The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a multi-disciplinary child abuse team and child advocacy center comprised of social workers, psychologists, child abuse physicians and fellows, child protection case workers, prosecutors, and police. The Center screens over 2,000 families each year for child abuse and neglect and provides several trauma-informed psychological therapies including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and child and family traumatic stress intervention (CFTSI). The Center provides local, statewide, and national trainings including Beyond the Silence Forensic Interviewing, Darkness to Light, PCIT, Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE), Child Abuse Pediatrics and Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training. The Divisional research focuses on adverse childhood experiences, traumatic brain injury, traumatic stress, parent and child interaction parenting support and adversity screening in pediatric primary care. The Mayerson Center is also building community capacity to address and prevent trauma and child maltreatment.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
James J. Clark is currently Dean & Professor of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He has had a long career in higher education, which began as an adjunct professor of social work in 1985. Jim was at the University of Kentucky for 21 years at the College of Social Work, where he served as Doctoral Program Director, and then as the Associate Dean for Research. He also held a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma & Children, where he served as associate director. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the School of Social Work in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Science. Jim has served as co-chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Committee and co-designed The NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge. He has worked as a forensic mental health clinician, consultant, and researcher since 1991. Clark has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of mental health and the law, interpersonal violence, addiction, and evidence-based clinical practice. He has participated on capital case mitigation teams in several states and has testified as an expert in federal and state courts on the life histories of accused and imprisoned persons. Clark is currently co-editing a book on death penalty mitigation scheduled for publication in 2016 by the American Bar Association. He is writing a biographical study of the American public intellectual and child psychiatrist, Robert Coles.
Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc., The Morris A. Wessel Program for Military Families
The mission of Clifford Beers Clinic is to provide accessible, community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families. Clifford Beers Clinic works with partners across the state and within the local community to connect families with trauma-informed treatment and wraparound services that benefit the entire family. The HONORS (Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery, and Support) Project at Clifford Beers Clinic provides therapy for children and caregivers of military families living in Connecticut. HONORS provides individual, family, and group therapy that is tailored to the needs of each family situation. Clients may participate in a number of evidence-based treatments such as TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), SFCR (Strengthening Family Coping Resources), and MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Conduct).
Clincial and Support Options, Inc.
The STaR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program provides and oversees effective service approaches by offering high quality training and technical assistance in evidenced-based practices that support the treatment of children and their families who have experienced stress and trauma. Additionally, STaR provides trauma sensitive treatment (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency [ARC] principles) directly to children and their families with a focus on children in military families, families involved with the child welfare and protection system and urban youth at risk of gang and community
Community Connections, Inc.
The Healing, Recovering, and Empowering Together (HEART) program is based out of the Center for Families and Children at Community Connections in Washington, D.C. HEART’s mission is to improve early access to integrated high quality behavioral health and trauma specific treatment for children, adolescents, and their families, and to disrupt the transmission of intergenerational trauma. Family peers and clinicians will develop and implement creative strategies to provide coordinated services that will allow for integrated child and adult services. HEART utilizes Community Based Intervention (CBI) and Family Team Meetings with trauma-specific evidence-based practices offerings: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for 1:1 child-specific recovery work, Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR) for multi-family group recovery work, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment (TREM) for adult women’s recovery work.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), Department of Human and Resource Development/Social Services Dept. (DHRD/SS), Child and Youth Trauma Services Program (CYTS) goal is to provide and increase the quality of trauma treatment to families living on the Flathead Indian Reservation. CYTS serves children/adolescents ages 3-18, and their families who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events; domestic violence, bullying, sexual/physical abuse and neglect. CYTS increases access and the quality of trauma treatment and services for tribal children/youth, and their families. CYTS provides culturally sensitive, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate services, as well as, trains stakeholders within DHRD/SS, Tribal Health, and Human Services, Tribal Probation/Parole, and non-tribal organizations.
Conradi, Lisa M., PsyD
Lisa Conradi, PsyD is an independent consultant the owner/founder of Conradi Consulting, LLC, located in San Diego, CA. She has multiple years of experience in the field of child trauma and in supporting service systems in their efforts to become more trauma-informed. From 2006-2015 she was the Project Co-Director of the NCTSN Category II site at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego. During that time, she oversaw the development of the second edition of the "Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit" and multiple resources and materials designed to help systems become trauma-informed. From 2010-2012, she served as the Program Manager for the Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Placement Stability under sub-contract with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA. She has authored and co-authored a variety of publications on trauma screening and assessment practices, creating trauma-informed systems and presented nationally on innovative practices designed to improve the service delivery system for children who have experienced trauma. Most recently, she served as the Director of Clinical Operations at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. In this role, she oversaw all clinical programs at the Chadwick Center, a Child Advocacy Center and one of the largest trauma treatment centers in the nation. She was the co-chair of the Trauma Screening and Assessment subcommittee of the Child Welfare Committee of the NCTSN from 2012-2017 and is a member of multiple collaborative groups, including the Child Welfare Committee, the Implementation Task Force, the Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment Workgroup, and the Assessment Coordinating Committee.
Conroy, Tiffany, LCSW
Tiffany Conroy formerly worked at Children's Research Triangle in Chicago as a Child and Family Therapist and Community Relations Coordinator. She is now the Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Public Health where she coordinates the state's public health response to violence against women.
Conte, Alice, MA
Alice Conte was the former Director of Trauma Services at Gateway Community Services. She is now Vice President at Children's Educational Services. Alice will continue to be involved with NCTSN activities focusing on expanding evidenced based trauma services in the North Florida Area.
The high prevalence of traumatic exposure among the 56,000 youth in residential care requires provision of high-quality trauma-informed care to help address the high rates of functional impairments among these youth. The Creating Trauma Informed Residential Settings Center, located in Cornell University’s Residential Child Care Project (RCCP), will increase the reach and quality of trauma-informed services in residential settings by expanding the use of two milieu-wide, organization-level interventions developed by RCCP: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Children and Residential Experiences (CARE). TCI is a trauma-informed crisis prevention and management system; CARE is a principle-based, multi-component, trauma-informed program model designed to transform the residential care setting by enhancing the social dynamics through targeted staff development and ongoing reflective practice. Specific goals of the Center are to: 1) Facilitate implementation and sustainability of the milieu-wide TCI and CARE interventions through development and dissemination of materials and processes that support high-quality, trauma-informed practices (e.g. procedures for data-informed decision making and monitoring; communities of practice for collaborative learning); 2) Provide a national platform for advocating and advancing the use of trauma informed practices in residential settings (e.g. dissemination of information and resources about trauma informed care through a website, in person networking and educational opportunities, and publications); and 3) Provide leadership and expertise in the NCTSN in assessing and applying trauma-informed practices in setting-level crisis prevention and management systems and program models in residential settings.