Illinois

Address: 

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medici9ne
950 East 61st, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60637
 

Work: 
(773) 834-4394

Lake County Health Department, Trauma Informed Care for Youth and Families Residing in Lake County

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Trauma-Informed Care for Youth (TICY) and Families Residing in Lake County will use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat and serve children and adolescents, aged 2–18, and their families who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. TICY will develop expertise in trauma care and become a leader in enhancing trauma-informed care in the community by providing training on the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma. The project will serve 1,000 clients in direct clinical services. Priority will be given to military families.

Contact: 
Heather Robbins
Phone: 
(847) 377-8217

One Hope United Northern Region, The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth will integrate education, assessment, and treatment of trauma in children into the mental health, substance abuse, schools, and juvenile justice systems in Lake County. An evidence-based approach—Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)—will be used to treat traumatic stress symptoms in children aged 4–18. Approximately 200 youth with traumatic stress symptoms (20 percent from military families) will be treated during the course of the grant. The program will also serve an estimated 240 caregivers including 120–160 service members or military spouses. Training around implementation of trauma-informed care will be provided to 1,200 professionals during the course of the grant.

Contact: 
Liza Simon-Roper
Phone: 
(847) 245-6567
Address: 
Metropolitan Family Services
1 North Dearborn, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
Work: 
(312) 986-4292
Description: 

Vikki Rompala was the Co-Chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Committee at NCTSN and the Program Evaluation and Consumer Initiative Coordinator at La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Child Trauma Center. She now works as the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation at Metropolitan Family Services and remains involved with creating trauma-informed services for many different service sectors including domestic violence, child welfare, youth development, early childhood, and outpatient mental health settings.

Address: 
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
222 Merchandise Mark Plaza, Suite 1351
Chicago, IL 60654
Work: 
(312) 379-1682
Fax: 
(312) 467-0130
Description: 

Nicole Tefera is an individual affiliate member and currently works at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center, Institute for Juvenile Research

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC): Treatment Collaborative for Trauma and Violence (TCTV) will promote and disseminate comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated care for multiproblem, at-risk youth affected by trauma and violence involved with delinquency or the justice system. The program will strengthen both service system connectivity and community-based best practices for trauma-informed intervention and prevention, particularly among court judges, juvenile justice probation officers, and law enforcement staff. TCTV goals are to: 1) increase awareness about the needs of traumatized youth who are affected by community and domestic violence—and who are involved with court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems—while emphasizing the enhancement of community resources and service system collaboration; 2) disseminate trauma-informed treatment approaches designed for multiproblem youth experiencing traumatic stress, violence exposure, and co-occurring substance abuse—using Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (TST-SA)—and disruptive behavior problems, using STRONG Families; and 3) provide training and consultation to facilitate service system and community resource collaboration, using a socioecologically based and trauma-informed model of collaboration developed by UYTC, called YOUTH-CAN (Youth Overcoming Urban Trauma and Healing through Community Action Network), which promotes the use of best practices for trauma intervention and violence prevention among youth service providers within targeted communities.
Contact: 
Jaleel Abdul-Adil
Phone: 
(312) 413-1371

Youth Network Council dba Illinois Collaboration on Youth, Trauma-Informed Youth Services Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Youth Network Council (YNC) is the lead agency for the Trauma-Informed Youth Service Initiative (TIYSI). YNC is partnering with at least nine community-based service providers across the state and building capacity of 30 youth service providers. TIYSI will focus on three populations of youth aged 9–17: youth at high risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system, youth re-entering communities after incarceration, and youth in military families. Using the evidence-based therapeutic intervention Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), TIYSI expects to serve approximately 1,050 youth during the four-year project period. YNC will also provide trauma-informed training and capacity-building services to the grassroots and community-based agencies that comprise the statewide youth service system.
Contact: 
Michelle Arnold
Phone: 
(312) 861-6600

Children's Research Triangle, Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Trauma Treatment Program: Increasing Trauma Services for Youth The Trauma Treatment Program (TTP): Increasing Trauma Services for Youth at Children's Research Triangle will increase the availability of trauma-focused therapeutic services for children and adolescents aged 0–18 by implementing evidenced-based interventions, and by training professionals and nonprofessionals about the impact of trauma on youth. The TTP will employ several best practice interventions including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS). During the four years of funding, 1,200 children and adolescents will be screened for traumatic histories; 900 will undergo a systematic trauma assessment; 240 will participate in TTP trauma-focused interventions; 240 will participate in Youth Trauma Workshops; and 400 professionals and 200 nonprofessionals will receive training about the impact of trauma.
Contact: 
Linda Schwartz
Phone: 
(312) 726-4011

La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
La Rabida Children's Hospital's Chicago Child Trauma Center (CCTC) serves inner-city African Americans and other Chicago-area children exposed to the full range of traumatic events including medical trauma and complex trauma. Refunded, the CCTC now expects serve a total of 1,350 children, and will evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for urban African American children. Effective practices will then be disseminated to major child service system stakeholders. Given the CCTC's emphasis on resiliency and consumer involvement, expertise in child trauma, experience in the NCTSN, regional and national reputations, and existing collaborative relationships, the center expects to increase and enhance services to traumatized children in the Chicago area. As the only Community Treatment and Services Center in the NCTSN whose primary mission is serving urban African American children living in poverty, the CCTC brings to the Network a sophisticated understanding of societal, cultural, and multigenerational factors that shape children's responses to and recovery from exposure to trauma. Among the ten goals are: increasing capacity to provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), disseminating complex trauma interventions, and working with the Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition to build trauma-informed service systems across the state.
Contact: 
Brad Stolbach
Phone: 
(773) 374-3748

Heartland Health Outreach, International Family, Adolescent and Child Enhancement Services (IFACES)

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 
Community-Based Refugee Trauma Treatment (Community-Based RTT) is a program of International FACES (Family, Adolescent and Child Enhancement Services) at Heartland Health Outreach, which provides services to refugee children, adolescents, and families in Chicago suffering from trauma-related distress or emotional stress resulting from and exacerbated by the refugee experience. More than half of the refugee children seen at International FACES are diagnosed with anxiety disorders, including PTSD, and experience a variety of other trauma-related problems including persistent fears of death, violent memories and nightmares, insomnia, depression, behavior disorders, developmental delays, or poor performance in school. International FACES will expand its culturally and linguistically appropriate, trauma-informed service model to include adaptation and application of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). IFACES, in collaboration with World Relief-Chicago's (WRC) Horizons Clinic, will provide in-school CBITS programming to help refugee students and their families manage the symptoms of trauma, develop their capacity to self-soothe, and improve their social and school functioning. Community-Based RTT services will be delivered to 200 children in four public schools located in multicultural neighborhoods on the north side of Chicago; in participants' homes; and on-site at International FACES and WRC's Horizons clinic.
Contact: 
Thad Rydberg
Phone: 
(773) 751-4188
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