Illinois

University of Chicago - Complex Trauma Treatment Network

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Bradley Stolbach
Address: 

564 W. Randolph, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60661

Work: 
773-991-3655
Description: 

Ms. Groessl is a clinician, consultant, and clinical supervisor in private practice in Chicago, IL. She is also a PhD candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Ms. Groessl has worked for more than 20 years with children and adults who have experienced traumatic stress, and with those who have complex histories due to prenatal substance exposure or developmental trauma. She has trained locally and nationally on topics including child traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, prenatal substance exposure, cognitive and executive dysfunction, parent-child attachment, and military family issues. From 2009 to 2016, Ms. Groessl was the Project Coordinator for the NCTSN Category III center at Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago. During that time, she trained in several trauma-focused treatments including child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) Core Curriculum. Ms. Groessl has participated in several NCTSN collaborative workgroups including Partnering with Youth and Families, Military Families, and the Terrorism and Disaster Committee.

Address: 

Skokie, IL 60676

Description: 

Gene is a retired from Northwestern University, where, at the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) had a Category II grant that focused on the CANS assessment tool.  Presently Gene serves as the Director of Research for the ChildTrauma Academy and consults with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice on their MacArthur, Models for Change curriculum. Gene remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on public sector child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice issues.

Address: 

New Life Counseling
522 Vermont Street, Suite 0
Quincy, IL 26301
 

Work: 
(217) 617-1134
Description: 

Thomas Donovan is a trainer of Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Psychological First Aid (PFA). Thomas formerly served at Chaddock, a former category 3 site, as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. Currently he is the owner of New Life Counseling in Quincy, IL and Assistant Pastor at Columbus Road Baptist Church.  

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.

City, State: 
Waukegan, IL
Contact: 
Angie Stefani
Phone: 
(847) 377-8961

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.

City, State: 
St. Charles, IL
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: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 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.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Liza Suarez

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

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Youth Network Council DBA Illinois Collaboration on Youth is the lead agency for the Trauma-Informed Youth Service Initiative (TIYSI). We partner with more than nine community-based service providers across the state and work to build the capacity of over 30 youth service providers. TIYSI focuses 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), the TIYSI expects to serve approximately 1,050 youth during our four-year project period. We also provide trauma-informed training and capacity-building services to the grassroots and community-based agencies that comprise the statewide youth service system.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Michelle Howell
Phone: 
(312) 861-6600
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