Rhode Island

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Providence’s Children and Youth Cabinet is the backbone entity for the city’s collective impact work, convening multiple systems, stakeholders and partners to identify shared priorities for child wellbeing and implement quality programs to improve outcomes for children and youth. Our Building Trauma Sensitive Schools initiative addresses the high levels of trauma experienced by adolescents through a school-based continuum of services. By leveraging partnerships among residents and systems and building upon an established framework for setting joint priorities and implementing proven programs we ameliorate youth trauma in some of the most challenged schools in the most challenged neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. Our continuum of services includes 1) establish rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in youth; data that is currently scarce or unavailable, 2) implement socially and culturally relevant evidence based programs, primarily Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools, 3) enhance youth, community and family engagement in therapeutic programs with innovative performance arts programming, 4) build trauma-sensitive practice across the school system through training and professional development and 5) magnify the issue of youth trauma to the policy and decision-making level at the School District to promote adoption of trauma-sensitive policies.

City, State: 
Providence, Rhode Island
Contact: 
Matthew Billings
Phone: 
(401) 464-1511
Address: 

Kristen Garvin
The Therapy Collaborative
150 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906

Work: 
(203) 803-0336
Description: 

Kristen Garvin was the former Project Director and Trauma Clinician of the Children's Treatment & Recovery Center in Providence, RI. She is one of four providers in the state to be certified in Trauma-Focused CBT. She is now working in the private practice setting in Providence, RI and continues to be dedicated to helping children and adults recover from traumatic events. She utilizes evidence-based interventions as well as her therapy dog to facilitate progress and growth in children, individuals, and families.

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc., Children's Treatment and Recovery Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Children's Treatment and Recovery Center (CTRC) is aligned with SAMHSA's "Trauma and Justice" and "Military Families" Strategic Initiatives. CTRC will raise the overall standard of trauma care within the state's child welfare and mental health systems; priority will be given to children involved with or at risk for involvement with child welfare and children of military families. During the lifetime of the grant, CTRC will provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), or Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to children and their families; and during the first year expects to train approximately 400 community partner and child welfare staff. CTRC currently consults with Network expert Judith Cohen, MD, on adapting TF-CBT for children in child welfare and residential settings, and for military families; and CTRC will also consult with and receive training from the Strong Families Strong Forces (SFSF) Program at Boston University on intervention with military families.
City, State: 
Providence, RI
Contact: 
Susan Erstling
Phone: 
(401) 331-1350
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