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.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Western Michigan University: Children's Trauma Assessment Center
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.
Cheryl Williams-Hecksel (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan. She has been on the faculty of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University since 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, she has spent more than 25 years in clinical and administrative roles in public and private child welfare and mental health agencies. She is the team leader for MSU’s work with the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute where she serves as coordinator of the University Partnerships team. She developed the School's Evidence Based Trauma Treatment Certificate for MSW students. This certificate experience includes course work that uses the NCTSN Core Curriculum in Child Trauma (CCCT), training and clinical consultation in an evidence based trauma treatment (TF-CBT or CPT) and a concurrent advanced clinical field placement. Cheryl was originally certified in the CCCT in 2010, she attended a CCCT re-certification in 2020 and was certified as an Advanced Facilitator of the curriculum in 2023. In the fall of 2023 with colleagues, Connie Black-Pond and Karen VanDeuson and with support from CCCT faculty Leslie Ross, Laura Katz and Allison Hrovat launched a Michigan CCCT College for 10 colleagues committed to teaching and training about trauma and trauma informed work.
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.
Wraparound Milwaukee is a unique system of care for children with serious emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and their families. It utilizes a WRAPAROUND philosophy and approach which focus on strength-based, individualized care. Wraparound Milwaukee was designed to reduce the use of institutional-based care such as residential treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals while providing more services in the community and in the child's home. In partnership with community agencies and combined with a unique organizational structure, Wraparound Milwaukee delivers a comprehensive and flexible array of services to youth and their families.
Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery, Yale Child Study Center
The Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery (YCTSR) will provide national expertise and training on trauma-focused and acute/early/brief interventions, including supporting adoption and adaptation of early evidence-based treatments (EBT) to collaboratively overcome challenges to advance delivery. YCTSR will: (1) Provide training and technical assistance for national dissemination and implementation of EBT and service approaches including the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and CFTSI Treatment Applications, Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Fathers for Change. CFTSI is currently the only evidence-based brief, early mental health treatment designed specifically for children 7-18 who have been impacted by a recent traumatic event or recently disclosed abuse. This will be expanded to young children (ages 3-6), children in foster care, children in hospital settings, organizations serving tribal and rural communities, and military families; (2) Serve as a resource for training and consultation focused on acute, brief approaches and EBTs in response to mass casualty events and disasters, as well as training and consulting on Trauma-Informed Policing approaches specifically designed to build officers' skills in early identification and trauma-informed response to children and families; (3) Expand implementation of early trauma interventions to new populations and service systems through five national Learning Communities (LC) focused on implementation of CFTSI with young children, children in hospital settings, Child Advocacy Centers, organizations serving rural and tribal communities, and those serving military families.
YMCA of San Diego County
Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Youth & Family Services Youth Trauma Center has been providing trauma-focused services since 2012. Its purpose is to increase identification of youth and families who have been exposed to traumatic stress and shorten the time to get them into effective treatment programs. It provides trauma-focused assessments and offers a variety of treatments including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma, Project Making Medicine-Mending The Circle (culturally adapted TF-CBT), Natural Lifemanship (Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Seeking Safety. Populations of focus include Native Americans, Military Families and LGBTQIA+.
Youth Health Service, Inc.
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.