Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals
Address: 

HEALS, Inc.
308 Fountain Circle
Huntsville, AL 35801

Work: 
(256) 428-7560
Fax: 
(256) 428-7561
Description: 

Connie Carnes was the director of the National Children's Advocacy Center. She is now director of HEALS, Inc. (Health Establishments at Local Schools), an agency that provides free medical and dental care to at-risk children in Title I schools. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding trauma-based knowledge and programs in schools.

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Aurora Mental Health Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves more than 5,000 people annually in Aurora, Colorado. Services are provided in eight counseling and specialized service centers; seven residential facilities; twenty-five public schools; two county departments of human services; and in homes, foster homes, and at other community locations. The center helps abused and neglected children and children who have witnessed interpersonal violence. The center's Intercept program works with children with mental illness and developmental disabilities, an underserved population with an extremely high prevalence of abuse, and has adapted Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children with developmental disabilities.
Contact: 
Kathie Snell
Phone: 
(303) 617-2733

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Services Center of Southern Arizona (CATTS) is a collaboration of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern Arizona, Arizona's Children Association, the Pima County Attorney's Office/Victim Witness Program, and La Frontera Center. The center provides services to children and adolescents and their families in Tucson/Pima County, Arizona, who have been exposed to trauma including sexual or physical abuse, domestic violence, school and community violence, and natural disasters. With particular sensitivity to Latino and Native American cultures, CATTS provides culturally informed, evidence-based, socioecologically valid, developmentally appropriate services. CATTS also collaborates with and trains key community stakeholders such as child welfare agencies; law enforcement; schools; family resource and wellness centers; social/behavioral health agencies; and consumers including caregivers, children and adolescents, and their families. The center also works with children and families at Davis Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca.
Contact: 
Elizabeth Wong
Phone: 
(520) 327-7122

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Alaska Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Anchorage Community Mental Health Services Child Trauma Center provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced complex trauma, and works to promote implementation of prevention and intervention services, based on best practices, throughout Anchorage. The center has developed and organized a Child Trauma Coalition—including service providers, educators, community leaders, advocates, and consumers—to advance systems change, build capacity, and promote community awareness.

In addition, the center serves as an expert resource regarding child trauma for Coalition members and the community at large. Working with the Coalition, the Trauma Center of Massachusetts, and the University of Alaska at Anchorage, the center is also helping to adapt, pilot, and evaluate the Trauma Center of Massachusetts's Attachment Self-Regulation and Competence (ARC) model to reflect local community needs, particularly those of Alaska Native children and children in the Alaska foster care system.

Contact: 
Joshua Arvidson
Phone: 
(907) 762-2817
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