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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.

Bethany Christian Services, Project Return Home

Organizational Affiliate - Michigan
Funding Period:
2008-2012

Project Return Home expands the reach and impact of Bethany Christian Services’ existing child trauma center to serve urban Grand Rapids and the metropolitan Kent County area of West Central Michigan. The target population is traumatized children aged 3-18 who have been removed from their homes due to child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and who live in foster care or other out-of-home placement. Trauma treatment will also be delivered to their parents, most of whom struggle with their own unresolved sources of childhood trauma. The project will adapt/replicate an empirically based trauma-informed treatment model to help foster children achieve four measurable outcomes: 1) reduce behavioral problems extending from childhood trauma; 2) increase the rate and timeliness of child-family reunification; 3) reduce the number of disrupted foster placements; and 4) reduce the rates of recidivism for repeat out-of-home placement of children.

Bethany partners with the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Center of Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, to replicate the trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) model for foster children, and will draw on the resources of its own Child and Family Traumatic Stress Center, which has successfully implemented two other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-funded clinical models for treating traumatized adopted youth and youth aging out of the foster care system.

Location:
901 Eastern N.E.
Grand Rapids , MI 49501
Staff:

Black-Pond, Connie MA, LMSW, LPC

Individual Affiliate - Michigan

Connie Black-Pond has participated in the NCTSN since 2003. She was Co Founder, and previously the Clinical Director, of WMU Children's Trauma Assessment Center in Kalamazoo, MI, a funded site for 11 years. She has over 30 years experience in both Child Welfare and the provision of mental health services to children and adults who have experienced trauma exposure. As a developer trained TF-CBT supervisor, Connie has and continues to provide clinical consultation to therapists across Michigan trained in TF-CBT and participating in State and University trauma initiatives. Her NCTSN work in the area of Birth Parent trauma includes serving as Co-Chair of the Birth Parent Trauma subcommittee and participating in the development of Birth Parent Trauma fact sheets and 'Working with Parents Involved in the Child Welfare System', an online curriculum. Other NCTSN workgroup participation has included the Complex Trauma and Schools Workgroups, and the development of the 'Complex Trauma: Facts for Educators' and the 'Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators'. As an Individual Affiliate, Connie presently collaborates with Trauma Informed School efforts in Michigan, and provides trauma training/consultation to State and local agencies, treatment providers and legal professionals. 
 

Location:
Portage , MI
Work:
(269) 270-5356

Blaustein, Margaret, PhD

Individual Affiliate - Massachusetts

Margaret Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2018, 2010). Formerly the Division Director for Trauma Training and Education at The Trauma Center at JRI, Dr. Blaustein is now Director of the Center for Trauma Training in Needham, MA. Dr. Blaustein is a clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae, and has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad on this topic.  With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her work has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress.  Dr. Blaustein has been involved in various NCTSN-funded projects since the network’s inception.

Location:
Center for Traua Training, Inc. Needham , MA

Brown McCormick, Lindsey, PhD

Individual Affiliate - West Virginia

Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently in private practice in the Morgantown & Wheeling, WV areas. Prior to this, she was formerly a Hope Initiative therapist at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Prestonsburg, KY. While there, she received several evidence based trainings specific to the treatment of trauma in children. Most of her clinical caseload is complex trauma for both children and adults. She will begin serving in the Affiliate Advisory group beginning in 2019. 

Location:
Harmony Morgantown , WV
Work:
(859) 429-0449

Brown, Laurie, LCSW

Individual Affiliate - Vermont

Provide individual and group counseling in college counseling clinic.  Provide trauma training and consultation as well as individual supervision.   

Location:
University of Vermont Burlington , VT
Work:
(802) 881-2281

Brown, Rebecca

Individual Affiliate - Maine
Location:
Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish , ME
Work:
(207) 893-7999

Brown, Richard

Individual Affiliate - New York

Currently administering psychotherapy and client-centered child traumatic stress treatment to public and private elementary school students. Working in a private psychotherapy practice in Westchester County, New York; this clinician receives referrals from schools, Child Protective Services, and Family Court from the municipality. Thirty-three percent of the patients in the practice are children and adolescents. The modality of treatment for this segment of clients are screened and assessed for levels of child traumatic stress. Those testing positive receive an  intervention called Tell Me A Story (TEMAS), where they are encouraged to reconstruct certain aspects of their trauma, in story/narrative form, after viewing drawings of family traumatic scenes. I conduct individual, group and family therapy sessions with the children.

Location:
Richard J. Brown, Inc. Yonkers , NY
Work:
(914) 320-0232

Buffington, Kristine, MSW

Individual Affiliate - Michigan

Kristine Buffington is an independent trainer and consultant who works with agencies and communities on the dissemination of evidence-based treatment (TF-CBT) and facilitates training and consultation for trauma-informed care system transformation with juvenile justice systems, schools, child protection agencies, residential treatment centers, and mental health providers.

Location:
Buffington Consulting, LLC Temperance , MI
Work:
(419) 764-5710

Campbell, Ruth

Individual Affiliate - California
Location:
Kaiser Permanente Oakland , CA
Work:
(646) 644-7496

Care Plus NJ, Inc.

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New Jersey
Funding Period:
2018-2023

Care Plus is a private not-for profit organization that provides a multitude of health, social and behavioral services for youth, adults and families in Northern NJ. The Bergen Trauma Treatment Center's goal is to improve upon the quality of trauma services for children, adolescents and families by increasing the access of effective treatments models, the necessary tools and by serving as a community resource to promote trauma-informed quality care. This will be done using Learning Community type approaches, where partners will work together to ensure trauma-informed practices are integrated across systems and become consistent practice. Partner meetings, training sessions, outreach effort, resource materials, consultation services, supervision and capacity developmentt are all activities that will be included. The evidenced based treatment models that we are bringing to our school, in-home and out-patient clinicians are, EMDR and ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence). We will screen all program youth and adolescents for trauma using the TSSCA, and we will refer and treat those identified youth with trauma trained expert clinicians.

Location:
Paramus , NJ
Staff:

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