Jim Clark, LCSW is Dean of the FSU College of Social Work. His work includes forensic behavioral health, disaster interventions, clinical and research ethics, and the study of lives. He has responsibility for research and service institutes that serve a wide number of populations exposed to traumatic stress.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Clark, Jim, LCSW
Clifford Beers has a respected century-plus tradition of bringing leading-edge mental health solutions to children and families. Today, driven by a trauma-informed approach, Clifford Beers continues to develop and implement community-based systems of care programming in clinic offices, schools, and homes. Among other things, Clifford Beers offers outpatient care, services for children and their families facing autism or intellectual/developmental disabilities, care coordination that considers the full family dynamic, trauma training for child-serving organizations (schools, camps), and emergency crisis care. In FY2017, Clifford Beers served over 6,300 children/caregivers and provided professional development training to over 3,300 in Connecticut and beyond. In 2018, Clifford Beers received the Gold Seal from The Joint Commission, a distinction reserved for those organizations delivering safe, highest-quality quality care. Clifford Beers also maintains a policy presence and is eager to collaborate with organizations and individuals committed to protecting and expanding funding to support critical human services. Clifford Beers envisions behavioral health care that provides for truly integated and trauma-informed whole-person/whole-family care to allow children and families to achieve optimal wellness in all categories: physical health, mental health, and social determinants of health.
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.
Kay Connors is a clinical social worker and Instructor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, with specialized expertise in child traumatic stress treatments and infant and early childhood mental health. She is the Executive Director of the Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study and direct its Maryland Health Department funded Center of excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She leads the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate training program, which offers training to diverse pediatric providers (primary care providers, mental health clinicians, school personnel) on infant, toddler, and preschool development and mental health. She is the co-director of the regional site for the Fussy Baby Network through Erikson Institute and oversee local training and dissemination efforts. She oversees the local implementation of HealthySteps, a national evidence based prevention model providing psychosocial support and mental health screening, assessment and treatment to pregnant women and their children after birth through age 3. She is a State designated Master Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Trainer and a National Trainer for Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based, trauma treatment intervention for youth from birth to age seven. She serves as a clinical consultant for older children, providing telepsychiatry services to adolescent and young adult patients in rural counties in Maryland for adolescents and transitional age youth. Her research portfolio includes funding as a Co-Investigator on a PCORI and NIMH and NIDA funded studies on family interventions for youth with serious mental illness and adolescent brain development. She served as Project Director of a National Child Traumatic Stress Network-funded “Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center” (FITT Center) from 2007-2019.
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 currently the Injury Prevention Program Manager at the Iowa Department of Public Health. In this role she is the lead staff for the Office of Disability, Injury and Violence Prevention. This office coordinates Iowa's public health efforts related on intimate partner and sexual violence, violent deaths, falls prevention, brain injury, and disability and health programs.
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.