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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.

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Organizational Affiliate - Maryland
Funding Period:
2003-2007, 2007-2012

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is a program of Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Johns Hopkins University-affiliated specialty hospital internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. Located in an urban community in Baltimore, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress provides high-quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive clinical programs and community-based services for children and families who experience or may be at risk for trauma related to maltreatment and exposure to violence. The Center offers a range of evidence-based and trauma-informed services, including prevention, treatment, specialized foster care, community outreach, advocacy, research and training through four main programs and services: Outpatient Mental Health Program, Therapeutic Foster Care Program, Early Head Start, and the Trauma Training Academy. The Outpatient Mental Health Program is a winner of one of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) 2009 Science and Service Awards in the category of"Treatment of Mental Illness and Recovery Support Services" for its implementation of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Since its participation in the NCTSN, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) is dedicated to providing quality clinical services using evidence-based and evidence-informed assessment and treatment practices. As an affiliate member, the Center remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on child sexual and physical abuse, complex trauma, trauma and substance abuse, early childhood trauma, traumatic experiences on parents, trauma-informed child welfare practices, secondary traumatic stress, cultural competence, family systems, policy and partnering with youth and families.

Location:
1741 Ashland Ave. 3rd Fl
Baltimore , MD 21205
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Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New York
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2020-2025

The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will use this opportunity to create the Complex Trauma Program (CTP), which will integrate trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment for child trauma throughout the Mount Sinai Health System’s Child Behavioral Health and Science Center (CBHSC) in New York City. Representing the largest child psychiatry service in NYC, services will be delivered in three outpatient clinics traversing three corners of Manhattan, an intensive day program/high school, and a newly forming clinical service located onsite at the Judith S. Kaye High School, a small transfer school for students with justice involvement and substance use issues. CTP will serve racially and culturally diverse children, adolescents, and their families from underserved, impoverished NYC neighborhoods. The CTP is also launching the Frontline Family Support Program, which will serve families in our own health system who have been on the frontline of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide short-term consultation and long-term care embedded into the CTP

Location:
New York , NY
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Center for Great Expectations

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

The Center for Great Expectations is a non-profit behavioral health agency in New Jersey that provides high quality, trauma-informed care to vulnerable, child welfare involved families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and substance use disorders. The agency has a number of components: (1) two residential programs for pregnant and parenting women: one for adolescents with mental health disorders and one for adult women with substance use disorders; (2) an outpatient program that offers gender specific substance abuse treatment to adult men and women through both intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care; (3) a supportive housing program that provides rental assistance and support services to women with children who are in recovery from substance use disorders; (4) a licensed childcare center that provides a therapeutic environment for the children who reside in the residential programs. The Center approaches parenting from an attachment perspective and has created a unique Parent Infant Mental Health Program in the residential programs. Their NCTSN Trauma Focused Care Project brings Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) to all programs to serve the children, adolescents, and caregivers who are involved in the treatment and support services, expanding the Parent Infant Mental Health Services into the community. The Center provides ARC training to other New Jersey programs that offer residential substance abuse services to women and children, helping to expand trauma informed care in the substance abuse treatment arena.

Location:
Somerset , NJ
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Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress -Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Nemours / A.I Dupont Hospital (DE)

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Delaware
Funding Period:
2002-2005, 2007-2012, 2012-2016, 2018-2023

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) addresses health-related traumas in the lives of children and families. Tens of millions of children in the US each year face injury, illness, pain, and frightening treatment experiences. Medical traumatic stress includes child and family responses to these medical events.  The Center’s mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care and ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care with diverse youth and their families. The Center develops and disseminates practical evidence-based tools that can be integrated into pediatric medical care.  CPTS is unique in the Network in its core focus on secondary and tertiary health care settings, i.e., hospitals, emergency departments, and subspecialty medical care.

CPTS’ work in the NCTSN focuses on three goals / key constituencies: 1) Helping health care providers and health care systems  improve outcomes for children and families at risk for medical traumatic stress by promoting evidence-based trauma-informed health care services. 2) Helping mental health and psychosocial providers become proficient in evidence-based interventions for ill and injured children and their families. and 3) Ensuring that children and families across the US have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical traumatic stress for children’s health and wellbeing.  The Center promotes awareness of medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed pediatric health care via www.HealthCareToolbox.org

Location:
Wilmington , DE
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Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress -Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Nemours / A.I Dupont Hospital (PA)

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Pennsylvania
Funding Period:
2002-2005, 2007-2012, 2012-2016, 2018-2023

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) addresses health-related traumas in the lives of children and families. Tens of millions of children in the US each year face injury, illness, pain, and frightening treatment experiences. Medical traumatic stress includes child and family responses to these medical events.  The Center’s mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care and ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care with diverse youth and their families. The Center develops and disseminates practical evidence-based tools that can be integrated into pediatric medical care.  CPTS is unique in the Network in its core focus on secondary and tertiary health care settings, i.e., hospitals, emergency departments, and subspecialty medical care.

CPTS’ work in the NCTSN focuses on three goals / key constituencies: 1) Helping health care providers and health care systems  improve outcomes for children and families at risk for medical traumatic stress by promoting evidence-based trauma-informed health care services. 2) Helping mental health and psychosocial providers become proficient in evidence-based interventions for ill and injured children and their families. and 3) Ensuring that children and families across the US have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical traumatic stress for children’s health and wellbeing.  The Center promotes awareness of medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed pediatric health care via www.HealthCareToolbox.org

Location:
Philadelphia , PA
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Center for Safe Supportive Schools

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Maryland
Funding Period:
2020-2025

The Center for Safe Supportive Schools (CS3) reflects a national-regional partnership between the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the NCTSN Center for Trauma Care in Schools (CTCS; Massachusetts) and the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR; Illinois), a team of national-regional experts and trainers on the impact of childhood trauma exposure and trauma-informed systems, policies and practices and their fit within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) in schools. The CS3 will address critical gaps by integrating and aligning trauma-informed policies and practices into comprehensive SMH systems nationwide; augmenting existing school trauma approaches by attending to social determinants and injustices that lead to disparities and improving engagement of youth of color and newcomer youth in school-based trauma supports; and, integrating trauma-informed training into pre-service workforce development for educators and behavioral health staff. The CS3 has three goals: Goal 1: Build state and district capacity to deliver multi-tiered, trauma-informed policies and programming, including universal (Tier 1), targeted (Tier 2) and intensive (Tier 3), within K-12 comprehensive school mental health (SMH) systems nationwide; Goal 2: Support training and implementation of school-based trauma interventions that attend to social determinants and injustices and engage and support specific marginalized populations, including youth of color and newcomer (refugee and immigrant) youth; Goal 3: Integrate TIS into pre-service educator and mental health provider preparation.

Location:
737 West Lombard Street
Baltimore , MD
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Center for Success and Independence, Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E)

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Texas
Funding Period:
2010-2012, 2016-2021

The Center for Success and Independence’s “Survival Through Empowered Mindfulness” (STEM) project expands the reach and scope of treatment and services to adolescents in the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department's residential facility, known as Youth Village, in Seabrook, Texas. Through the STEM project, the Center is filling an unmet need for trauma-focused therapy and trauma-informed services among this population, providing culturally and age appropriate, medically sound, and evidence-based treatment and services to trauma victims ages 12-17. The services include individual, family, and group therapy. The interventions provided are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and EMDR. The STEM project goals are the following: (1) to expand access to trauma-focused treatment and trauma-informed services—previously available only to a small subset of girls—to all juvenile justice involved adolescents in long-term residential placement, including boys; (2) to improve the quality of treatment and services provided by integrating an efficient evidence-based therapy to currently used evidence-based therapies—including adding EMDR to current therapeutic options for PTSD treatment; and (3) to sustain expanded access and quality improvement beyond the life of the project, in part through extensive staff training to improve staff understanding of trauma.

Location:
Houston , TX
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Centerstone of Florida, Inc

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

The purpose of the Centerstone of Florida Trauma Training and Treatment project is to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents ages 2-17 and their families who witness or experience traumatic events in three Florida counties (DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota). Centerstone will implement two trauma-focused evidence-informed and evidence-based interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): (1) Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: A Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) and (2) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). A care manager conducts eligibility assessments and co-occurring disorder screening at intake. Therapists conduct additional (up to three) TAP Assessments with the client/family to identify the most appropriate treatment for each child/adolescent. The Trauma Trainer arranges Youth Mental Health First Aid courses for focus area stakeholders. The Outreach Specialist conducts outreach and engagement in diverse community venues, interfacing with child-serving systems, state/local agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and more to identify/refer/engage individuals in need of trauma program services. The Specialist develops community partnerships to collaborate with the Advisory Council and Youth Task Force. The Trainer arranges training for community stakeholders in trauma-informed practices, cultural competence, and NCTSN Learning Center modules. The Trainer coordinates with Centerstone Military Services (CMS) to host military culture and best practices training for providers who work with children of military families.

Location:
Bradenton , FL
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Centerstone of Illinois

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

CT3: Centerstone Trauma Treatment and Training’s aim is to increase access to trauma-focused treatment for children, adolescents and their families who have experienced traumatic events, including children and adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system and children of veterans. The counties covered include Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, Washington and Williamson. CT3 services include: -Direct trauma and treatment services -Therapy -Care management -Professional training and community education -Outreach and engagement -Screening and assessment -Linkages to services and supports CT3 develops and maintains local capacity to implement trauma-informed practices and provide evidence-based, informed trauma treatment interventions. The goals of the program are: - Establish a community-based, culturally competent, quality, accessible program to provide and increase access to effective trauma focused treatment and services systems for children, adolescents, and their families who witness or experience traumatic events. -Develop a sound infrastructure and increase community capacity to implement trauma-informed services for the focus population. -Improve the health status and outcomes for young children – ages 2 to 9 years old, adolescents – ages 10 to 17 years old, and families as measured at intake, 6 months and discharge follow-up. -Develop and disseminate a thoroughly documented model with measurable objectives for statewide and national replication and adoption. 1-877-HOPE123 (1-877-467-3123)

Location:
902 W. Main St.
West Frankffort , IL 62896
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Centerstone of Indiana

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

Our goal towards the national epidemic of children's trauma is to provide and increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents and their families who experience traumatic events. We do this by providing outpatient evidence-based/informed trauma assessment (Assessment-based Treatment for Traumatized Children: Trauma Assessment Pathway). We also do this through providing individual and group treatment (TF-CBT, Bounce Back for Elementary School Aged Children, Coping Cat, Seeking Safety, Adolescents Coping With Depression, Sunshine Circles--Theraplay Group Modality). Finally, we do this through purposeful and close partnerships with local community stakeholders and local community systems of school corporations, juvenile justice, and our local Department of Social Services office. Through our meaningful work of addressing children's trauma, we are striving to improve health status and outcomes for children and adolescents, and their families. It is our hope that our children's trauma program is able to be thoroughly documented, in order to become a notable service model for replication/adoption. And by systematically addressing children's trauma in our local communities, through our children's trauma program/project, we believe we are truly honoring our Centerstone mission of "Providing Care That Changes People's Lives."

Location:
Richmond , IN
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