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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.

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Lifeline for Kids

Organizational Affiliate - Massachusetts
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2016-2021

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Lifeline for Kids, formerly the Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC), was developed by the Department of Psychiatry to improve identification of trauma, to increase trauma-sensitive care, and to increase access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for at-risk and underserved children and youth through age 18 throughout Massachusetts — including court-involved youth and youth in military families. During the grant period CTTC: 1) trained over 30,000 child-serving professionals in trauma-sensitive care; 2) reached approximately 450,000 children/youth with trauma-informed services; and 3) provided TF-CBT to more than 4500 children/youth. Additionally, the CTTC created a centralized referral system that includes a network of agencies with documented training in evidence-based trauma treatment. Along with providing trauma-informed training, the CTTC will offer training for first responders (e.g., police) in trauma-sensitive practices, and disseminated culturally competent trauma screening tools to pediatricians, juvenile courts, and schools.

Location:
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester , MA 01655
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University of Minnesota

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Minnesota
Funding Period:
2021-2026

The Collaborative for Resilient Kids and Families in Minnesota is a partnership between The University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Watercourse Counseling Center, Somali American Parents Association, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Boston Children's Hospital Trauma and Community Resilience Center. This collaboration aims to provide trauma-responsive, culturally, and linguistically relevant mental health support to East African and Latinx children, youth, and their families in Minneapolis. Specifically, the project objectives include (1) engaging Latinx and East African communities in trauma-responsive mental health services at all services levels; (2) improving psychosocial outcomes for East African and Latinx children attending MPS; (3) increasing capacity in Minnesota to address refugee and immigrant trauma that reflects cultural needs; and (4) utilizing outcome evaluation data to increase support and sustainability for the model statewide.

Location:
1404 Gortner Ave
St. Paul , MN 55108
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University of Missouri Columbia

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Missouri
Funding Period:
2020-2025

The overarching goal of the Central Missouri- Child Trauma Initiative (CM-CTI) is to provide, and increase access to, trauma-focused, evidence-based practices (EBPs) for trauma-exposed children (ages 0-18) and their families throughout central Missouri. Our work is housed at the University of Missouri School of Medicine Psychiatry Department, with collaborators from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Specific aims of the CM-CTI project are to: 1) increase children’s access to three leading trauma-focused, EBPs: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma and Grief Component Therapy (TGCT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); 2) significantly mitigate children’s trauma-related symptoms by post treatment as well as reduce trauma symptoms among caregivers receiving CPP. 3) Build a sustainable child trauma workforce in central MO by hosting Learning Total Collaboratives (LCs) for each of these EBPs (i.e., CPP, TGCT, and TF-CBT) for mental health professionals). Our current work also includes the SOAR (System Offering Actions for Resilience in Early Childhood) project, which is committed to building community awareness and developing programs to promote the social-emotional wellness of children age 0-8 and their families in Boone County. Our focus is on early child wellness, universal developmental screening, information/referral, workforce development and treatment services. As a Center of Excellence in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health we provide a continuum of services and supports and partner to create a collaborative system that promotes social emotional well-being of young children and their families.

Location:
Columbia , MO
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University of Missouri St Louis-Project ASSIST

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Missouri
Funding Period:
2002-2005, 2012-2016, 2016-2021, 2021-2026

The University of Missouri-St. Louis houses Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, an accredited Child Advocacy Center embedded within a university. As a long time member of NCTSN, our site focuses on direct service delivery of trauma informed forensic and clinical care as well as workforce development. Our current Category II project, Project ASSIST (Access, Skills and Support for Implementation Science in Trauma-informed Training) will broaden access to trauma-informed care for youth by increasing child-serving professionals' access to competent trauma-informed trainers. ASSIST will support and sustain trainers by improving their training skills and increasing their access to resources. A primary component of Project ASSIST will be to implement Trainer Enhancement Cohorts aimed at improving trainers' skills with adult learning principles, expanding their pedagogical and online training strategies, integrating a DEI lens throughout their trainings and preventing secondary traumatic stress in their learners. ASSIST will host several Communities of Practice, including one specifically aimed at mentoring trainers from underrepresented minorities and those with lived experiences. We will continue to train facilitators in FORECAST problem based learning simulations by hosting learning collaboratives for teams across the country. Additionally, ASSIST will develop a Simulation Studio to convene and collaborate with others interested in creating and distributing additional problem based learning simulations relevant to the child-serving workforce. Finally, ASSIST will host a Resource Repository for trainers and a Trainer Access Map for organizations seeking trainers in trauma-informed models and practices.

Location:
221 Kathy Weinman Child Advocacy Center
St. Louis , MO 63121
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University of Montana National Native Children's Trauma Center

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Montana
Funding Period:
2007-2012, 2012-2016, 2016-2021, 2021-2026

The NNCTC will pursue two goals: 1. Provide culturally centered, evidence-based, trauma-informed training and technical assistance (TTA) along the full spectrum of needs/readiness in Tribal communities and across all types of Tribal child-serving systems; and 2. Enhance our center infrastructure to increase scale of training/education dissemination, to fill gaps in product offerings, to broaden access to resources, and to promote data-driven program improvements. Our project's population of focus consists of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and youth at a national level, both in Tribal reservation communities and in urban areas. This population is disproportionately affected by trauma exposure and disproportionately lacking in access to effective mental health services. Our project seeks to address these disproportions by supporting youth-serving agencies in Tribal communities as they troubleshoot their resource limitations. Since the time of our initial funding as a Category II NCTSN TSA Center in 2007, we have developed numerous trauma-focused interventions and products for tribal communities, including an array of foundational trainings, culturally adapted clinical interventions, and non- clinical curricula enabling wide-scale dissemination of trauma supports.

Location:
32 Campus Drive
Missoula , MT 59812
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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - New Mexico
Funding Period:
2021-2026
Location:
Albuquerque , NM

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New Mexico
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2016-2021

The Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking (ACTION) project supports the University of New Mexico Children's Psychiatric Center (UNM-CPC) through maintaining a trauma-focused specialty clinic and offering a wide range of training and consultation opportunities for providers and trainees within the system. The ACTION Clinic serves children and adolescents ages 5–18 and their families, providing integrated evidence-based treatments including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET). Special emphasis is placed upon culturally responsive, contextually driven service delivery given the high percentage of under-served, ethnically and culturally diverse families who seek trauma-informed services at UNM-CPC. In particular, ACTION is focused on serving Native American, refugee and military families as well as LGBTQ-identified youth. ACTION also provides training and consultation across the state of New Mexico in trauma-informed practices to service systems such as child protective services, juvenile justice, schools, and a variety of behavioral health agencies who serve traumatized youth and families. In addition, ACTION is committed to the dissemination of ARC and TARGET models of complex trauma treatment throughout New Mexico, given the scarcity of service providers who are trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma.

Location:
Albuquerque , NM
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University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center (Category II)

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - New York
Funding Period:
2022-2027

Sustaining Change provides training, consultation, and technical assistance for child- and family-serving organizations and systems to improve dissemination and implementation of evidence-based child trauma treatment models. Focusing on organizational supports for sustainability promotes longer-term accessibility to services and enhances supports for best practices in child-serving systems. Goals of Sustaining Change include to: 1) expand access to evidence-based trauma treatment and assist organizations in adopting and sustaining evidence-based interventions, 2) support organizations in identifying evidence-based interventions that fit their populations' needs, and in achieving successful evidence-based implementation through Implementation Science principles, 3) facilitate sustainability of evidence-based interventions through consultation and Leadership Forums, and 4) assist organizations in embedding trauma-responsive care within their organizations and systems. Evidence-based training for clinicians in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Child-Parent Psychotherapy will improve access for traumatized youth with depressive symptoms and children under age six and families. Through a partnership with the TRANSFORM National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Sustaining Change synergistically leverages existing resources that translate research into best practice. Consultation on trauma-informed organizational transformation supports reflective supervision, improves prevention of secondary traumatic stress, and changes agency climate to enhance workforce development and integrate SAMHSA's trauma-informed principles into practice.

Location:
187 Edinburgh Street
Rochester , NY 14608
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University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center (Category III)

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New York
Funding Period:
2009-2012, 2012-2016, 2016-2021, 2022-2027

STRONGER (Supporting Trauma Recovery Opportunities & Nurturing Growing Emotional Resilience) supports trauma-exposed children and families in the Greater Rochester, NY area. STRONGER provides services for unaccompanied refugee, immigrant, and newcomer children, who may experience symptoms of traumatic stress stemming from their experiences. Trauma-responsive mental health services are available for military-affiliated children and families. Addressing the reality of health care disparities, and often limited access to appropriate and sensitive care, STRONGER partners with local child-serving community systems such as child welfare, mental health, early childhood services, refugee supports, school districts, and military-affiliated organizations, to link with our services. Through STRONGER, a total of 750 individuals will be served over the five-year project. We offer Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Tuning Into Kids/Teens (TIK/T), and Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R) depending on developmental levels and needs. STRONGER draws on resources from NCTSN and SAMHSA to provide psychoeducation and ongoing dialogue regarding trauma-responsive care with community partners and referral sources. STRONGER collaborates with NCTSI-Category II Centers to develop, advance, or adapt trauma-informed interventions. STRONGER enhances availability of culturally-informed evidence-based trauma treatment services and builds on existing collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team of community stakeholders, including a Community Advisory Board and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging team working to improve the lives of children and families exposed to trauma.

Location:
187 Edinburgh Street
Rochester , NY 14608
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University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine

Organizational Affiliate - California
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2005-2009, 2012-2016, 2016-2021

The University of Southern California Adolescent Trauma Training Center (USC-ATTC) continues to provide virtual and in-person trainings nation-wide and at our project site in Torrance, California focused on the assessment and treatment of complex trauma in ethnically diverse, socially marginalized adolescents using our evidence-based model, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A). Monthly webinars are provided on specific trauma-related topics and include presentations on trauma treatment using teletherapy, attachment and family systems issues associated with ITCT-A, treating risky and compulsive behavior, addressing impacts of racism in trauma treatment, self-care and secondary trauma, supervision within ITCT-A, and treating trauma with mindfulness. Our website: attc.usc.edu includes training webinars, six treatment and implementation guides, assessment measures, tools, and other resources associated with ITCT-A that can be downloaded free-of-charge. Clinicians can also become ITCT-A certified by attending and presenting cases on the monthly nation-wide consultation conference calls.

Location:
3625 Del Amo Blvd. Suite 170
Torrance , CA 90503
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