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Network Members

This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.

Healthy Environments and Response to Schools (HEARTS), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - California
Funding Period:
2020-2025

HEARTS is a whole-school prevention/intervention program that aims to create trauma-informed, safe, supportive, and equitable learning and teaching environments that foster resilience and wellness for everyone in the school community. HEARTS utilizes a multi-tiered system of support to address trauma at the student, staff, school organizational, and district levels through training and consultation with school personnel, and mental health supports for students and families. HEARTS work is guided by six principles that are grounded in trauma research and an extensive review of trauma-informed systems work nationally: Understanding Trauma and Stress; Cultural Humility and Equity; Safety and Predictability; Compassion and Dependability; Empowerment and Collaboration; and Resilience and Social Emotional Learning. A core feature distinguishing HEARTS from many other trauma-informed school approaches is the centrality of cultural responsiveness and equity in all aspects of the program. We believe that given the toxic, trauma-inducing, and pervasive nature of structural racism and other forms of oppression, any efforts to mitigate the effects of trauma must include efforts to counteract these harms. Further, without a culturally responsive and equity-promoting lens, there is a risk that trauma concepts could be used to pathologize marginalized communities rather than underscore their resilience. HEARTS-Extended (HEARTS-E) is our NCTSI-funded project that provides evidence-based trauma-focused mental health treatment, services, and support systems for trauma-impacted children and youth at three elementary and two middle school sites in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), focusing on capacity-building for SFUSD personnel to deliver these services.

Location:
1001 Potrero Ave., 7M8
San Francisco , CA 94110
Staff:

Held, Jordan, LCSW

Individual Affiliate - California

Jordan Held (he/him/his), LCSW is a Primary Therapist and Gender Specialist at Visions Adolescent Treatment Center. Jordan works in both IOP and residential programming, working with teenagers and their families to build resilience and cultivate positive mental health outcomes. Prior to Visions, Jordan was a Therapist and Intake Coordinator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Center for Transyouth Health and Development, the largest trans youth health clinic in the USA. Jordan’s mental health practice centers around creating a trauma-informed and healing-centered space for both adolescents and their families. Jordan’s expertise is working with gender and sexual minority youth with complex histories of trauma. Jordan was a lead clinician on a SAMHSA/ NCTSN grant, which created the first therapy hub for transgender youth with complex history of PTSD. Jordan speaks internationally about creating and supporting affirmative LGBTQ+ environments with an emphasis on informed consent and enhanced family communication. As a queer identified, transgender man, Jordan brings an important dual perspective to his work as a mental health provider. Prior to social work, Jordan worked extensively in secondary school education, with a decade of experience teaching, coaching, and developing health and wellness curricula. Jordan’s work focuses on gender violence prevention, diversity, equity, inclusion and cultivating strength and belonging for teens. Jordan is on the Board of Director’s of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Laurel Foundation, JQ International and Mental Health America of Los Angeles. Jordan is also a long-time facilitator at Transforming Family, a support group for gender diverse youth and their family.

Location:
Visions Teen Los Angeles , CA
Work:
(617) 306-3922

Hendricks, Alison, LCSW

Individual Affiliate - California

Alison Hendricks, LCSW, is a trainer and consultant who specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), trauma-informed systems, and Secondary Traumatic Stress.  She is a Certified National Trainer for TF-CBT and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, a product of the NCTSN that she helped to revise in 2012.  She worked with the Chadwick Center of Rady Children’s Hospital for nine years, first as a trauma therapist and then as Operations Manager of the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project.  She provides training and consultation on TF-CBT, trauma-informed care, and Secondary Traumatic Stress to programs across the country.  Alison is the lead author on two workbooks on TF-CBT.  She also specializes in Culturally Modified TF-CBT with a focus on Latino children and families.  She has presented at numerous conferences and has published several journal articles on a wide variety of topics related to childhood trauma.  Alison graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Columbia University and completed her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work.  She lives in San Diego with her husband and daughter.

Location:
Hendricks Consulting San Diego , CA
Work:
(619) 549-7958

Hill-Ford, Cindy

Individual Affiliate - California

The Center for Restorative Solutions (C4RS) was founded by Cindy Hill-Ford, MFT in 2014 to promote the use of an integrated approach to Restorative and Trauma Informed Practices (known as RTIPs) as a means to enhance the capacity of those who seek to help children, youth and families in communities afflicted by chronic poverty and violence overcome adversity and thrive. C4RS partners and associates provide program development, training, and consultative services designed to promote the development of restorative and trauma informed educational, mental health, and community-based service delivery systems that seek to support those dealing with the impacts of trauma. In 2018-19, C4RS is collaborating with the Urban Youth Trauma Center of the University of Illinois-Chicago Department of Psychiatry, the California School Based Health Alliance, (RJOY) Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, the West Contra Costa Unified School District, NCTSN affiliates, and youth serving organizations in Northern California to develop and empower the development of restorative and trauma informed ervice delivery systems and promote trauma healing.

Location:
Center for Restorative Solutions Oakland , CA
Work:
(510) 301-6166

Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership

Organizational Affiliate - California
Funding Period:
2005-2009, 2007-2012

The Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership (HHYP) is a strategic alliance of eight youth-serving agencies working to prevent and reduce homelessness among youth in Hollywood. The members of the HHYP are: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Covenant House California, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Youth Emerging Stronger, My Friend’s Place, Step Up on Second, Aviva Family and Child Services, and a partner agency, Safe Place for Youth. The HHYP works to shape the service environment, increase youth access to housing and supportive services, and advocate for policy changes needed to prevent and reduce youth homelessness. The HHYP operates from a trauma-informed lens and provides trauma training to youth serving agencies working with youth experiencing homelessness.

Location:
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS#2
Los Angele , CA 90027
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Igelman, Robyn, PhD

Individual Affiliate - California

Dr. Igelman is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Clemente, CA. She integrates mindful walking and running into her beach therapy sessions. Her highly specialized practice assists veterans, adults, adolescents and parents recover from trauma, loss, grief, anxiety, and alcohol abuse. Dr. Igelman graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in 2006 with her PhD in Clinical Psychology (child/family emphasis). She completed her postdoctoral studies at the internationally recognized Chadwick Center for Children &  Families in San Diego, CA. Dr. Igelman honed her expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief/trauma work, and family therapy at the Chadwick Center and in the department of Developmental Services at Rady Children's. Dr. Igelman is also an Adjunct Professor with the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego and teaches the annual graduate course on child abuse for licensure in psychology. She has presented at numerous professional conferences and trained regionally and nationally on trauma therapy models.

Location:
Beach Walk Talk SanClemente , CA
Work:
(949) 445-1277

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - California
Funding Period:
2016-2021

Founded in 1971, La ClÍnica de La Raza, Inc. (La ClÍnica) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive health care to underserved populations in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties of California. With 35 service sites, La ClÍnica provides culturally and linguistically responsive care to over 70,000 clients annually. Services provided include primary medical care, family medicine, prenatal care, dental services, clinical and community health education, vision, pharmacy, integrated behavioral health services, and community based mental health services. La Clinica provides behavioral health services in schools, in outpatient mental health settings, and within the primary care setting. As a former SAMHSA Cat III grantee, La ClÍnica implemented the Screening, Treatment and Trauma Training in Primary Care (STATT-PC) program at our School-Based Health Center sites to successfully expand access to trauma-focused services for youth ages 12-17 who had been exposed to community violence, physical abuse, domestic violence and/or other traumatic events. The primary modality used was Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and Trauma Focused Brief Therapy (TF-BT), among others. Through research with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), La ClÍnica also explored adaptations to trauma treatment modality evidence-based practices (EBPs) to better serve newcomer youth. In Integrated Behavioral programs in Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda counties in the primary care setting we also provide trauma treatment services to children and families. La ClÍnica also has two Specialty Mental Health outpatient child treatment programs, one each in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Location:
Oakland , CA
Staff:

Labistour, Ashley, LMFT

Individual Affiliate - California

Ashley Labistour is a UC Davis-approved PCIT trainer and a nationally approved trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT. She formerly served as a treatment coordinator specializing in child sexual abuse at Children's Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles for 11 years. She currently provides TF-CBT training and consultation for various agencies in Southern and Northern California. Ashley also works part-time at Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara supervising school-based therapists in Elementary and Secondary schools throughout Santa Barbara County.

Location:
Family Service Agency Santa Barbara , CA
Work:
(310) 923-5161

Molina, Adriana

Individual Affiliate - California

As Interim Chief Program Officer at Allies for Every Child in Los Angeles and an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, I have the opportunity to integrate the learning from Network participation since 2003 in all of our child and community serving programs. I use my professional and life experience to improve systems and create sustainable change for children, their families and their communities. As a clinician by training and a social worker by trade I have work with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma and abuse to strengthen and heal relationships. As a trainer and facilitator I offer trans-disciplinary trainings and consultations to support service providers working in multiple systems, particularly Mental Health and Child Welfare. And as a performer at heart, I bring creativity and passion to every relationship.

Location:
Culver City , CA
Work:
(310) 846-4100 x6146

Patti Park, PsyD

Individual Affiliate - California

Patti Park has extensive experience in executive and senior leadership positions in community mental health organizations serving children and families throughout Los Angeles County, and has been providing direct clinical services since 2001. She was involved in the planning and implementation of Proposition 63 funded trauma-focused and evidence-based programs in L.A. County. She has served on county best practices committees to enhance assessment and treatment for children involved in the child welfare system. Her most recent agencybased leadership role was as Regional Director for Children’s Institute, Inc. In this position, she provided strategic and organizational leadership to develop and sustain comprehensive trauma-focused and evidence-based programs to children and families suffering from the intersecting effects of poverty, oppression and trauma. She integrates her clinical and leadership experiences into her teaching role at UC Berkeley, where she teaches theory and clinical practice courses through a trauma-informed lens. She has also taught at UCLA and CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition to teaching, Dr. Park maintains a private practice where she provides psychotherapy and consultation services.

Location:
UC Berkeley, San Francisco , CA
Work:
(323) 391-4848

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