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.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Clincial and Support Options, Inc.
Clinical and Support Options is committed to engaging youth and families in individualized and coordinated trauma-informed care that is family-centered and community-based. Through the STaR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program, staff will provide and oversee effective service approaches by offering high quality training and technical assistance in evidenced-based practices that support the treatment of children and families impacted by complex trauma. The project is 5 years long and allows the agency to move from being Trauma Informed to Trauma Responsive. STaR provides trauma sensitive treatment through implementation of the ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency) framework, 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 activity.
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.
Conroy, Tiffany, MSW, LISW
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with 10 years experience in both mental health and public health. Currently, I work as a clinician in a private practice in the Des Moines area, and also do training and consultation on a variety of topics (e.g. The Cost of Caring, Trauma Informed Systems Change, Trauma Informed Public Health, etc.) through an LLC. Prior to joining my current practice, I worked in community mental health and a trauma-treatment program in Chicago (Children's Research Triangle) for six years, specializing in complex trauma and survivors of violent crime. After returning to Iowa in 2016, I spent four years working in public health where I specialized in injury and violence prevention and response. My years in public health enrich my clinical practice as I use the Social Ecological Model (SEM) to understand how people both interact with, and are affected by, factors at each level of the SEM: Individual (biological and personal history factors); Relationship (the close relationships that contribute to their experience); Community (the places and spaces in which people live, work, play, and learn); Societal (social/cultural norms, and the policies/practices of the broader society).
Conte, Alice, MA
Manager of the STAR program at Gateway providing services for homeless individuals and families. Alice provides training for Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice programs, schools, medical programs and the general public on trauma and trauma informed care.
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.
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.