I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) working in Massachusetts, where I focus my clinical work on trauma-informed, attachment-focused and dyadic treatment with children 0-6yo and their families. I have been rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy as of 2019 and have been trained in Trauma Systems Therapy, the ARC GROW curriculum, and the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery. Most recently I have been employed as a Child Clinician with Project BRIGHT (Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together), a grant-funded collaboration among the Institute for Health and Recovery, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, and Boston University School of Social Work. I am also veryinvolved in the NCTSN Parent and Caregiver Trauma and Healing group and our work around social media campaigns and resource creation and dissemination.
This listing of NCTSN members includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates, former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network.
Walsh, Cambria LCSW
My career has been focused on the areas of secondary traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems, child trauma treatment, child abuse, child welfare and domestic violence. I have past experience as a Project Director of several state and national initiatives, including a Cat II center of the NCTSN focused on Child Welfare. I began my career as a mental health therapist working with traumatized children and their families. I am one of the developers of the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (3rd Edition) released in April 2020. I have created numerous resources, curricula and consulting models related to trauma-informed systems. I have knowledge of implementation science and adult learning and years of experience providing training and technical assistance to child serving organizations and child welfare systems on trauma-informed change and secondary traumatic stress. I am a founding member of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium and an associate with TEND Academy.
Washington State University
Webster, Ruthlyn, Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW
Ruthlyn Webster, Ed.D., LCSW, ACSW As Kristi House’s former Programs Director, Dr. Webster oversaw Therapy and Project GOLD departments at Kristi House, which encompasses 28 staff members. She has shepherded Kristi House’s program growth during her 16 years at the agency, reaching more and more clients each year. She served as Director for Kristi House’s ongoing federal SAMHSA grant, which is spreading evidence-based interventions for child trauma throughout South Florida. In its first four years, the Miami C-START program a community based learning collaborative; treated 1,200 children and trained 172 therapists and caseworkers in evidence-based interventions for child sexual-related trauma. The SAMHSA project is now exploring evidence-based interventions that hold promise for child sex trafficking survivors, and is working closely with clients in Project GOLD, our CSEC program. Dr. Webster holds a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership; she is also a licensed clinical social worker, with more than 35 years’ experience as a field instructor, managing state and federally funded programs for abused children in culturally diverse settings, primarily in Harlem, NY and Miami. She has been trained and provides trainings in multiple Evidence Based Treatment Interventions. These includes: Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT); Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (PSB-CBT); Risk Reduction Family Therapy (RRFT); Modified TF-CBT for CSEC; and Infant Mental Health. Dr Webster also served on various NCTSN collaborative groups such as Child Abuse, CSEC, PSB and Sexual Health committees. She has been an adjunct faculty at Marymount College and Florida International University. Most recently November 2017-present Dr. Webster received training in the Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma Facilitator’s College, and is now conducting training workshops on the Core Curriculum as part of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) initiative. December 2018 Collaborative Paper submitted: Journal of Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research on: Preaching to the choir? Predictors of engagement in a community-based learning collaborative.
Western Michigan University: Children's Trauma Assessment Center
The Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP) at the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center will support further development of a collaborative continuum of trauma-informed services in Detroit. Working with traumatized urban youth and their families within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the project will increase child and familial resiliency, and will identify and address trauma from a multisystem perspective. Services will include trauma screening, comprehensive trauma assessment, parent trauma training, resiliency strategies for children and families, and workforce development. D-TIP will expand on existing treatment modalities and introduce Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR). Cohorts in at least two agencies will also be trained in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), a Parent Management Training (PMT) for military families.
Widdifield, Jimmy, Jr.
Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., is a Licensed Professional Counselor with post-graduate training through the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is trained and clinical experience in evidence-based treatments for child trauma and children with problematic sexual behaviors and adolescents with illegal sexual behaviors and their families. His expertise is in treatment of children with problematic sexual behavior and adolescents with illegal sexual behavior, their child victims, and their caregivers; and managing and providing training and technical assistance (TTA) primarily on problematic sexual behavior of youth to multidisciplinary audiences and the general public nationally and internationally. Mr. Widdifield is currently the Program Manager for the Freestanding Multidisciplinary Team Department at the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. In this role, he provides TTA on child maltreatment to more than 30 freestanding multidisciplinary teams and collaborates with the state chapter for child advocacy centers to provide training.
Wilgocki, Jennifer, MS, LCSW
Jennifer is an affiliate member of the NCTSN. She is an approved national trainer in TF-CBT and CBITS. In her private practice she provides trauma-specific treatment to children, adolescents, and their caregivers.Bounce Back as another EBP that I am an approved trainer for.
MSW with Prior Cat III PI at Family & Children's Services[Elizabeth NJ].Currently NCTSN Individual Affiliate Member. Affiliate Advisory Group, Steering Committee.Participated in I/DD and Multi-System Youth Collaborative Groups.NJ involvement: Community Access Unlimited/Special Projects/Nurtured Heart Approach Certified Trainer ;Families and Community Together/Board President;NJEA ACES Task Force;Shaping Elizabeth MH Task Force. Professional and lived experience with trauma.
William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing currently provides trauma-informed group and individual therapy, implemented using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to children and adolescents in public and public charter schools in Washington, DC, through its Resilient Scholars Project (RSP). With the NCTSN grant, RSP is expanding its services to offer home-based, family therapy, implemented using Trauma Adapted – Family Connections (TA-FC), to a subset of youth ages 6-17 who are already enrolled in the school-based services. RSP also includes trauma training/consultation for school/community partner personnel. In addition, RSP features both a policy and a research component. The children and youth in RSP are often exposed to domestic/community violence, sexual/physical assault, abuse, neglect, homicide, incarceration, suicide, homelessness, and intergenerational trauma. RSP services are focused in neighborhoods predominantly comprised of African American and Latino families who are impacted by poverty and violent crime. TA-FC is an evidence-based, culturally-informed intervention that incorporates case management to address basic needs and works holistically with students and their caregiving systems to address underlying trauma and build needed strategies and capacity to cope with future trauma exposure. The Wendt Center partners with the University of Maryland, Baltimore for technical expertise on TA-FC and The Catholic University of America for evaluation support.
Wilson, Kelly, MSW
I, Kelly Wilson, am the owner of Wilson Counseling & Consulting in Madison, WI. I have been a participating member of the NCTSN since 2003. In my private practice I specialize in the treatment of child and family trauma. I am also a trainer of TF-CBT, SPARCS, and PFA. I have a passion for working with complex trauma, children in out of home placements, LGBTQ youth, and youth who have been sexually exploited.