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.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
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.
Cullen Center, ProMedica Russell Ebeid Children's Hospital
The Cullen Center at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital is an outpatient therapy center for children (infants to late adolescents) and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. Cullen Center’s mission is to develop mutually respectful and equal partnerships among trauma survivors, families, and professionals in order to provide evidence based and best practice trauma focused therapy (Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy, and Strong Families), support, consultation, and community education.
Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center
The Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center has more than three decades of experience with dissemination, implementation, and application of Evidence Based Practices in real world settings (i.e., child welfare, juvenile justice, pediatric and primary care, mental health practice, family resource centers, schools, residential treatment facilities). DTIRC has disseminated TF-CBT and CPP widely in Northern New England. This current project focuses on the intersection of childhood trauma and intellectual and developmental disabilities. There will be a focus on the triple intersection of trauma, neurodiversity, gender diversity, and the various ways each overlaps. The core components include training for the child-serving workforce in trauma-informed care using NCTSN's Road to Recovery, developing a differential diagnosis training, a triple intersection training, TF-CBT training, and modified TF-CBT training for the above populations. Additionally the team will offer CARE Connections to parents and caregivers, with modifications for these populations. Related to all of the above the team will support increased and improved screening practices in pediatric settings.
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.
DBHIdS/Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services
The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS) serves youth in Philadelphia who have experienced potentially traumatic events and are living with traumatic stress. Over the past 10 years, we have improved access, availability and quality of trauma-specific services for Philadelphia's most vulnerable children and families. PACTS 15+ partner agencies provide city-wide coverage of Philadelphia, offering a continuum of trauma-informed services consisting of multiple entry points, including: 1) Partnerships with other child serving systems (schools; child welfare; juvenile justice; physical health; victim's advocate groups, etc.) referring trauma-impacted youth to our services. 2) Universal screening for exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and traumatic stress symptoms. 3) Delivery of evidence-based trauma-specific evidence based practices (EBPs) including ,Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and the Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) program.
de los Santos, Katrina, MS, LPC, NCC
I am an LPC in South Dakota and am a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am working towards licensure in the state of Texas, where I currently reside. I recently worked at the Youth & Family Services Youth Trauma Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. At Youth & Family Services, I worked with youth from ages 2-18 and their families, as well as young adults, who have experienced trauma. I conducted trauma screenings and assessments and utilized the Clinical Improvement for Measurement Initiative (CIMI) to aid in Duke University's research study. I currently work for Monarch Behavioral Health in San Antonio, Texas.
I see children and teens ages 3+ as well as adults. Most of the clients I see have experienced trauma. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have also been trained in the Native American adaptation (Project Making Medicine). I have been trained in Parenting with Love & Logic and co-facilitated Love & Logic parenting classes. We also started teaching a trauma informed version of Love & Logic called "Adults Helping Youth with Challenging Pasts." My areas of expertise includes childhood trauma, parenting, military family issues, and youth with special needs.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center
Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth are typically at a higher risk for trauma exposure than the general child population due to the unique trauma experienced from everyday communication barriers. Yet, the number of trauma-informed and linguistically accessible treatments and mental health measures for deaf and hard of hearing remain severely limited. We're here to change that. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center was created to address the gap between children who have experienced trauma and the mental health services they deserve. We've developed a multi-tier approach to improve the outcome of services and to eliminate health disparities for traumatized deaf children, adolescents, and their families. The goals our center is focused around adapting and translating child behavioral and trauma measures, developing a new screening measure of language deprivation, adapting evidence-based treatments, and providing training and ongoing consultation for clinicians.