of adaptive versus maladaptive forms of grief, the interplay of PTSD and grief, and bereavement-informed best practices. Special attention is given to disseminating these practices in high-risk populations, including military families and underserved minority youth. With Houston as our hub, we continue to build upon ongoing dissemination efforts across a highly diverse network of cities, each with high prevalence rates of youth bereavement. Primary partnering organizations include those located in Houston and San Antonio, TX; Detroit and Southfield, MI; Oakland and Richmond, CA; and Durham, NC.

Location:
Houston , TX
Staff:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Organizational Affiliate - Texas
Funding Period:
2012-2016

Health and Human Services Commission (Texas), Texas Children Recovering From Trauma

The Texas Children Recovering From Trauma initiative piloted trauma informed care transformation statewide for children mental health and all behavioral health services to create a trauma informed system of care that fosters resilience and recovery.  This initiative was divided in three phases:
Phase 1- Trauma Focused Services: Implement trauma-focused evidence-based practices in children mental health services statewide including trauma screening & assessments (CANS, UCLA-PTSD RI and TSCYC) and treatment practices including: TF-CBT and PCIT.  The primary pilot site and CTS center Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center implemented phase 1 early and helped lead the implementation statewide of all these practices.  Target population: Children ages 3 to 17 impacted by trauma, including children of military families.
Phase 2 - TIC Readiness Assessment: For this assessments three tools were utilized: TIC Knowledge Workforce Survey, NCBH TIC OSA and the STSI-OA.
Phase 3: TIC Organizational Transformation Pilot at 16 pilot sites including mental health, substance abuse treatment, substance abuse prevention providers and one Tribal Nation.  A learning collaborative on TIC Transformation was held for 16 months.  Initiative the development of a TIC Toolkit for TIC Transformation.
Core Strategies: Create a Category III CTS Center; Provide Training and enhance statewide capacity on Trauma Informed Best Practices; Implement Trauma Screenings Statewide; Train workforce in TIC; Address STS; Partner with Persons with Lived Experience; Create Community partnerships; Impact the Statewide Strategic Plan for BH and hold statewide TIC Summit and leverage NCTSN partnerships, collaborations and resources.

Location:
8317 Cross Park Drive, Suite 350 MC2091
Austin , TX 78754
Staff:

The Children's Center

Organizational Affiliate - Utah
Funding Period:
2009-2012, 2012-2016

The Children's Center provides mental health services for families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children who are experiencing behavioral and emotional problems. The Center specializes in supporting children who have experienced high levels of trauma in their young lives. The Center provides a range of treatment including a Therapeutic Preschool Program, parent-child psychotherapy, and trauma work with young children. The treatment modality is relationship-based and the application of attachment theory to clinical practice is emphasized. A variety of evidence-based models are utilized to support children and families, including TF-CBT, CPP, and ARC as well as the Incredible Years. The Children's Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary team to meet the complex needs of the children and families served.
The Children's Center provides mental health services for families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children who are experiencing behavioral and emotional problems. The Center specializes in supporting children who have experienced high levels of trauma in their young lives. The Center provides a range of treatment including a Therapeutic Preschool Program, parent-child psychotherapy, and trauma work with young children. The treatment modality is relationship-based and the application of attachment theory to clinical practice is emphasized. A variety of evidence-based models are utilized to support children and families, including TF-CBT, CPP, and ARC as well as the Incredible Years. The Children's Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary team to meet the complex needs of the children and families served.
The Children's Center provides mental health services for families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children who are experiencing behavioral and emotional problems. The Center specializes in supporting children who have experienced high levels of trauma in their young lives. The Center provides a range of treatment including a Therapeutic Preschool Program, parent-child psychotherapy, and trauma work with young children. The treatment modality is relationship-based and the application of attachment theory to clinical practice is emphasized. A variety of evidence-based models are utilized to support children and families, including TF-CBT, CPP, and ARC as well as the Incredible Years. The Children's Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary team to meet the complex needs of the children and families served.

Location:
350 S 400 E
Salt Lake City , UT 84111
Staff:

The Children’s Place

Organizational Affiliate - Missouri
Funding Period:
2001-2005

The Children’s Place is Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment center for children age birth to eight years old. The agency opened its doors in 1978 in response to a significant need in Kansas City: children in this community were identified as victims of abuse and neglect, but there were very few resources to help them heal, and preventative programs were virtually nonexistent. Forty years later, the mission remains: to help vulnerable children and families heal from life’s deepest hurts. Through a commitment to building relationships and evidence-based treatments, The Children’s Place is a place of healing for the youngest citizens in this community. The programs provide a continuum of treatment needs, including an intensive Day Treatment for preschool-aged children, outpatient developmental screenings and mental health assessments, outpatient individual and family counseling and in-home family support services. The staff specializes in working with the child welfare systems, school personnel, medical providers and other community agencies. The Children’s Place works to equip children and their families with the coping skills needed to transcend the hardships of the past and to thrive within their everyday lives.

Location:
2 East 59th Street
Kansas City , MO 64113
Staff:

The Cullen Center - ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Ohio
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2005-2009, 2016-2021

The Cullen Center at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital is an outpatient therapy center for children (infants to late adolescents) and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. This grant aims to increase the success of treatment for Child Protective Services-involved youth and families by decreasing barriers to care by: (1) providing trauma-informed evidenced based services; (b) identifying barriers to youth receiving best practice trauma treatments; and then (c) ascertaining and testing potential ways to overcome these barriers; (d) training caregivers (foster, biological, and kin) in trauma-informed parenting and assisting them to have trauma-informed support groups. Cullen Center provides Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy, and Strong Families for child clients and Cognitive Processing Therapy for their caregivers.

Location:
Toledo , OH
Staff:

The Family Peace Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New York
Funding Period:
2016-2021

The Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) is an outpatient mental health service at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. The FPTTC provides services to young children and caregivers who have been exposed to traumatic violence and abuse. The FPTTC provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers as well as adjunctive individual treatment for caregivers, and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) for the 6-10 year-old siblings of 0-5 year-old referred children. The FPTTC additionally provides trainings for community partner organizations on the impact of trauma on young children and for hospital medical staff on how to effectively screen for Intimate Partner Violence within the primary care setting. The current project develops a model co-location program to place Spanish-speaking, trauma and CPP-trained early childhood psychologists into NYP pediatric primary care clinics and community based organizations with the goals of: implementing screening protocols to increase early identification of trauma-exposed children ages 0-5; improving access to developmentally appropriate, linguistically competent, and evidence-based trauma treatment; and developing a trauma-informed system of care through the training of pediatric medical residents, primary care staff, and collaborating community organizations. The project additionally pilots a model of supportive programming that is Spanish-language, culturally informed, and culturally proficient in order to enhance treatment outcomes for bicultural Latino families affected by traumatic events.

Location:
New York , NY
Staff:

The Family Place: Child and Family Support Center of Cache County

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Utah
Funding Period:
2016-2021

Through our Trauma Resiliency Project, the Family Place serves children ages 0-11 who have experienced trauma and their families using the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework developed at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. We implement the ARC framework through three modalities: a therapeutic child center, home visits, and group therapy. Our project serves those living in Cache and Rich Counties, Utah, with a particular focus on military families and refugee families. The Family Place also collaborates with and trains key community partners including Family Support Centers, child welfare agencies, schools, and other agencies that have a focus on human services. The Family Place operates out of three centers located in northern Utah.

Location:
Logan , UT
Staff:

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