Jennifer Willoughby, LICSW was the former Clinical Administrator of the Children's Services Department at Family Service of Rhode Island. Spearheading TST in their Children's Services programs Jennifer is a TST Master Trainer and one of the founding members of the NCTSN Sex Trafficking task force. Jennifer has been trained in CPP, TF-CBT, AF-CBT, TST and is a Trainer of the NCTSN Think Trauma Curriculum.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Willoughby, Jennifer M., LICSW
Wilson, Kelly, MSW
Kelly Wilson, LCSW is a clinician, consultant and trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field specializing in the treatment of childhood traumatic stress. Kelly has worked extensively with children and families in multiple settings including therapeutic foster care, in-home services, child welfare prevention and reunification cases, child advocacy centers, and outpatient care. She is a nationally recognized trainer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has been a faculty on numerous TF-CBT Learning Collaboratives across the country. Beyond clinical training, Kelly has worked with organizations to bring about systems change focused on administrative and supervisory structures that support the adoption and implementation of evidence-informed clinical practices. Kelly maintains a private practice working with adults and adolescents focusing on anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. Kelly has a passion for ensuring client-driven behavioral healthcare of the highest quality.
Wisconsin State Department of Children and Families
Led by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Trauma and Recovery Project Collaboration will increase the availability, accessibility and coordination of trauma-specific treatment in Milwaukee and Racine Counties for families in the child welfare system or that are at risk of entering the system. Together with the Institute for Child and Family Well-being (ICFW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW-M), the project will significantly increase availability of effective mental health services in Milwaukee and Racine Counties by training mental health clinicians in three trauma-specific treatment approaches: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The project will also increase the availability of multidisciplinary professional training in trauma and mental health for CPS and non-CPS child-serving professionals. Additionally, in collaboration with the Office of Children’s Mental Health, the project will strengthen and coordinate multiple systems and agencies that support the provision of trauma-specific treatment services. This will be accomplished through increasing consumer participation in systems change efforts, increasing public exposure to mental health awareness message, and increasing agency partners’ readiness to integrate trauma-specific treatment into their policies and practices.
Yale University, Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)
The Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC) at the Yale School of Medicine serves as the TSA Center in the area of acute/early/brief intervention, providing national expertise for early/acute responses to traumatic experiences, and supporting adaptation of early evidence-based treatments and service approaches following recent potentially traumatic events. CVTC will: 1) expand implementation of acute/early/brief trauma interventions, including the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and treatment applications, as well as Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence (LE CEV). CFTSI is currently the only evidence-based brief, early mental health treatment for children 7-18 who have experienced a recent traumatic event and will be expanded to new populations including young children (ages 3-6) and medically/physically injured children. The acute/early/brief trauma interventions provided with law enforcement, based on the Child Development Community Policing (CD-CP) program, will also be expanded; 2) increase capacity of child-serving systems, including law enforcement and CACs, to support identification, referral, access and utilization of evidence-based trauma informed approaches, by developing engagement strategies designed specifically to engage families in the early/acute phase of trauma response that have not yet reached out for mental health treatment and other services; 3) develop, train, implement and evaluate acute/early/brief screening and identification protocols and early mental health treatments by initiating three Learning Communities focused on young children, medically/physically injured children and CACs; and 4) provide leadership to NCTSN committees and collaborate with NCTSN centers to develop products.
Youth and Family Services, Inc.,
Youth & Family Services provides wrap around services to children and families in a five county region including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Ellsworth Air Force Base. We currently provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Child Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing to children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. Populations served are American Indians, veterans, and active duty military, low income, rural, and children coming from foster homes, and shelters including those with FASD and other developmental disabilities. We collaborate and train community stakeholders including child welfare, schools, juvenile justice, emergency response, mental health providers, Head Start, child care centers and other youth serving organizations. This grant cycle we will be providing direct trauma services in several area schools and an additional reservation school.
Youth Health Service, Inc. Strength Builders
The Strength Builders Child and Adolescent Trauma Center of Youth Health Service, Inc. was developed in 2005 to serve children and adolescents aged two to 18 and their families who have experienced complex trauma in a three-county area of rural Appalachia. Since its inception, these services have expanded to incorporate a large rural area covering five counties in North Central West Virginia, to include young adults through age 24 years who have experienced intimate partner violence, and to expand trauma treatment and services in school settings in addition to traditional outpatient clinics. The program works collaboratively with a wide variety of child-serving agencies in this region to maximize the treatment opportunities for children and youth and their families who have experienced trauma. The philosophy of this program can be inferred from its title. Strength Builders recognizes that all children, teens, families, and communities have strengths that can be built upon as they move from trauma to recovery.
Youth Network Council dba Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Trauma-Informed Youth Services Initiative
Youth Network Council DBA Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) is a network of over 60 providers and advocates serving children and youth in Illinois. As a positive force and collective voice for young people, ICOY keeps children and youth safe, healthy, and on the path to a positive adulthood.
Since 2009, ICOY was the lead agency for the Trauma-Informed Youth Service Initiative (TIYSI) funded through SAMHSA until 2016. During this initiative, ICOY partnered with community-based service providers across the state and worked to build the capacity of over 30 youth service providers. TIYSI focused on three populations of youth aged 9–17: youth at elevated risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system, youth re-entering communities after incarceration, and youth in military families. Using the evidence-based therapeutic intervention Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), the TIYSI program served over 1,000 youth during the four-year project period. 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 the state. At the same time, ICOY mobilizes research in adolescent brain development and the effects of adverse childhood experiences to bring an understanding of trauma to state institutions and policy makers, advocates, and community members who work with youth.
Zammerelli, Lucy, MA, NCACII, CADCIII
Lucy Zammarelli supervises Trillium’s behavioral health department and serves as Health Equity Officer. She has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.A. from Temple University. She has worked in the behavioral health field for over 17 years providing services and supervision in substance abuse and mental health treatment in the clinical setting with a focus on childhood trauma, substance abuse treatment, and family recovery.