New York

Address: 

Yonkers, NY

Bellevue Hospital Center, Creating Trauma-Focused Care in Secure Detention

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Creating Trauma-Focused Care in Juvenile Secure Detention will establish trauma-informed mental health screening in the New York City (NYC) secure juvenile detention centers. The program will establish groups trained in an evidence-based skills practice to help reduce trauma-related problems, and will build collaborative partnerships in the child-serving systems associated with juvenile detention to increase trauma responsiveness in those systems. Goals include: 1) creating and evaluating a systematic trauma-informed mental health screening process, and developing and disseminating a product through the Network; 2) adapting and evaluating the Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation-Adolescents (STAIR-A) skill-building group protocol for use in juvenile detention centers by juvenile detention center staff and mental health clinicians; 3) providing and evaluating an approach for the secure juvenile detention centers that includes an awareness of trauma, and a common language and methodology for handling trauma-related emotional and behavioral issues; and 4) building a collaborative partnership among major youth-serving systems that interact directly with NYC juvenile detention centers (e.g., probation, family courts, foster care agencies providing nonsecure detention), and extending trauma knowledge and trauma-informed care into those systems. During the four- year project, 7,200 unduplicated residents will be screened and 4,320 will participate in STAIR-A groups.

Contact: 
Michael Surko
Phone: 
(646) 935-7284

Adelphia University, Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment at the School of Social Work will: 1) create a skilled trauma-focused workforce of social work and other mental health professionals on Long Island and in parts of New York City; 2) support delivery of evidence-based treatments to adolescents across Long Island, with an emphasis on youth in residential settings; and 3) build on existing collaborations with local and national agencies, and with service systems, to improve the quality of trauma-informed services by multidisciplinary providers (e.g., child welfare, probation). During the four years of the project, the institute will provide training on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent trauma to more than 1,300 social work students and multidisciplinary providers across the region, extending the scope of evidence-based and trauma-informed service delivery to more than 4,000 adolescents.

Contact: 
Victor Labruna
Phone: 
(516) 672-3859

Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The School-Based Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center will be created by Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education in southwest Brooklyn, to further develop and validate trauma-informed treatments and services that will serve culturally diverse children and youth, and their families. The goals are to: 1) form a community coalition focused on building capacity to address child and family trauma, particularly within the context of larger child-serving systems including day care, preschools, schools, youth services, and child welfare; 2) build up community and stakeholder consensus and work collaboratively with TSA Centers and the NCCTS; 3) further culturally modify the TEMAS Narrative Therapy-Trauma (TNT-T); 4) develop an outreach component, which will include workshops to train parents, school and community agency personnel, and primary care providers; 5) train mental health staff and pediatric staff throughout the LFHC’s nine primary care centers and 15 school-based health centers; 6) identify, screen, and refer children and adolescents at high risk for traumatic stress; 7) train mental health staff at the Sunset Terrace Mental Health Center and Healthy Connections program; and 8) export training on the implementation of culturally competent, evidence-based TNT-T modalities.
 

Contact: 
Giuseppe Costantino
Phone: 
(718) 630-8919
Address: 
444 Community Drive Suite 301 
Manhasset, NY 11030
Work: 
(516) 481-3716
Fax: 
(516) 481-3716
Description: 
Juliet M. Vogel

was formerly associated with the NCTSN Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center of the North Shore LIJ Health System in Manhasset, NY. She was strongly involved with NSLIJ work after 9/11 with children, families, and first responders and she also was involved in the development of a program for military personnel and their families. Dr. Vogel continues to be involved in the NCTSN Family Systems and Military Families workgroups and has been collaborating with the University of Oklahoma Terrorism and Disaster Center on work related to family resilience.

Address: 
266 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Work: 
(516) 467-6667
Fax: 
(516) 765-9146
Address: 

750 Columbus Avenue, Suite 5-D
New York, NY 10025

Work: 
(917) 716-6546
Description: 

Carrie Epstein was formerly senior director of the Safe Horizon Center for Child Innovation in Brooklyn, NY. Currently she is in private practice. She is also a faculty member at Yale where she will continue to adapt and disseminate the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, the early intervention/secondary prevention model for children exposed to potentially traumatic events.

Robin F. Goodman, PhD, ATR-BC

Address: 

915 Broadway, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10010

Work: 
(212) 388-1599
Description: 

Robin Goodman is director of A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center in New York, New York. She is also a consultant to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, focusing on childhood traumatic grief-related activities and NCTSN projects. Dr. Goodman also was a consultant for the Department of Defense Educational Opportunities Directorate and for the NCTSN. Previously, as director of Bereavement Programs at the NYU Child Study Center, an NCTSN grantee, she co-directed a clinical and research program for bereaved 9/11 families.

Address: 

20 Park Avenue
Stillwater, NY 12170

Work: 
(518) 944-3703
Description: 

Joseph Benamati is author of START (Systematic Training to Assist in the Recovery from Trauma) and former center director of the Parsons Child and Family Center's NCTSN project in Albany, New York. Dr. Benamati is currently a faculty member at the Sanctuary Leadership Development Institute in Yonkers, New York. He remains involved with the Network through his membership on the NCTSN Steering Committee (2008–2010), and through his trainings and speaking engagements around the United States.

Safe Horizon, Inc., Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Center for Child Traumatic Stress (CCTS) will adapt, disseminate, implement, and sustain culturally competent, trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment services for children at multiple points in the posttraumatic trajectory. A range of treatments will be provided at Safe Horizon's diverse child service settings throughout New York City including acute and early interventions, and longer-term treatments for more chronic PTSD. During the four years of this project, CCTS expects to serve approximately 28,200 youth.
Contact: 
Victoria Dexter
Phone: 
(347) 328-8031
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