The Child and Family Research Unit promotes health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, education, and outreach. Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR) partners with school systems to build and sustain trauma-informed practices in Education through staff professional development, coaching and support.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Washington State University Child and Family Research Unit, CLEAR Trauma Center
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network Multi Service Center
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network's (Wayside) Navigating to Emotional Wellness (NEW) Project aims to build upon our extensive experience serving marginalized children, young adults, and their families with behavioral health conditions, child welfare involvement, and high-risk environments since 1977. The overall goal of this NCTSN Category III project is to improve access to and engagement in evidence-based trauma-focused prevention and treatment services to children and families living with trauma experiences. The primary populations of focus for the NEW Project are youth and young adults ages 6-22, and their families, residing in Watertown and Waltham, Massachusetts with a focus on those who most experience health disparities and represent racial/ethnic minorities (African American, Armenian, Haitian, Hispanic/Latino), are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ), or non-binary, immigrants, under-insured, and/or live in low-income neighborhoods.
Webb, Heather, MSW, LCSW
Provision of evidence-based trauma assessment and treatment with a focus on child sexual abuse, children in foster care, and complex trauma. Co-principal investigator of study focusing on treating parent interpersonal childhood trauma with Cognitive Processing Therapy in an effort to improve the rate of children in foster care in a state that has the highest rate of substantiated abuse and neglect in the county.
MSW with Prior Cat III PI at Family & Children's Services[Elizabeth NJ].Currently NCTSN Individual Affiliate Member. Affiliate Advisory Group, Steering Committee.Participated in I/DD and Multi-System Youth Collaborative Groups.NJ involvement: Community Access Unlimited/Special Projects/Nurtured Heart Approach Certified Trainer ;Families and Community Together/Board President;NJEA ACES Task Force;Shaping Elizabeth MH Task Force. Professional and lived experience with trauma.
Webster, Ruthlyn, Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW
Ruthlyn Webster, Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW As Kristi House’s former Programs Director, Dr. Webster oversaw Therapy and Project GOLD departments at Kristi House, which encompasses 28 staff members. She has shepherded Kristi House’s program growth during her 16 years at the agency, reaching more and more clients each year. She served as Director for Kristi House’s ongoing federal SAMHSA grant, which is spreading evidence-based interventions for child trauma throughout South Florida. In its first four years, the Miami C-START program a community based learning collaborative; treated 1,200 children and trained 172 therapists and caseworkers in evidence-based interventions for child sexual-related trauma. The SAMHSA project is now exploring evidence-based interventions that hold promise for child sex trafficking survivors, and is working closely with clients in Project GOLD, our CSEC program. Dr. Webster holds a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership; she is also a licensed clinical social worker, with more than 35 years’ experience as a field instructor, managing state and federally funded programs for abused children in culturally diverse settings, primarily in Harlem, NY and Miami. She has been trained and provides trainings in multiple Evidence Based Treatment Interventions. These includes: Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT); Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (PSB-CBT); Risk Reduction Family Therapy (RRFT); Modified TF-CBT for CSEC; and Infant Mental Health. Dr Webster also served on various NCTSN collaborative groups such as Child Abuse, CSEC, PSB and Sexual Health committees. She has been an adjunct faculty at Marymount College and Florida International University. Most recently November 2017-present Dr. Webster received training in the Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma Facilitator’s College, and is now conducting training workshops on the Core Curriculum as part of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) initiative. December 2018 Collaborative Paper submitted: Journal of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research on: Preaching to the choir? Predictors of engagement in a community-based learning collaborative.
WestCare Pacific Islands
Master's Level, License eligible to provide counseling services. 15+ years of providing care coordination, case management, and individual/group counseling to children and youth with emotional disabilities through outpatient and residential treatment.
Western Michigan University: Children's Trauma Assessment Center
The Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP) at the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center will support further development of a collaborative continuum of trauma-informed services in Detroit. Working with traumatized urban youth and their families within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the project will increase child and familial resiliency, and will identify and address trauma from a multisystem perspective. Services will include trauma screening, comprehensive trauma assessment, parent trauma training, resiliency strategies for children and families, and workforce development. D-TIP will expand on existing treatment modalities and introduce Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR). Cohorts in at least two agencies will also be trained in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), a Parent Management Training (PMT) for military families.
Wilgocki, Jennifer, MS, LCSW
Jennifer is an affiliate member of the NCTSN. She is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and CBITS. In her private practice she provides trauma-specific treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers.Bounce Back as another EBP that I am an approved trainer for.
Wilson, Kelly, MSW
I, Kelly Wilson, am the owner of Wilson Counseling & Consulting in Madison, WI. I have been a participating member of the NCTSN since 2003. In my private practice I specialize in the treatment of child and family trauma. I am also a trainer of TF-CBT, SPARCS, and PFA. I have a passion for working with complex trauma, children in out of home placements, LGBTQ youth, and youth who have been sexually exploited.
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.