Texas

LifeWorks South Austin Youth & Family Resource Center

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021]
City, State: 
Austin, TX
Contact: 
LeShawn Arbuckle, LCSW-S
Phone: 
512-324-6877
Address: 

The Center for Superheros Texas Tech Health Sciences University Center
3601 4th St.
Lubbock, TX, 79430-9406

Work: 
806-743-4066
Fax: 
806-743-2314
Description: 

Dr. Gomez was previously faculty at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the OU Health and Sciences Center in Oklahoma City where he specialized in Trauma-Focused CBT, treament adolescents with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB), parent-child interaction therapy, and assessment of autism spectrum disorders. He is a Nationally Certified TF-CBT therapist, completed the Train the Consultant TF-CBT program, and is currently in the Train-the-Train TF-CBT cohort with Dr. Cohen, Dr. Deblinger, and Dr. Mannarino. Dr. Gomez now is the Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the Department of Pediatrics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he remains committeed to dissemination of evidence based practices in psychology.

Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP

Address: 
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228
Work: 
214.818.2605
Fax: 
214.818.2645
Email: 
Description: 

Jeff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he earned the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has worked with residential populations, foster children, and with outpatients. Jeff was the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, where he also was involved in training, outpatient work with sexually abused children, and research. He has been a tenured professor at four universities. He directs the Research Institute of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff was named as an “Integrated Scholar” at Texas Tech University and received the “Outstanding Professional Award” in 2013 from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His interests include sexual abuse, PTSD, assessment, and treatment. Jeff has published over 40 journal articles; has made over 250 presentations; and has received foundation and grant support in excess of $5.0 million. He and his wife of 38 years have one delightful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.

Address: 

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence Children's Health
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235

Work: 
(214) 456-1522
Description: 

Sara Pollard completed a postdoctoral psychology fellowship with the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (GCTSI), an NCTSN Category III center and collaboration between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. During this fellowship, she developed expertise in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, Dr. Pollard delivered webinars on suicide, self-injury, and cultural issues in maltreated children. She now works in an integrated primary care clinic for children in foster care, and has been integrating the NCTSN's Resource Parent Curriculum with Triple P for foster and adoptive parents. She is especially interested in network projects related to integrated care, foster care, and cultural and systems issues.

Department of State Health Services (Texas), Texas Children Recovering from Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

City, State: 
Austin, TX
Contact: 
Marisol Acosta
Phone: 
(512) 838-4329

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices—in partnership with community partners throughout Houston and Detroit—will: 1) build community consensus; 2) provide training in trauma- and grief-informed, evidence-based assessments using the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT); and 3) assist with developmental and cultural adaptations to Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A), and provide training in its implementation. During the four-year project, the program will provide trauma-informed care to approximately 18,000 underserved youth across southeastern Michigan and Houston, Texas.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Julie Kaplow
Phone: 
(713) 486-2654
Address: 
El Centro de Corazon

7037 Capitol St.
Houston, TX 77011

Work: 
(832)494-1766
Fax: 
(713) 926-9105
Description: 

Rodolfo Orna is an individual affiliate and works at El Centro de Corzaon located in Houston, TX.

Center for Success and Independence, Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E)

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021 and 2010 - 2012]
Description: 

The Center for Success and Independence has created Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E), which will provide services to the Harris County, Texas, juvenile justice program including trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services to adolescents; new trauma-informed and trauma-focused practices in its residential program; and systems changes through consensus-building, training, and technical assistance. S.A.F.E targets youth aged 12-17 because of the high prevalence of PTSD in this population, and because studies show a link between traumatic stress and escalating delinquency.

The Center’s objectives include: 1) screening adolescents for PTSD at Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJP) sites; 2) providing trauma-informed assessment and residential treatment to adolescents using dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT); 3) implementing at least one new trauma-informed practice and one new trauma-focused intervention in the Center’s residential program, with new services delivered to adolescents; 4) providing a minimum of eight hours of training and 24 hours of technical assistance to HCJP staff in trauma-informed services provision; and 5) providing five additional training events for HCJP providers.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Alvaro Guevara

DePelchin Children's Center, Child Trauma Program

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The DePelchin Children’s Center Child Traumatic Stress Program delivers screening, assessment, case management, and mental health services to traumatized children residing in four southeast counties in Texas. Services are provided through DePelchin’s foster care, adoption/post-adoption, residential treatment, outpatient mental health counseling, and home-based therapy programs. DePelchin focuses on children who are the victims of complex trauma or who suffer from trauma related to traumatic loss, abuse (physical, psychological, or sexual), maltreatment, or neglect. As a result of its participation in the NCTSN, DePelchin has integrated an emphasis on trauma-informed practices throughout the agency. DePelchin works with the community to provide information and training on best practices in child trauma treatment, and to increase the availability of and improve access to mental health services in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. DePelchin has also been actively involved in supporting evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Re-funded in 2008, DePelchin implemented the Child Trauma Program (DCTP) to mobilize Houston/Gulf Coast communities to help children and families address and overcome the unwanted effects of trauma. The DCTP targeted 1) children affected by trauma and in need of trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatment including referral to culturally adapted services (240 children); 2) children and families impacted by the effects of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (360 children); and 3) children and families of military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan (100 families). The primary service area was Greater Harris County, Texas, including Houston, parts of the Gulf Coast, and surrounding counties. The DCTP brought together community leaders serving the target populations to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Major goals were to: 1) establish a coordinated framework of community services, training, and leadership; 2) expand access to the delivery system of trauma-focused mental health care in the Houston/Gulf Coast area to children and families suffering the long-term effects of natural disaster and deployment trauma; and 3) provide leadership for the dissemination of information on the impact of trauma on children and families and the utilization of trauma-focused interventions.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Jennifer Mills
Phone: 
(713) 802-6209

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (S.C.A.N.), Border Traumatic Stress Response (Border TSR)

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Border Traumatic Stress Resource Center (BTSRC), a project under Serving Children and Adults in Need Inc. (SCAN) is an affiliate site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. BTSRC focuses on: 1) enhancing the skills of its workforce to use a trauma lens in everything they do; 2) utilizing trauma-specific interventions that are evidence-based; 3) developing services that concurrently treat traumatic stress and substance abuse; 4) partnering with other organizations around the country to advance services and resources for children and families impacted by trauma; and 5) serving as an information clearinghouse for NCTSN products and training resources for professionals and organizations in Webb County and surrounding areas that desire to become more knowledgeable about trauma-informed care and adept at delivering trauma-informed services.
City, State: 
Laredo, TX
Contact: 
Susana Rivera
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