Christiansen, Ashley, MFT

Individual Affiliate - Pennsylvania

Ashley is a trauma clinician with over 10 years of experience working with youth and families in the Philadelphia, PA area. She is a Trauma and Problematic Sexual Behavior Clinician at Philadelphia Children's Alliance, Philadelphia's child advocacy center (CAC). She is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT and Problematic Sexual Behavior-CBT (school age), working with youth who have experienced significant trauma and youth exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. She is currently working toward certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Location:
Philadelphia Children's Alliance Philadelphia , PA
Work:
(301) 606-1894

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Organizational Affiliate - Ohio
Funding Period:
2009-2012

The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a multi-disciplinary child abuse team and child advocacy center comprised of social workers, psychologists, child abuse physicians and fellows, child protection case workers, prosecutors, and police. The Center screens over 2,000 families each year for child abuse and neglect and provides several trauma-informed psychological therapies including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and child and family traumatic stress intervention (CFTSI). The Center provides local, statewide, and national trainings including Beyond the Silence Forensic Interviewing, Darkness to Light, PCIT, Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE), Child Abuse Pediatrics and Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training. The Divisional research focuses on adverse childhood experiences, traumatic brain injury, traumatic stress, parent and child interaction parenting support and adversity screening in pediatric primary care. The Mayerson Center is also building community capacity to address and prevent trauma and child maltreatment.

Location:
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati , OH 45229
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Clark, Emilie, LMSW

Individual Affiliate - New York

Emilie Clark, LMSW, is a licensed social worker in agency-based and private practice who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Emilie currently works with The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children where she provides Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and youth ages five and older. She also supervises therapeutic visitation between children and non-custodial parents following traumatic ruptures. Emilie graduated from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College as a participant in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Child Trauma Program and has also trained with the Ackerman Institute for the Family's Gender and Family Project in work with transgender and gender expansive youth and their families. She approaches her work form an anti-oppressive lens, with the understanding that interpersonal and systemic traumas greatly impact emotional health. In addition to her work as a therapist, Emilie has worked in LGBTQ+ program development and service delivery in a variety of settings including health clinics, community centers, schools, and residential care facilities.

Location:
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children New York , NY
Work:
(513) 509-6439

Clark, Jim, LCSW, Ph.D.

Individual Affiliate - Florida

Jim Clark, LCSW is Dean of the FSU College of Social Work.  His work includes forensic behavioral health, disaster interventions, clinical and research ethics, and the study of lives.  He has responsibility for research and service institutes that serve a wide number of populations exposed to traumatic stress.

Location:
College of Social Work, Florida State University Room C2502 UCC Tallahassee , FL
Work:
(859) 333-3424

Clifford Beers

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Connecticut
Funding Period:
2021-2026

Clifford Beers (CB), a 107 year old institution providing trauma informed mental health services for children and adults throughout the lifespan has been strategically growing its whole family, trauma informed integrated care, model of care designed to reduce chronic stress. Focusing our work on the systemic and structural changes related to the delivery of mental health services, this project proposes to develop and implement and infuse anti-racist training in our model of care, developing a tool kit for replication of Trauma Informed Anti-Racist (TIAR) Whole Family Approach to Care. The main purpose of the project is to integrate whole family anti-racist thinking and social determinants of health perspective in trauma-informed service system design, to ensure the trauma treatments are responsive to inequity, sensitive to systemic racism and care is contextualized to the needs of the people served.

Location:
93 Edwards Street
New Haven , CT 06511
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Clinical and Support Options (CSO)

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Massachusetts
Funding Period:
2016-2021, 2022-2027

The “Stress, Trauma, and Resilience” (STaR ll) project is an NCTSN Category III Trauma Center serving western Massachusetts and northern parts of Worcester County. The program is being implemented by Clinical and Support Options (CSO), which is a community-based nonprofit behavioral health agency providing individuals and families with comprehensive and holistic care. CSO embraces a trauma-informed culture in fulfillment of its mission to provide responsive and effective interventions and therapeutic services to support adults, children and families. CSO serves more than 18,000 individuals and families annually in their quest for stability, growth and an enhanced quality of life. The STaR ll project has three activity areas: 1. Implementing the “ARC Framework” (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency) as the primary treatment framework for therapy with clients from the ages of 2 to 20 who have experienced trauma, in all of our child and family programs. 2. Providing staff training on trauma-informed practices along two tracks: Track 1, training on diverse topics related to trauma informed care; and Track 2, treatment specific training on the ARC Framework. 3. Building community collaboration and awareness of trauma-informed practices through agency-to agency training and consulting, targeted events aimed at raising awareness about stress and trauma with school staff and members of other helping professions, and general public events aimed at systems change in the community as a whole.

Location:
8 Atwood Drive
Northampton , MA 01060
Staff:

Clinical Services

Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III - Wisconsin
Funding Period:
2021-2026

Wellpoint Care Network is a community-facing, human-serving organization with deep roots in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. We have partnered with thousands of local individuals and families as they work to overcome the effects of adversity and trauma. We facilitate healing through comprehensive prevention, intervention and crisis resources, ultimately supporting individuals and families to enhance their ability to thrive. We champion stability, embrace equity, advocate for just and caring systems and are committed to being a safe place for people to seek support. Mental Health Services Staff at our outpatient clinic provide in-person and online therapy services to children and families in the Milwaukee area. We also serve students, teachers and other staff members in 13 school districts across southeastern Wisconsin. In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee, trauma focused assessment and treatment are provided via Project Thrive. The physical, behavioral and emotional needs of children and teens in foster care can range from moderate to complex. We work with close to 1,900 children annually to provide case management services that ensure safety, permanence and well-being. We’ve been at the forefront of the trauma informed care movement for the past 15 years, and have trained more than 60,000 professionals across the fields of human services, education and law enforcement, who impact people’s lives daily.

Location:
8901 W. Capitol Drive
Milwaukee , WI 53222
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Coalition for Compassionate Schools

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Louisiana
Funding Period:
2022-2026

Our goals are to: 1) Increase the capacity of New Orleans K – 8 public schools to implement and sustain a trauma-informed, healing-centered service delivery model to improve outcomes for youth exposed to trauma and prevent new exposure in schools; 2) Expand implementation of our model to afterschool programs and coordinate training and consultation across service systems to support service providers and youth affected by traumatic events; and 3) Develop additional products to support a trauma-informed, healing-centered service delivery model and provide training, consultation, and implementation support for the replication and dissemination of our model to schools across the country.

Location:
200 Broadway St., Suite 201
New Orleans , LA 70115
Website:
Staff:

Colen, Abby, LCSW

Individual Affiliate - New Jersey

I am currently the Project Director for a category II Transforming Trauma Grant and oversee all project management for the base grant and the supplemental grant working with the UAC population. I have facilitated trainings in TF-CBT, TARGET and ARC in our community and was trained in all three modalities. I have facilitated workshops in Trauma 101, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Being a Trauma Informed Agency and Being a Trauma-Informed Resource Parent. I have also been trained in CCCT and have facilitated CCCT workshops. I have participated in the TIOA Pilot project and have been part of NCTSN call groups including the Project Directors Community of Practice, the UAC Call, the CCCT call and the TIOA calls. I have led the New Jersey Trauma Network Team meetings and oversee the New Jersey Trauma Network Team Newsletter.

Location:
Elizabeth , NJ
Work:
(973) 280-2905

Collective for Antiracist Child and Family Systems

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II - Maryland
Funding Period:
2003-2007, 2007-2012, 2021-2026

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Maryland School of Social Work will establish an NCTSI Category II TSA center, the Collective for Antiracist Child and Family Systems (CACFS), to transform child and family-serving systems by supporting organizations and providers to adopt antiracist, anti-oppressive practices to prevent trauma exposure and repair trauma effects among Black and Latinx children, youth, and families. Target population: CACFS will train and support human services providers, including social workers and mental health clinicians, supervisors, and administrators, from child and family serving organizations and systems, including child welfare agencies. Strategies/ Interventions: The CACFS will develop, model, and expand the implementation of three culturally responsive trauma approaches, SHARP, Radical Healing, and HEART. Goals and objectives: CACFS will: (1) expand the knowledge base for, and increase the number of organizations working to reduce trauma in Black/African American and Latinx children by effectively institutionalizing antiracist, anti-oppressive practices; and (2) address behavioral health disparities by developing and promoting antiracist, anti-oppressive trauma-informed care approaches, to support Black/African American and Latinx children and families to heal from trauma by engaging providers to increase knowledge and skills, and adopt new practices; and organizations to increase readiness for and/or commit to adopting practices, policies, and strategic plans that centralize racial equity and healing.

Location:
1741 Ashland Ave
Baltimore , MD 21205
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