University of Arkansas Medical SCIS, Little Rock, The Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma (NEST)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]

The Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma (NEST) will: 1) provide culturally competent, client-centered, family-focused, evidence-based assessment and treatment—including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)—to 340 traumatized children aged 0–5 referred by child welfare professionals, early childhood educators, military partners and/or child advocates; 2) train, coach, and monitor fidelity in at least 70 mental health professionals to implement evidence-based interventions targeting young children; and 3) develop training materials, resource kits, and other tools to enhance trauma-informed practices for children aged 0–5 in court, child welfare, child advocacy, early childhood education, veteran, and military systems.

Benjamin Sigel
(501) 364-1592
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