Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is an alphabetical listing of NCTSN member organizations. This list includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each organization, the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, program description, and contact information are listed.

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Click here (PDF) for a complete listing of Network members by federal fiscal year. This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Rutgers Biomedical/Health Sciences-BBHS

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Rutgers Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery (CCRTR), located in Piscataway, NJ, is a partnership between Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers School of Nursing, Rutgers School of Social Work, and the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. The center aims to provide training and consultation in evidence-informed trauma screening, assessment and treatment to the current and developing NJ workforce of child mental health service providers. The CCRTR partners access trainings and consultation in the provision of the trauma-focused screening and assessment, and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework. The CCRTR focuses on supporting providers that deliver trauma-informed service to youth ages 0-10 and their caregivers in order to engage in early interventions for children exposed to trauma. We also track outcomes for children and families receiving services from our key providers that are engaged in our trauma-informed care learning communities. The Center aims to create a highly skilled workforce to provide trauma-focused interventions to New Jersey’s most vulnerable children at a critical time in their development. CCRTR is developing a resource-rich website that will include information and links related to trauma-informed care for children and families. The CCRTR’s long-term benefits for New Jersey’s children and families is to use a targeted approach to screen and treat trauma’s impact, build resilience in children and their families, and create a large, interdisciplinary learning community in the state of NJ for providers dedicated to trauma-informed care.

City, State: 
Piscataway, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly N. Moore
Phone: 
(732) 235-5399

Safe Horizon, Inc., Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Center for Child Traumatic Stress (CCTS) will adapt, disseminate, implement, and sustain culturally competent, trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment services for children at multiple points in the posttraumatic trajectory. A range of treatments will be provided at Safe Horizon's diverse child service settings throughout New York City including acute and early interventions, and longer-term treatments for more chronic PTSD. During the four years of this project, CCTS expects to serve approximately 28,200 youth.
City, State: 
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: 
Victoria Dexter
Phone: 
(347) 328-8031

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (S.C.A.N.), Border Traumatic Stress Response (Border TSR)

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Border Traumatic Stress Response Center is a program of Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) in Laredo, TX. The Center provides individual counseling services to youth that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event including sexual and physical abuse, traumatic grief, and exposure to family, community or school violence. The target population is trauma exposed youth ages 3 to 17 including children of military families, children involved in the child welfare system, children of caregivers with substance use disorders who receive outpatient trauma treatment, children receiving shelter services through SCAN’s Emergency Youth Shelter, and adolescents ages 12 to 17 with co-occurring trauma and substance abuse that are involved in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems and are receiving residential substance abuse treatment at SCAN. The target population is composed almost entirely of first generation Mexican Americans or Mexican immigrants who are bilingual or primarily Spanish speaking. The evidence-based interventions being implemented include TF-CBT and ICARE, with cultural modifications made to ensure that all services are culturally and linguistically relevant. The Center partners with community stakeholders representing local school districts, law enforcement, juvenile justice, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, and child welfare.
City, State: 
Laredo, TX
Contact: 
Susana Rivera
Phone: 
(956) 724-3177
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Spurwink Refugee Mental Health Project utilizes Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R), a multi-tiered mental health promotion model, to improve access to trauma-informed mental health services for refugee children and adolescents in Maine. The project is a partnership with the Refugee Trauma and Resiliency Center at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), United Somali Women of Maine, schools, providers, and grassroots organizations. The project provides services to refugee children and adolescents who have or are at risk for mental health issues due to complex trauma histories related to war, persecution, resettlement and acculturation. TST-R takes a social ecological approach to working with these children and youth, building systems of care that respond to their multi-dimensional needs. The initiative includes broad-based prevention and community resilience building, community-based skill-building groups for youth, and intensive home-based family therapy for those with significant mental health needs. All services are delivered by mental health clinicians and cultural brokers who assist the team and community in creating cross-cultural understanding and change.

City, State: 
Portland, ME
Contact: 
Sarah Ferriss
Phone: 
(207) 871-1211
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc. (SIMHS) is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) children’s services agency serving Staten Islanders since 1895. The mission of the Staten Island Mental Health Society is to improve the quality of life for Staten Island children and their families. Our vision is to have affordable, high quality, and evidence-based mental health, chemical dependence and related services readily available for Staten Island children. While specializing in the treatment of mental health related problems, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependence, it is also a respected, well established provider of effective services to disconnected and at-risk youth and adolescents transitioning to adulthood. The Society provides services to children and adolescents and their families who have been exposed to trauma including sexual or physical abuse, witness of domestic violence, school and community violence, and natural disasters. The focus of our NCTSN grant work is to expand, and enhance our continuum of evidence based trauma care to better serve children affected by an array of compounding traumatic events. SIMHS will utilize TF-CBT, CBITS and psychoeducation resiliency curriculums across our system of care that includes out-patient clinics, school based clinics, Children's Day Treatment Programs, as well as Head Start programs.

City, State: 
Staten Island, NY
Contact: 
Yezenia Ortiz-Perez
Phone: 
(718) 442-2225
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Complex Trauma Treatment Network (CTTN) is a network within the NCTSN established in 2009 to develop, adapt, and disseminate evidence-based child/family complex trauma interventions (CTI’s). The CTTN engages in three levels of activity across all ten HHS service regions: (I) enhancement of complex-trauma informed infrastructure across the care continuum; (II) CTI model dissemination, trainer-training, and adoption in residential treatment (RT), juvenile justice (JJ) and youth/family homeless shelter (HS) settings; and (III) promotion of regional sustainability of CTI’s through establishment of interagency consortia within large metropolitan regions, multistate urban corridors, and national service organizations. Building upon foundational groundwork from the past two funding cycles, CTTN is partnering with over two dozen state agencies and nonprofit foundations nationwide to conduct Learning Collaboratives embedding the ARC model as a systems and clinical intervention in RT settings and the Think Trauma Curriculum and the SPARCS treatment model in JJ settings, and to develop, pilot and refine an ARC-informed, brief SPARCS intervention for use in HS settings. The CTTN is also conducting intensive Learning Communities with the Division of Youth Services and Karidat Social Services in the Northern Mariana Islands, and with a coalition of seven governmental and nonprofit organizations led by the DHHS Behavioral Health Services Division in American Samoa, to seed complex-trauma informed infrastructure in the Pacific Island U.S. Territories. The CTTN is a collaboration of Suffolk University, The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, Adelphi University, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services and the University of Chicago and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Michael Suvak
Phone: 
(617) 994-6869
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Miami, FL
Contact: 
Christine Lalama

The Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Funding Period: 
[2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University offers clinical services to young people experiencing difficulty with fears, anxiety, shyness, and other related disorders such as depression and traumatic stress. It also offers specialty programs for preschool-aged children with disruptive behavior problems.

The program provides comprehensive evaluations and state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral treatment for children and adolescents between the ages of three and 17. For certain child populations and disorders, the program provides behavioral parent training as well as live and interactive Internet-based services delivered directly to the homes of families struggling with difficult preschoolers.  
 

City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Donna Pincus
Phone: 
(617) 353-9315
Email: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program, Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Children Who Witness Violence Program’s Violent Loss Response Team (VLRT) is a program of Frontline Service, Inc. that provides a crisis response and intensive case management services for children and families affected by homicide in the City of Cleveland.

VLRT is a partnership between the Cleveland Division of Police, MHS, and the Cuyahoga County Victim Witness Program. VLRT staff members provide comprehensive practical and emotional supportive services to family members of homicide victims. They work with families providing onsite crisis intervention and grief counseling, followed by intensive case management services that includes assistance food, shelter, and transportation; help with making funeral arrangements; applying for Victims of Crime Compensation; assistance with estate issues; applying for and accessing death benefits and life insurance; and helping to facilitating custody filings for children, if necessary. If families need ongoing care, VLRT provides mental health assessments and therapeutic services.

The Homicide Unit of the Cleveland Police Department makes referrals to VLRT by contacting the Frontline Service 24-hour crisis hotline. Staff provides a rapid response, usually within 24 hours, to engage the family in services. VLRT also works with the Witness Victim Center to help families navigate the criminal justice system and understand their legal rights. VLRT is available to the community 24/7.

The program’s original funding came from the Office of Victims of Crime of the U.S. Department of Justice in 2009, which enabled MHS and its partners to develop and deliver a best-practice model for families of homicide victims.

VLRT’s model has demonstrated success in addressing the immediate and emergent needs of families affected by traumatic loss. The community’s response has been overwhelmingly favorable, including requests to replicate the program.

The Police Assisted Referral Program was initiated on January 1, 2010. The project was designed to provide first responders with access to a trauma-informed mental health intervention that would address the domestic violence victims they encounter when responding to calls in public housing. CMHAPD makes referrals to the Crisis Hotline and information is relayed to clinical staff. At that time the PAR staff are notified of a new referral, and outreach attempts begin immediately. Some of the child services may include crisis intervention, trauma-informed diagnostic assessments, referrals and linkage to services, along with domestic violence advocacy and support services for the victim.

 

City, State: 
Cleveland, OH
Contact: 
Rosemary Creeden
Phone: 
(216) 274-3566

The Children's Center, Trauma Program for Families and Young Children

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Trauma Program for Families with Young Children will provide evidence-based trauma treatments to children aged 0–8 living in four metropolitan counties (Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber). Participants in the program will include children who have suffered trauma (including sexual, physical abuse, or neglect, and witnessing severe domestic violence) or traumatic grief. A specific focus will be on military children suffering from grief or from the return of an impaired parent/caregiver; other populations will include refugee children suffering from the loss of their home and extended family members, and children in domestic violence shelters. During the four-year program, approximately 6,000 children will be screened for trauma; and of those screened, 3,000 will receive trauma-informed mental health assessments. Additionally, 240 military children will be treated. By the end of the grant, 420 children and families will receive evidence-based trauma treatment.
City, State: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: 
Dough Goldsmith
Phone: 
(801) 582-5534