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 six 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.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Youth Health Service, Inc.
Zammarelli, Lucy, MA, NCACII, CADCIII
Lucy Zammarelli has worked in the field of child and family trauma for over 25 years. Her work has focused on youth and family substance use and behavioral health conditions. She is a strong advocate for substance use treatment and effective treatment for chronic pain. She currently works on issues of equity and health disparities with the Medicaid population in Lane County, Oregon. Lucy has a BS from Cornell University and an MA from Temple University. Her focus on trauma informed care and personal wellness extends throughout the lifespan.
Zinny, Arturo, LPC, MA
Arturo Zinny, LPC, MA is the Program Director of Healing Hurt People (HHP) at the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Drexel University. HHP is a hospital and community-based violence intervention program (VIP) serving victims of violent injury (gunshot, stabbing, and assault) ages 8 to 35. HHP provides trauma-informed case management, peer support and trauma-focused treatment to its participants and their families. Since 2004, he has provided mental health and drug and alcohol services to underserved children, adults, and families impacted by chronic adversity, intergenerational trauma, and poverty. He has also provided supervision and technical assistance on implementing trauma-services for children and families in community behavioral health settings both in the USA and Argentina. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Zinny served as Project Director for the Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) at Community Behavioral Health (CBH), an NCTSN Category III grant. In this role, he oversaw the implementation of trauma-specific services by PACTS’ citywide network of 20 community behavioral health agencies; lead efforts to increase awareness of childhood trauma in Philadelphia and coordinated PACTS’ Youth Advisory Board. Mr. Zinny is a former chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth Sub-Committee. Mr. Zinny is a 1st-year student at Drexel University's Ph.D. in Public Health, Community Health and Prevention concentration. He expects to graduate in 2023.