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.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Community Connections, Inc.
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.
Corwin, Dave L., MD
Dr. Corwin serves as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has worked as a lecturer, consultant, evaluator and/or expert witness addressing child abuse cases throughout the United States and other countries including Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Israel, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. Dr. Corwin is a founder of the California and American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC & APSAC), the Ray E. Helfer Society, and the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA). As liaison from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he chaired the transition of the AMA’s National Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse into the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse between 2009 and 2011. Dr. Corwin has ongoing interests in the evaluation, mitigation and prevention of the adverse health impacts associated with exposure to violence and abuse across the lifespan and currently serves as the President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse which is dedicated to increasing the education of health professionals about and research on the health impacts of violence and abuse. In 2012, he was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and serves currently as the Secretary for the Society. Jon Conte, APSAC’s first President referred to Dr. Corwin as the "Father of APSAC" at APSAC's its 25th Anniversary celebration. In early 2012, the AVA released a DVD entitled the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Dr. Corwin served as the DVD’s Executive Producer. Dr. Corwin continues teaching, networking, program development, professional society leadership, clinical and forensic consultation.
Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, New Hampshire Bridge Project
As an NCTSN member, the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center (DTIRC) brought evidence-based treatment (TF CBT) for traumatized children to every community mental health center in New Hampshire. Through SAMHSA funding and grants from the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and the Fidelity Foundation, DTIRC established a videoconference network to allow weekly supervision of clinicians by DTIRC and national experts. DTIRC also implemented Project Prevent, which enhanced access to evidence-based evaluation and trauma treatment (CPP) for children aged 0-5 in four agencies across New Hampshire. Its NCTSN-sponsored New Hampshire Bridge project allowed implementation of mental health screening and treatment referral processes across five New Hampshire juvenile justice courts by partnering with family court judges. The most recent NCTSN project entailed a highly productive collaboration with the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) in which the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) increased placement stability for children in foster care through trauma-sensitive practices in child welfare. Most recently, DTIRC has partnered with DCYF on two Administration for Children and Families (ACF) grants designed to develop a collaborative trauma-informed child welfare system that effectively addresses the well-being needs of involved youth. The Partners for Change project aims to improve the social and emotional well-being of children in the New Hampshire child welfare system, including juvenile justice youth, through universal screening, assessment, evidence-based treatment, progress monitoring, and psychotropic medication oversight. New Hampshire Adoption Preparation and Preservation will focus on the creation of a child serving system in which adoptive children and families have access to trauma-informed, adoption-competent services and supports so that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the child’s needs and ensure a successful adoption.
Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center
The Championing Access to Trauma-informed-treatments to Achieve Lowcountry Youth Services Transformation (CATALYST) project aims to increase the quality of and access to evidence-based, trauma-informed treatments and services for child maltreatment victims in Charleston and Berkeley Counties of South Carolina (the “Lowcountry”), thereby reducing the negative consequences of maltreatment on children. The CATALYST project is headquartered at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC), the only Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving child victims in Charleston County. The proposed project will achieve its primary purpose by (1) improving screening and identification of children in need of trauma-specific, evidence supported assessment and treatment; (2) training clinicians and supporting implementation of evidence-based treatments (including TF-CBT, AF-CBT, PCIT, PSB-CBT, and FOCUS for military youth); and (3) improving the quality and applicability of evidence-based treatment to address current service disparities. In addition, the project will support creating a trauma-informed community of providers through training child welfare and military family advocacy case workers on the NCTSN Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma.
Department of State Health Services (Texas), Texas Children Recovering from Trauma
The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
DePelchin Children's Center, Child Trauma Program
The DePelchin Children’s Center Child Traumatic Stress Program delivers screening, assessment, case management, and mental health services to traumatized children residing in four southeast counties in Texas. Services are provided through DePelchin’s foster care, adoption/post-adoption, residential treatment, outpatient mental health counseling, and home-based therapy programs. DePelchin focuses on children who are the victims of complex trauma or who suffer from trauma related to traumatic loss, abuse (physical, psychological, or sexual), maltreatment, or neglect. As a result of its participation in the NCTSN, DePelchin has integrated an emphasis on trauma-informed practices throughout the agency. DePelchin works with the community to provide information and training on best practices in child trauma treatment, and to increase the availability of and improve access to mental health services in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. DePelchin has also been actively involved in supporting evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Re-funded in 2008, DePelchin implemented the Child Trauma Program (DCTP) to mobilize Houston/Gulf Coast communities to help children and families address and overcome the unwanted effects of trauma. The DCTP targeted 1) children affected by trauma and in need of trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatment including referral to culturally adapted services (240 children); 2) children and families impacted by the effects of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (360 children); and 3) children and families of military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan (100 families). The primary service area was Greater Harris County, Texas, including Houston, parts of the Gulf Coast, and surrounding counties. The DCTP brought together community leaders serving the target populations to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Major goals were to: 1) establish a coordinated framework of community services, training, and leadership; 2) expand access to the delivery system of trauma-focused mental health care in the Houston/Gulf Coast area to children and families suffering the long-term effects of natural disaster and deployment trauma; and 3) provide leadership for the dissemination of information on the impact of trauma on children and families and the utilization of trauma-focused interventions.