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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.

The Family Place: Child and Family Support Center of Cache County

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

Through our Trauma Resiliency Project, the Family Place serves children ages 0-11 who have experienced trauma and their families using the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework developed at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. We implement the ARC framework through three modalities: a therapeutic child center, home visits, and group therapy. Our project serves those living in Cache and Rich Counties, Utah, with a particular focus on military families and refugee families. The Family Place also collaborates with and trains key community partners including Family Support Centers, child welfare agencies, schools, and other agencies that have a focus on human services. The Family Place operates out of three centers located in northern Utah.

Location:
Logan , UT
Staff:

The Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Texas
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2016-2021

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center was established to raise the standard of care for bereaved youth and families through the dissemination of trauma- and bereavement-informed, developmentally attuned, and culturally appropriate best practices. The TAG Center coordinates and conducts trainings focused on bereavement-informed risk screening and assessment. Additionally, the TAG Center organizes and convenes Learning Collaboratives dedicated to implementing and evaluating bereavement-informed interventions for grieving youth in a variety of contexts (e.g., grief support centers, hospice and/or palliative care settings, schools, academic medical centers). Through the TAG Center's collaboration with NCTSN sites and other national organizations, a primary goal is to raise public awareness regarding childhood bereavement, age-related manifestations of adaptive versus maladaptive forms of grief, the interplay of PTSD and grief, and bereavement-informed best practices. Special attention is given to disseminating these practices in high-risk populations, including military families and underserved minority youth, as well as in the aftermath of natural disasters (e.g., Hurricane Harvey) mass shootings (Santa Fe school shooting), and public health crises (COVID-19 pandemic). With Houston as our hub, we continue to build upon ongoing dissemination efforts across a highly diverse network of cities, each with high prevalence rates of youth bereavement. Primary partnering organizations include those located in Houston and San Antonio, TX; Detroit and Southfield, MI; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA; Durham, NC; and St. Louis, MO.

Location:
Houston , TX
Staff:

The Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Program

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - New York
Funding Period:
2012-2016, 2016-2021

The Trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Program is a Category III (community practice) center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network based at Bellevue Hospital Center. Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and partnered with the New York Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), our program focuses on improving the quality of care in juvenile justice facilities in New York City and State and, eventually across the United States.

Youth in the juvenile justice system have very high rates of trauma exposure and, sometimes, this trauma exposure is expressed in the violent behavior for which children were adjudicated. The Trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Program aims to address this serious problem by providing the following to detention facilities in the juvenile justice system:

  • High quality screening tools to identify a child’s trauma history and its impact on his or her functioning. 
  • Training programs for correction officers in detention facilities so that they may be best equipped to help the youth in their facilities. 
  • Intervention programs to address the traumatic stress problems of youth who reside in detention facilities 
  • Consultation programs to help administrators of detention facilities best organize and manage their program to address the needs of traumatized children in their facilities 
  • Legal advocacy programs to educate judges and others in the legal system about the relationship between violent behavior and traumatic stress in some children who commit crimes.
Location:
New York , NY
Staff:

The University of California Davis

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - California
Funding Period:
2016-2021
Location:
Sacramento , CA
Staff:

The Village For Families and Children

Organizational Affiliate - Connecticut
Funding Period:
2012-2016

As a designated Collaborative Trauma Center, The Village has expertise in trauma informed screening and treatment for children, youth and families.  Recognizing that each individual who has experienced trauma responds in unique ways to treatment, the Trauma Center offers several treatment models, including: Attachment and Regulation Competency (ARC), Bounce Back, Child and Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems (MATCH), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).  These treatment models are offered through a variety of our residential and outpatient programs and trauma history screening is provided.  All of our residential and extended day treatment programs are implementing the Children and Residential Experiences Program Model.  
The Trauma Center also helps to expand the capacity of schools and other child serving organizations by providing information, training, leadership development and other assistance on trauma informed care in order to strengthen the broader system of care for children affected by trauma. 

Location:
1680 Albany Ave.
Hartford , CT 06105
Staff:

Tonsing, Aya MPH

Individual Affiliate - District Of Columbia

I have been in the field of public health and mental health; and was a part of the Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth (IWAY) project at Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA. IWAY provides Asian youth who have mild to moderate trauma with one-on-one counseling, healing-centered youth groups, and leadership opportunities.

Location:
Washington , DC

Toyer, Tanya, MA, LPC (OH) LPC-CPCS(GA)

Individual Affiliate - Georgia

Ms. Toyer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (OH) and a Licensed Professional Counselor-CPCS (GA).  Ms. Toyer is a leader in providing quality, holistic services for children, adolescents, adults and families.  She specializes in evidence based practices including trauma-informed care and models as well as child-centered therapy.  Ms. Toyer has over 20 years experience working with foster and adoptive children, substance exposed new born babies and their mothers, Military and Veteran families and children and families who have experienced complex trauma.   Ms. Toyer is an active leader in forging community partnerships which enhance cooperation and community with the overall goal of preserving or restoring the safety, health and wellness of our nation's children. 

Location:
Wellness and Trauma Recovery Center
324 W. Pike St. STE 101
Lawrenceville , GA 30046
Work:
(678) 357-7789

UCLA - Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (CA)

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - Category I - California
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2005-2009, 2009-2012, 2012-2016, 2016-2021

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine jointly host the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in transforming treatment and services to meet the needs of traumatized children and their families across the United States. Through extensive expertise, resources, organizational experience, and vision, the NCCTS guides and supports the NCTSN. The NCCTS also provides strong technical assistance to support Network data collection, cross-site collaborative activities, product development and dissemination, training, adoption and adaptation of interventions, communications, policy analysis and initiatives, and program evaluation.

Location:
11150 Olympic Blvd Suite 650
Los Angeles , CA 90064
Work:
(310) 235-2633
Staff:

UCLA - Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NC)

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - Category I - North Carolina
Funding Period:
2001-2005, 2005-2009, 2009-2012, 2012-2016, 2016-2021

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine jointly host the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in transforming treatment and services to meet the needs of traumatized children and their families across the United States. Through extensive expertise, resources, organizational experience, and vision, the NCCTS guides and supports the NCTSN. The NCCTS also provides strong technical assistance to support Network data collection, cross-site collaborative activities, product development and dissemination, training, adoption and adaptation of interventions, communications, policy analysis and initiatives, and program evaluation.

Location:
1121 West Chapel Hill Street Suite 201
Durham , NC 27701
Work:
(919) 682-1552 x246
Staff:

UCLA-Duke Adolescent Suicide/Self Harm & Substance Abuse Prevention (CA)

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - California
Funding Period:
2016-2021

The UCLA-Duke Adolescent Suicide/Self Harm & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) will serve as a resource for information related to safety, suicidal/self-harm behaviors, and substance use among trauma-exposed youths. We prioritize services for emergency/acute care and brief time-limited treatments, adapting for the trauma-exposed population and then disseminating two brief evidence-based interventions for suicide/self-harm risk (Emergency/Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention; SAFETY) and two for substance abuse (Screening/Motivational Interviewing(MI); CBT with MI/optional contingency management). To inform and develop optimal service strategies for improving outcomes for trauma-exposed youths, the Center will also work to develop and strengthen trauma informed care that integrates care for adolescent behavioral health within primary care, emergency, and other medical settings, as well as other mental health, school, and community settings. We will utilize surveillance data on suicide/self-harm and substance abuse risk in the NCTSN population to guide this work. Intervention training and dissemination will include technology-enhanced tools/materials and data-informed supervision systems and clinical dashboards to enhance quality of care and client outcomes. Through trainings/dissemination activities, the Center aims to serve diverse youths, across racial and ethnic groups. sexual identities and orientations, socioeconomic groups, and address needs of youths in military families. Our Center goal is to support providers and service systems in addressing safety issues and substance misuse effectively, thereby enhancing the benefits of other treatments that specifically target post-traumatic stress disorders/reactions.

Location:
Los Angeles , CA
Staff:

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