Illinois

La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The LRCH CCTC's primary mission is to ensure that expert trauma-focused services are available to low-income, multiple-barriered, African-American children and youth on Chicago's South Side, where their risk of exposure to traumatic stressors is extremely high. All services are provided free of charge to families. The LRCH 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. LRCH CCTC provides services to children (0-18) exposed to the full range of traumatic events including medical trauma and complex trauma. As an Affiliate Site, the CCTC provides trauma-focused assessment and treatment services to over 300 children each year. Staff members all have specialized experience and training in trauma, including formal training in at least one of the following interventions: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC; Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola, & van der Kolk, 2005); Child-Parent Psychotherapy (Lieberman & Van Horn, 2008); Phase-Oriented Trauma-Focused Therapy (e.g., Cloitre, Koenen, Cohen, & Han, 2002; Herman, 1992); Strengthening Family Coping Resources (Kiser, 2006); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g., Cohen, Mannarino, Berliner, & Deblinger, 2000); and/or the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (Valentino, Berkowitz, & Stover, 2010). LRCH CCTC has continued to develop its Child Parent Psychotherapy practice by internally training all licensed staff in this model. Additional services provided by LRCH CCTC staff include forensic interviewing, case management, and family advocacy. Trauma-informed consultation is provided to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and to the University of Chicago Hospital's Burn Unit by a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at LRCH CCTC. LRCH CCTC has also forged a partnership with The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County to provide evidence-based trauma-focused services to violently injured youth.
Contact: 
Renee Dominguez, Ph.D.
Phone: 
((773) 374-3748, extension 2229

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

Chaddock, Trauma Initiative of West Central Illinois

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012]
Description: 
The LRCH CCTC’s primary mission is to ensure that expert trauma-focused services are available to low-income, multiple-barriered African-American children and youth on Chicago’s South Side, where their risk of exposure to traumatic stressors is extremely high. All services are provided to families free of charge. The LRCH 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. LRCH CCTC provides services to children (0-18) exposed to the full range of traumatic events including medical trauma and complex trauma. As an Affiliate Site, the CCTC provides trauma-focused assessment and treatment services to over 300 children each year. All staff members have specialized experience and training in trauma, including formal training in at least one of the following interventions: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC; Kinniburgh, Blaustein, Spinazzola, & van der Kolk, 2005); Child-Parent Psychotherapy (Lieberman & Van Horn, 2008); Phase-Oriented Trauma-Focused Therapy (e.g., Cloitre, Koenen, Cohen, & Han, 2002; Herman, 1992); Strengthening Family Coping Resources (Kiser, 2006); Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g., Cohen, Mannarino, Berliner, & Deblinger, 2000); and/or the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (Valentino, Berkowitz, & Stover, 2010). LRCH CCTC has continued to develop its Child-Parent Psychotherapy practice by internally training all licensed staff in this model. Additional services provided by LRCH CCTC staff include forensic interviewing, case management, and family advocacy. Trauma-informed consultation is provided to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and to the University of Chicago Hospital’s Burn Unit by a licensed clinical psychologist on staff at LRCH CCTC. LRCH CCTC has also forged a partnership with the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County to provide evidence-based trauma-focused services to violently injured youth.
Contact: 
Angel Knoverek
Phone: 
(217) 222-0034 x323

Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Planning

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2010 - 2013]
Description: 
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning (CCTASP) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will specialize in comprehensive, trauma-focused assessment; training and consultation; and development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions focused on the developmental effects of trauma. The CCTASP will build an infrastructure to more effectively assess the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving systems, develop intervention resources to address identified needs in practice, and enhance widespread dissemination and application of effective interventions. Interventions will be geared toward children, adolescents, caregivers, and providers across a range of child-serving settings with a particular focus on child welfare, residential treatment centers, and juvenile justice. The center will emphasize the dissemination and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths-Trauma (CANS-Trauma) as a trauma-focused and strengths-based comprehensive assessment, treatment, and systems planning tool. Additionally, the CCTASP will translate and apply assessment information in a meaningful way for providers and consumers. The goals of CCTASP are to: 1) enhance education in and skill-building on a range of developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; 2) expand dissemination of and increase accessibility to comprehensive trauma-focused assessments on the developmental effects of trauma across child-serving settings; 3) enhance translation of trauma-focused assessments in practice; and 4) integrate and disseminate trauma-focused assessments and service/treatment interventions on the developmental effects of trauma.
Contact: 
Cassandra Kisiel
Phone: 
(312) 503-0459
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