New Jersey

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

Family and Children's Service, Inc., NJ

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly Collins
Phone: 
(908) 352-7474 EXT. 221
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Center for Great Expectation's is a non-profit behavioral health agency in New Jersey that provides high quality, trauma-informed care to vulnerable, child welfare involved families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and substance use disorders. We have two residential programs for pregnant and parenting women: one for adolescents with mental health disorders and one for adult women with substance use disorders. We have an outpatient program that offers gender specific substance abuse treatment to adult men and women through both intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care. We have a supportive housing program that provides rental assistance and support services to women, with children, who are in recovery from substance use disorders. We have a licensed childcare center that provides a therapeutic environment for the children who reside in our residential programs. We approach parenting from an attachment perspective and have created a unique Parent Infant Mental Health Program in our residential programs. Our NCTSN Trauma Focused Care Project will enable us to bring ARC: Attachment, Regulation and Competency to all our programs to serve the children, adolescents, and caregivers that are involved in our treatment and support services. It will allow us to expand our Parent Infant Mental Health Services into the community. We will also be able to provide ARC training to other New Jersey programs that offer residential substance abuse services to women and children, helping to expand trauma informed care in the substance abuse treatment arena.

City, State: 
Somerset, NJ
Contact: 
Debbie Ruisard
Phone: 
(732) 247-7003
Address: 

Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth NJ 07202

Work: 
908-354-3040 x206
Mobile: 
973-666-2820
Fax: 
908-354-2665
Email: 
Description: 

Mr. Webb was formerly Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services in Elizabeth, NJ. He was co-developer of the agency’s Transforming Trauma grant funded by SAMHSA. He is currently a special projects consultant with Community Access Unlimited, also in Elizabeth. He assists with that organization’s trauma-informed care culture and in developing trauma-informed treatment services for at-risk youth.


 

Address: 

Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
 

Work: 
(908) 354-3040 ext. 206
Description: 
William Webb

is relatively new [2012] to the trauma-informed field after 40 + years in management and consulting in child welfare, family service, mental health.juvenile justice npo's and some government agencies. His MSW/ACSW training provides a clinical/organizational/community-based service system perspective to work with boards,staff,funders and community groups. He is currently consulting on special projects, incl.program development and community capacity development, focusing on developmental disabilities and youth at risk populations, at Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth NJ. Previously as ED at Family & Children's Services, He was instrumental in developing a "Transforming Trauma" program,funded by SAMHSA, to improve and increase trauma-informed and trauma-focused services to children and youth in multiple service systems in New Jersey. In partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the CARES Institute, our program faciltated TF-CBT training for clinicians regionally, developed a trauma-informed community collaborative and instituted an education and training program to assist other community providers in becoming trauma-informed. He is happy to continue his recent experience with NCTSN as an individual affiliate member and is very committed to helping strengthen the development and dissemination of trauma-informed services, knowledge and practice wherever possible.

Address: 

108 Clover Street Roselle, NJ 07203

Work: 
908-578-4889
Description: 

Dr. Jones is a former Post-doctoral Fellow with The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. While there she provided evidence based trauma treatment to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and facilitated trauma trainings to correctional officers, probation officers, and mental health staff. Dr. Jones currently works at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey and remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding evidence-based trauma practices in schools.

Family and Children's Services, Inc., NJ, Transforming Trauma Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Transforming Trauma Project (TTP) of the Family and Children's Services, Inc. (FACS), provides evidenced-based trauma treatment and screening to children, youth, and families who have experienced traumatic events. Over 80 clinicians, throughout the State of New Jersey, have been trained through the program in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in collaboration with the CARES Institute. The TTP provides community education to various child serving agencies and community organizations on the signs and symptoms of trauma and on how to prevent secondary traumatic stress. The New Jersey Trauma Network Team (NJ TNT), comprised of stakeholders and community members, meets quarterly to disseminate information in an effort to become a trauma-informed community. TTP focuses on reaching out to military families, and FACS is committed to providing efficient and effective services to our Service Members and their families.
 

City, State: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Contact: 
Marissa Mansueto
Phone: 
(908) 372-1007

CARES Institute at Rowan University

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The CARES Institute at Rowan University is a nationally recognized facility for its leadership in the development of evidence-based services for children who have suffered child abuse. Through this initiative, the institute disseminates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), enhances public and professional efforts toward early identification and protection of potential abuse victims, and improves children's access to evidence-based and developmentally and culturally sensitive treatment services. Through collaboration with local constituencies and NCTSN members, the institute helps increase awareness of, identify obstacles to, and improve access to effective mental health services for children who have suffered abuse or other violent crime. The CARES Institute has also developed and tested an intervention for physical abuse. In addition, the institute provides ongoing training and consultation on TF-CBT and physical abuse to mental health staff at New Jersey's three other Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Centers and to centers associated with the NCTSN.
City, State: 
Stratford, NJ
Contact: 
Esther Deblinger
Phone: 
(856) 566-7036
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