Brooklyn Action for Child and Teen Success (Brooklyn-ACTS) is a program of The Family Center focusing on building agency and community capacity to identify and treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children ages 5-18. In collaboration with the CARES Institute, Brooklyn ACTS trains and certifies therapists in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and provides the intervention to children and adolescents residing in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Brooklyn, NY. The program aims to build sustainable capacity within the agency and with our central Brooklyn community partners to increase on-going access to evidenced-based, trauma-focused treatment and services for minority children who experience or witness traumatic events. These severely traumatized children exhibit significant emotional or behavioral difficulties related to one or more traumatic life events, including complex trauma. Clinicians, clinical supervisors, directors, and community partners are trained in TF-CBT, an evidenced-based intervention that effectively treats trauma symptoms in children, adolescents, and their parents. The program also assesses for common barriers to retention in behavioral health services and provides care management to address these barriers. Our integrated approach reflects our philosophy that comprehensive trauma-informed, culturally congruent treatment and person-centered care management helps create meaningful and sustained improvements in mental health and overall functioning. Trauma education and outreach to community partners enhances community partner capacity to identify and refer children whose behavior/symptoms suggest possible traumatic stress.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Family Center, Inc.
Family Centered Treatment Foundation, Inc.
The Family Centered Treatment Foundation (FCTF) is the nationally recognized provider of the evidence-based Family Centered Treatment (FCT). The primary purpose of the Family Centered Treatment - Trauma Series Project is to enhance evidenced-based family-systems trauma treatment and increase access to its availability to ensure high-quality treatment for families from a wide range of populations. The NREPP registered FCT model has a strong trauma focus embedded both in the theoretical framework and design and in the practical application. The service delivery system of FCT includes the public sectors of child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and substance abuse. Male and female populations of all ages are included with histories or current involvement in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice systems, military families, families living in impoverished and high-risk communities. The FCT model recognizes the importance of having a cultural and contextual understanding to the traumatic experiences of youth and their families in order to effectively treat all populations, including disadvantaged groups disproportionately affected by trauma. Thus, the goals of the project are to 1) enhance and expand FCT to better serve families of complex trauma; 2) Extend the access to FCT for families/victims of complex trauma in the identified states and additional states; and 3) advance the awareness and access of FCT nationally for trauma centers. Expanding availability and implementation of trauma treatment through training programs to current FCT sites are expected to incrementally impact 1,440 families annually in 9 states and expanding training to additional sites and states serving 7,200 families over the course of the project.
Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
The Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provide mental health treatment to patients ages 5 and up. We provide services in a large OMH licensed mental health clinic, in integrated medical sites, in homeless shelters, and in school health clinics. Many of our providers are trained in evidence based practices to treat trauma related disorders.
Family Service of RI
Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) strives to support a system of care in Rhode Island that is trauma-informed and focused. This is accomplished through direct treatment, education, training, and consultation. FSRI implements several trauma-focused, evidence-based treatments in a variety of programs. FSRI has implemented a continuum of Trauma Systems Therapy throughout our child welfare programs (Residential, Foster Care, and Community Services) and offers TF-CBT, EMDR, and AF-CBT through the Trauma Outpatient Clinic. FSRI also has a robust partnership with several law enforcement systems where FSRI staff respond with Police Officers to traumatic incidents. Based on the Child Development-Community Policing Model, FSRI's "Police Go-Team" has expanded the model to include victims of all ages impacted by trauma. FSRI offers training and consultation to various systems of care including schools, child welfare,law enforcement, behavioral health, and the medical community. FSRI has trainers who have implemented the Resource Parent Curriculum, Think Trauma, Psychological First Aid, the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, as well as various other training's related to trauma and it's impact and how to respond.
Family Sunshine Center
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Philadelphia. I served as the Project Manager for Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services (PACTS), a category III NCTSN site for three years. In this role, I oversaw the implementation of trauma-specific services by PACTS’ citywide network of 17 community behavioral health agencies. I also lead efforts to increase awareness of childhood trauma amongst the most vulnerable (Unaccompanied Children, CSEC youth, and LGBTQI youth). I am a passionate proponent of increasing access to culturally responsive behavioral health services to trauma-impacted youth. I have over a decade of experience providing behavioral health services in community-based settings. I am originally from Spain and being bilingual has afforded me the opportunities to work with Latinx families in the Philadelphia area. I am a certified Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma Basic Facilitator, and I have received training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Perinatal Depression, Sanctuary Model, Problem Gambling, and Tobacco Cessation.
As funded CAT III site Project Director, in addition to successfully administering the SAMHSA grant funding and providing oversight of the implementation of the Project, Nancy also developed the trauma awareness training for the Project and successfully administered it to over 300 percent of the first-year target population goal within seven months. Unsolicited feedback received for the training includes: “Your presentation was FANTASTIC!!! My teachers were still talking about it today! I would love for you to come and facilitate some additional training for our teachers if you can!! We have grade level meetings on Fridays. Let me know if you can or are interested! Thank you so much!!” -- Principal, Montgomery Public Schools “I heard rave reviews on your training. Great job!! Thank you!” -- Social Worker (LCSW, PIP), Montgomery Public Schools “The trauma training was extremely informative and useful for classroom management techniques, especially for those of us who work with high school students. Five stars!” -- High School Teacher, Montgomery Public Schools
Florida State University
The Florida State University Center for Child Stress and Health is a clinical resource center for patients and professionals that provide primary, secondary and tertiary health prevention for children exposed to toxic stress, especially those in rural, minority and underserved communities. In partnership with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center, it serves as a research, teaching, and service site for medical students, postdoctoral health psychology fellows and residents in providing integrated primary care for children with physical and behavioral healthcare needs. The Center serves as a national resource on effective treatment and service approaches for child trauma experiences by young/preschool children- specifically those from migrant farm-working families. Resources and services are provided in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. The Center:
- Develops research on impact of toxic stress in children from rural and diverse backgrounds.
- Develops screening and treatment for children in primary care exposed to toxic stress.
- Translates evidenced based prevention strategies and treatments for use with rural and minority children.
- Provides education and resources to healthcare providers and early childhood educators on toxic stress and its impact on physical and mental health through a website and professional education.
- Develops health information technology applications to improve access to care.
- Provides a telemedicine training and consultation service to make integrated behavioral health expertise available to physicians in primary care.
FMRS Health Systems, Inc.
The Resilience for Appalachian Youth—Overcoming Trauma (RAPP) Project is a collaboration of three nonprofit, comprehensive, behavioral health centers (FMRS Health Systems, Inc., Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center and Seneca Health Services) in West Virginia. The RAPP Project serves children, adolescents, and families (including veterans) who experience multiple traumatic experiences in an 11-county area of southern West Virginia known for poverty, poor health, drug-addicted young parents and minimal access to services. RAPP is increasing awareness of childhood trauma and trauma-informed practices throughout the state and among agencies who provide children’s services; providing training in evidence-based treatment (PCIT and TF-CBT) including web-based, on-site, and virtual training to therapists throughout southern West Virginia; increasing staff and evidence-based treatment to children/adolescents with identified trauma in each of the three partnering centers via center, school-based, and expanded use of telehealth; and collaborating with community and state stakeholders in developing and promoting policies supporting the implementation of trauma-informed services and practices across the state of WV. RAPP is collaborating with consumers and community agency leaders and a strong Evaluation Team in implementing the project and maintaining long term sustainability to improve the quality of life and resilience of WV children and families.
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
The National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development, established in 2009, prepared social workers for trauma informed and evidence-based trauma treatment.
A partnership between Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, the National Center furthered our mission through collaborative work with schools of social work and community agencies and with national partners including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) trauma treatment developers, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the National Implementation Science Resource Network (NIRN).
The National Center for Social Work Trauma:
-Disseminated its Core Concepts course to more than 650 schools of social work and over 100 faculty.
-Had a Certificate program in Trauma specialization for MSW students.
-Established a full educational model at partner schools complete with specialized coursework in trauma, training in an evidence-based trauma treatment, and field instruction in the same evidence based trauma treatment during the advanced year of the MSW program.
-Collaborates with NCTSN to disseminate the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma and associated educational products, and in partnership with NIRN works with select partner schools and their local community agencies to enhance agency readiness for implementation of trauma-informed and evidence-based trauma treatment practices.
Since 2017 Fordham Graduate School of Social Service faculty, students and the communities we serve have continued to benefit from our affiliation with NCTSN.