Wellpoint Care Network is a community-facing, human-serving organization with deep roots in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. We have partnered with thousands of local individuals and families as they work to overcome the effects of adversity and trauma. We facilitate healing through comprehensive prevention, intervention and crisis resources, ultimately supporting individuals and families to enhance their ability to thrive. We champion stability, embrace equity, advocate for just and caring systems and are committed to being a safe place for people to seek support. Mental Health Services Staff at our outpatient clinic provide in-person and online therapy services to children and families in the Milwaukee area. We also serve students, teachers and other staff members in 13 school districts across southeastern Wisconsin. In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, trauma focused assessment and treatment are provided via Project Thrive. The physical, behavioral and emotional needs of children and teens in foster care can range from moderate to complex. We work with close to 1,900 children annually to provide case management services that ensure safety, permanence and well-being. We’ve been at the forefront of the trauma informed care movement for the past 15 years, and have trained more than 60,000 professionals across the fields of human services, education and law enforcement, who impact people’s lives daily.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Colen, Abby, LCSW
I am currently the Project Director for a category II Transforming Trauma Grant and oversee all project management for the base grant and the supplemental grant working with the UAC population. I have facilitated trainings in TF-CBT, TARGET and ARC in our community and was trained in all three modalities. I have facilitated workshops in Trauma 101, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Being a Trauma Informed Agency and Being a Trauma-Informed Resource Parent. I have also been trained in CCCT and have facilitated CCCT workshops. I have participated in the TIOA Pilot project and have been part of NCTSN call groups including the Project Directors Community of Practice, the UAC Call, the CCCT call and the TIOA calls. I have led the New Jersey Trauma Network Team meetings and oversee the New Jersey Trauma Network Team Newsletter.
Collective for Antiracist Child and Family Systems
The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Maryland School of Social Work will establish an NCTSI Category II TSA center, the Collective for Antiracist Child and Family Systems (CACFS), to transform child and family-serving systems by supporting organizations and providers to adopt antiracist, anti-oppressive practices to prevent trauma exposure and repair trauma effects among Black and Latinx children, youth, and families. Target population: CACFS will train and support human services providers, including social workers and mental health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators, from child and family serving organizations and systems, including child welfare agencies. Strategies/ Interventions: The CACFS will develop, model, and expand the implementation of three culturally responsive trauma approaches, SHARP, Radical Healing, and HEART. Goals and objectives: CACFS will: (1) expand the knowledge base for, and increase the number of organizations working to reduce trauma in Black/African American and Latinx children by effectively institutionalizing antiracist, anti-oppressive practices; and (2) address behavioral health disparities by developing and promoting antiracist, anti-oppressive trauma-informed care approaches, to support Black/African American and Latinx children and families to heal from trauma by engaging providers to increase knowledge and skills, and adopt new practices; and organizations to increase readiness for and/or commit to adopting practices, policies, and strategic plans that centralize racial equity and healing.
Combs, Angela, MS
Angela Combs is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner who has over two decades of clinical experience working with children/adolescents and their families with a specialization in trauma. Specific areas of clinical interest and experience include complex trauma and traumatic grief. Ms. Combs is currently in private practice providing evidenced based treatments and trauma-informed psychological assessments for children and adolescent trauma survivors. Ms. Combs has expertise in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy modalities, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and trauma-informed psychological assessments. Prior to this, she obtained a Masters in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kentucky and obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology from Kent State University. Ms. Combs has also previously worked at the University of Kentucky's Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC) in both the Child and Adolescent Trauma, Treatment, and Training Institute (CATTTI) program and at the Comprehensive Assessment and Training Project (CATS). While at CTAC she provided evidence-based, trauma-informed therapies and assessments, caregiver risks assessments, psychological testing, and trauma-informed training for child welfare workers, court system, mental health providers, and foster/adoptive parents.
Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, Inc.
Community, Intake, and Prevention Team (CIP)
JJPI was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Center City Philadelphia. JJPI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and their families heal, in a safe environment that promotes both recovery and resiliency. JJPI is a regional leader in the treatment of trauma and is one of only a few organizations that treats the entire cycle of sexual abuse, providing treatment for survivors of sexual abuse as well as those who have exhibited problem sexual behavior. JJPI offers several evidence-based treatments for trauma, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). JJPI also offers community outreach, training, and education to Philadelphia and surrounding communities.
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes' Child & Youth Trauma Services Program
The CSKT Child & Youth Trauma Services Program provides Trauma Treatment to youth ages 3-18, and their families. We utilize Trauma Focused CBT, as well as other evidence-based treatments that can be adapted to serve Native American families. We also provide Trauma Training to the community and Mental Health professionals, in order to become a trauma-informed community.
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, PD, NCC, CAP
I have over 30 years experience working with at risk youth and families in residential, outpatient, education and juvenile justice settings. I have recently retired from my clinical work and I am now focusing on training and consulting with other agencies and organizations on trauma, vicarious trauma and trauma informed care. I have experience training in child welfare, juvenile justice, education, medical and social service agencies. I am qualified in EMDR, TF-CBT, SPARCS, Clinical Hypnosis, and Adlerian Family Therapy.
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.