Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals
Address: 

Premier Evaluations, Inc.
120 Holbrook Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806

Work: 
Work: (256) 658-2090
Mobile: 
Description: 

Amy Shadoin was formerly research officer of the National Children's Advocacy Center. She now works as an evaluator with community-based organizations that address a broad spectrum of family violence issues. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on development and dissemination of evidence-based programs to prevent and treat trauma related to child abuse.

Address: 

PO Box 56
4855 Broad Street
Mooresville, AL 35649

Work: 
(256) 520-0366
Fax: 
(256) 350-1888
Description: 

JoAnn Jaco Plucker was project director for the National Children's Advocacy Center's NCTSN project in Huntsville, Alabama. She is now a private consultant and grant writer.

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Harborview Child Traumatic Stress Program is located at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS), a specialty program of the Harborview Medical Center, a University of Washington teaching hospital. The center serves children and adults affected by child maltreatment, rape and other violent crime, and other traumatic events.

Among its accomplishments as part of the NCTSN, the center: 1) increased its capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions at HCSATS; 2) improved mechanisms for identifying and linking affected children served within the medical center to other services; 3) created a collaboration with specialized community providers serving victims in diverse settings to increase identification, access, and availability of culturally specific treatments; and 4) constructed and managed a website for distance learning that also serves as a clinical resource for practitioners across the state.

Contact: 
Lucy Berliner
Phone: 
(206) 744-1600

Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Vermont Department of Mental Health will establish the Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative —(VCTC) twelve sites (eleven community mental health treatment centers and one private group practice) serving Vermont's fourteen counties—which will fully implement and sustain the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for complex trauma treatment. The target population is 350 children aged 3-18 who have experienced complex trauma (multiple and/or chronic exposure to developmentally adverse interpersonal victimization) and their families. The VCTC will consult with The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute for the statewide dissemination of ARC, and with the University of Vermont Connecting Cultures Program on adapting the ARC framework to better serve the VCTC's refugee communities. The VCTC has the support of key stakeholders including the state child welfare system, education system, domestic and sexual violence programs, and public/private mental health providers. The objectives are: 1) establishing a VCTC infrastructure at the local and state levels; 2) creating a Trauma-Informed Interagency Referral Network among child- and family-serving programs; 3) utilizing existing ARC Community Treatment and Services Teams to implement standardized trauma assessment and empirically based trauma treatments using the ARC framework; 4) developing in-state trauma consultation and training capacity for implementation and sustainability of ARC; 5) participating in NCTSN to incorporate lessons learned in trauma service implementation; and 6) developing systematic data collection and evaluation to monitor the quality and quantity of services and treatment.
Contact: 
Laurel Omland
Phone: 
(802) 863-6333

Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Medical Center

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children's Medical Center improves treatment and services for children who experience trauma related to child maltreatment. It used its grant funds to create and maintain a regional network of child therapists in seven Western states who participated and collaborated in training and consultation. This network is no longer being maintained, but the initiative is being sustained through regional collaboration for training on the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. Safe and Healthy Families continues to use evidence-based trauma treatment practices, maintains active collaboration with other centers, and has developed a protocol to help nurses educate parents about evidence-based trauma treatment practices as a part of forensic medical examinations.
Contact: 
Julie Bradshaw
Phone: 
(801) 662-3625

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/postadoption, 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.

Refunded in 2008, DePelchin will implement 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 will target 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 is Greater Harris County, Texas, including Houston, parts of the Gulf Coast, and surrounding counties. The DCTP will bring together community leaders serving the target populations to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Major goals are 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.

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: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Border Traumatic Stress Response (Border TSR) Project at Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (S.C.A.N.), Inc. will continue work from the previous grant period, developing trauma-informed systems of care in Webb County and in targeted child service systems in the Rio Grande Valley and the state of Texas. The project will also maintain a Youth Trauma Coalition and Steering Committee; collaborate with experts from the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and from Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers and Community Treatment and Services Centers about available practices for border children and adolescents, and specialized service settings and needed adaptations; implement selected project designs addressing strategic plan objectives and the best evidence-based services; and implement a tailored trauma-informed system for the targeted youth that relies on evidence-based services adapted to meet their cultural and linguistic needs. The target population is almost entirely first-generation Mexican Americans or Mexican immigrants who are bilingual or primarily Spanish speaking. Border TSR will serve 300 youth: children and adolescents aged 12-17 with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma who are receiving residential substance abuse treatment at S.C.A.N., and Webb County children and adolescents aged 3-17 who have experienced a traumatic event and who will receive outpatient trauma treatment.
Contact: 
Luis E. Flores
Phone: 
(956) 724-3177 ext 156

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Dee Norton Lowcounty Children's Center project Implementing Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Sexual Behavior Problems will increase access to treatment for children and their nonoffending caregivers traumatized by abuse who exhibit or who are at risk for exhibiting sexual behavior problems (SBPs). The goal is to reduce the negative impacts of SBP by increasing the number of direct services provided by clinicians and community partners trained in evidence-supported treatment interventions for 252 children and their nonoffending caregivers. The children and caregivers DNLCC serves come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds from Charleston and Berkeley counties. DNLCC, a Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) will implement treatments developed by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center through a community-based Learning Collaborative. Multidisciplinary partners of the CAC will participate as a Community Change Team (CCT). The center will train mental health professionals; and will provide evidence-based treatment plans, case management, and monitoring for children with SBPs and their families through weekly CAC multidisciplinary team case reviews.
Contact: 
Lib Hinson
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Indian Country Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
Established in 2003 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) develops culturally appropriate interventions to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents in Indian Country who have experienced traumatic events. The ICCTC develops trauma-related treatment protocols based on current evidence-based models that have been adapted for use with Native populations; provides training in the protocols and disseminates the developed materials throughout Indian Country; and provides treatment providers with resources to intervene with Native children and their families exposed to various types of trauma. The center uses three evidence-based treatment protocols to serve its clients: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems (CSBP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Contact: 
Barbara L. Bonner
Phone: 
(405) 271-8858

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH), the largest provider of mental health services to children and adolescents in central Ohio, will create a program [WB2]for children and adolescents who have experienced severe psychiatric disorders and complex trauma. A trauma-informed service system will be developed, which will enable more youth in the target population to receive evidence-based treatment. Goals are to: 1) provide training and technical support in trauma-informed services and evidence-based treatment to 125 administrators and providers from ten child and family servicing agencies; 2) serve 675 youth/families (including a large number of Medicaid clients and African American families), implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) mediation treatment, and care management; 3) find local resources to assist in securing the region's commitment to implementing these practices; and 4) systematically study the need for cultural adaptations to these treatment approaches and implement these adaptations if warranted.
Contact: 
Jack Stevens
Phone: 
(614) 355-2921
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