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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.

Arnold, Michelle

Individual Affiliate - Illinois

Michelle Arnold, MSW, was a project director of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth, a grantee between 2009 and 2016. As part of a team, she provided technical assistance to over thirty youth serving agencies throughout Illinois. Michelle also co-trained over 1,000 staff to support their efforts to become trauma informed and to build capacity as supervisors, managers and administrators using a trauma lens in practice and policy. At Chapin Hall, Michelle is working closely with jurisdictions to support trauma responsive systems, continuous quality improvement, and positive outcomes for youth and families. 
 

Location:
Chapin Hall Chicago , IL
Work:
(708) 205-6467

Aurora Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Colorado
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2016-2021

The Trauma Resilience Youth Program (TRYP) is part of Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC), a non-profit organization in Aurora, Colorado that provides services to both children and adults. TRYP delivers culturally informed trauma screenings and treatment to children of refugee and immigrant families who have resettled in Colorado. Some of the treatment interventions include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Child-Centered Psychotherapy (CPP), and Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS). TRYP’s key staff includes Health Navigator Case Managers who provide culturally and linguistically appropriate interpretation and case management services to the different refugee and immigrant communities. Other key components of TRYP include training AuMHC clinicians in evidenced-based practices (EBPS) and in the use of cultural modifications of specific EBPs when they are available. TRYP has developed partnerships with integrated (physical and behavioral health) care specialty clinics, youth-serving programs, schools, resettlement agencies, and department of human services.

Location:
Aurora , CO
Staff:

Babel, Korinne H., PhD, LPC, NCC

Individual Affiliate - Alabama

Korinne is a former Children's Therapist from the Family Sunshine Center where she provided TF-CBT to children 3-17 and was active in the NCTSN. Korinne remains involved as an affiliate member of the NCTSN while working as an Assistant Professor at Troy University and providing play therapy in a private practice setting.

Location:
Phenix City , AL
Work:
(706) 940-2519

Bach, Christina

Individual Affiliate - Mississippi
Location:
Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. Jackson , MS
Work:
(601) 354-0983

Baumstein, Jody

Individual Affiliate - Georgia

Jody was formerly the Director of a School-Based Counseling Program in Atlanta, Georgia. In that position, she served on the steering committee for an NCTSN grant and oversaw the implementation of trauma-informed care training and therapeutic services in local schools. She is now working at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, focusing on child wellness and building resiliency through programming with pediatricians, caregivers, youth, and schools. She remains involved with the NCTSN and is particularly interested in trauma-informed care within healthcare organizations and school settings.

Location:
Atlanta , GA
Work:
(518) 669-6609

Baylor University

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Texas
Funding Period:
2018-2023
Location:
Waco , TX
Staff:

Baystate Medical Center: Partners in Care: Community-Based Implementation of Evidence Based Treatment for Childhood Trauma (Partners in Care)

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Massachusetts
Funding Period:
2009-2012, 2012-2016, 2016-2021

The overarching goal of Baystate Medical Center’s program, Partners in Care: Community-Based Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment for Childhood Trauma (Partners in Care) is to improve access to and quality of evidence-based trauma-informed care for children and families who experience trauma and loss by addressing health disparities and reducing barriers to treatment throughout Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, Partners in Care does the following: (1) disseminates the In-Home Therapy (IHT) application of Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) on a statewide scale, with emphasis on developing capacity for serving Latino and military families; (2) implements a program of training in trauma-informed mental health care for paraprofessionals working in a variety of community-based mental health settings; and (3) strengthens cultural competence of the clinical workforce for trauma-informed treatment within special populations. Partners in Care expands the culturally-sensitive trauma-informed workforce by training graduate students in educational settings throughout New England and Puerto Rico, including training therapists in Puerto Rico in TF-CBT. Partners in Care serves families with children ages 5-18 who have experienced trauma regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Training for paraprofessionals and students includes the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT), NCTSN Resources for Military Children and Families, and The Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma. Partners in Care collaborates with the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative to support the statewide dissemination of trainings.

Location:
Springfield , MA
Staff:

Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, Inc.

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

Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) is the public behavioral health authority for Baltimore City. BHSB’s NCTSN grant funds You TURNS (Youth Trauma, Unity, Recovery, Navigation, and Safety), a collaborative effort with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Safe Streets program, the Penn North Kids Safe Zone, and Catholic Charities of Baltimore. You TURNS offers a continuum of support to youth ages 14-25 who have been exposed to violence or experience chronic stress or trauma. Peer navigators engage youth through street outreach, facilitate groups using the SELF model (a trauma-informed psychoeducational curriculum), and link youth to support services and resources. Support services provided through You TURNS include acupuncture, trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) groups. Participation is self-directed. All services are located in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore.

Location:
Baltimore , MD
Staff:

Benamati, Joseph

Individual Affiliate - New York
Location:
Andrus Sanctuary Institute Stillwater , NY
Work:
(518) 944-3703

Bennett, Frank, PhD

Individual Affiliate - Colorado

Frank Bennett was Director of Children's Services at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, for twenty years before retiring in 2006. He served as project director of the NCTSN site at Aurora for four years.  Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, serving on the Affiliate Advisory Group and working with the Resource Parent Subcommittee to improve the implementation of the Resource Parent Curriculum.  In addition to his professional experience, Dr. Bennett is a biological, foster, and adoptive parent, providing another view of the systems that serve children who have experienced trauma.

Location:
Denver , CO
Work:
(303) 757-2930

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