Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Kristi House, Inc., Children’s Sexual-Related Trauma Advocacy, Response and Treatment Center

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

Kristi House, Inc., the Children’s Advocacy Center serving the large, ethnically diverse Miami-Dade County, is expanding its Community Treatment and Services Center, named Miami C-START, to build agency and community-wide capacity to deliver evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent practices for victims of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation trauma in Miami-Dade County. Kristi House’s plan, in partnership with child welfare, aims to create a coordinated, multidisciplinary response for child sexual abuse and exploitation involving clinicians, caseworkers, and protective investigators across Miami-Dade County. The project will especially focus on children and youth who have experienced sexual trauma, trafficking and co-occurring disorders. Working closely with EBP developers and master trainers, C-START will take a three-pronged approach:

  1. Training and practice in addressing child trauma and co-occurring substance use disorders using the Risk Reduction Family Therapy approach (RRFT);
  2. Capacity-building training and practice in adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC)
  3. Continued expansion of our community’s capacity to provide evidence-based services and practices for child sexual abuse trauma using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Training and supervision in the EBPs will be provided to therapists and front-line practitioners at Kristi House and at other Miami service providers. Outreach to children at risk and especially to underserved and marginalized populations will be conducted. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity in Miami to treat child/youth sexual abuse and exploitation trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

City, State: 
Miami, FL
Contact: 
Ruthlyn Webster
Phone: 
(305) 547-6846

Adelphia University, Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment

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

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training serves as a training center and resource for the delivery of evidence-based trauma-informed treatment to children and adolescents across the United States, with an emphasis on youth in residential settings, the majority of whom have been impacted by complex trauma. Building upon groundwork from previous funding cycles, the Institute is partnering with local and national agencies and service systems to: 1) intensively train multidisciplinary providers to deliver trauma-informed interventions to youth in residential settings across the United States; 2) develop and disseminate multi-media products (e.g. treatment protocols, fact sheets, workshops, webinars, youth-led videos) and specialized resources for youth, families, and providers in various types of residential settings; and 3) promote sustainability of trauma-informed practices through the development of policies, practices, and procedures that will embed trauma services within residential systems on an organizational level.

Training in several leading trauma-specific interventions used in residential settings are offered through ongoing Learning Communities. Training in client-level interventions include Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) and Real Life Heroes (RLH), whereas systems-level training in Think Trauma, and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) will help establish a trauma-informed organizational culture and provide foundational support for bringing in the trauma-specific clinical interventions. In addition to its extensive training activities, the Institute develops general and specialized resources for use in various types of residential settings, including intervention adaptations for settings with short-lengths of stay and for specific subpopulations such as unaccompanied refugee minors.

City, State: 
Garden City, NY
Contact: 
Mandy Habib
Phone: 
(516) 877-4356

Youth and Family Services, Inc., YFS Youth Trauma Center

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

Youth & Family Services provides wrap around services to children and families in a five county region including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Ellsworth Air Force Base. We currently provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Child Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing to children and adolescents who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events. Populations served are American Indians, veterans, and active duty military, low income, rural, and children coming from foster homes, and shelters including those with FASD and other developmental disabilities. We collaborate and train community stakeholders including child welfare, schools, juvenile justice, emergency response, mental health providers, Head Start, child care centers and other youth serving organizations. This grant cycle we will be providing direct trauma services in several area schools and an additional reservation school.

City, State: 
Rapid City, SD
Contact: 
Maureen Murray
Phone: 
(605) 342-4789

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’s “Survival Through Empowered Mindfulness” (STEM) project expands the reach and scope of treatment and services the Center already provides to adolescents in the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department's residential facility, known as Youth Village, in Seabrook, Texas. Through the STEM project, the Center is filling an unmet need for trauma-focused therapy and trauma-informed services among this population, providing culturally and age appropriate, medically sound, and evidence-based treatment and services to trauma victims ages 12-17. The services include individual, family and group therapy. The interventions provided are Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and EMDR.

Specifically, the STEM project goals are: 1) To expand access to trauma-focused treatment and trauma-informed services – previously available only to a small subset of girls – to all juvenile justice involved adolescents in long-term residential placement, including boys; 2) To improve the quality of treatment and services provided by integrating an efficient evidence-based therapy to currently used evidence-based therapies – including adding EMDR to current therapeutic options for PTSD treatment; and 3) To sustain expanded access and quality improvement beyond the life of the project, in part through extensive staff training to improve staff understanding of trauma.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Ashley Davis
Phone: 
(713) 222-4757

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 Response Center is a program of Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN) in Laredo, TX. The Center provides individual counseling services to youth that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event including sexual and physical abuse, traumatic grief, and exposure to family, community or school violence. The target population is trauma exposed youth ages 3 to 17 including children of military families, children involved in the child welfare system, children of caregivers with substance use disorders who receive outpatient trauma treatment, children receiving shelter services through SCAN’s Emergency Youth Shelter, and adolescents ages 12 to 17 with co-occurring trauma and substance abuse that are involved in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems and are receiving residential substance abuse treatment at SCAN. The target population is composed almost entirely of first generation Mexican Americans or Mexican immigrants who are bilingual or primarily Spanish speaking. The evidence-based interventions being implemented include TF-CBT and ICARE, with cultural modifications made to ensure that all services are culturally and linguistically relevant. The Center partners with community stakeholders representing local school districts, law enforcement, juvenile justice, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, and child welfare.
City, State: 
Laredo, TX
Contact: 
Susana Rivera
Phone: 
(956) 724-3177

Medical University of South Carolina, Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Mental Health Disparities Among Trauma-Exposed Youth Center is located within the Mental Health Disparities and Diversity Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Our center focuses on increasing access to, engagement in, and completion of culturally- and linguistically-appropriate, evidence-based treatments (EBT) for trauma-exposed African American, Latino, economically-disadvantaged, and rural/urban children and adolescents residing in 9 counties across South Carolina. We have a particular focus on utilizing specialized service modalities with evidence of reducing barriers to care, in particular community-based treatment and telemental health. The center seeks to (1) increase access to EBTs, among underserved populations through community-, telemedicine-, and office-based service provision modalities; (2) increase capacity of therapists to provide EBTs (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Culturally Modified-TF-CBT (CM-TF-CBT)) through learning collaboratives on EBTs; and (3) increase completion of services through reducing barriers to care and the provision of culturally-tailored treatment aimed at increasing engagement and reducing premature drop-out. Services are provided in a variety of community locations, including local child advocacy centers, schools, and pediatric primary care locations.

City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Michael deArellano
Phone: 
(843) 792-7112

The Toledo Hospical dba ProMedica Toledo - Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Cullen Center at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital is an outpatient therapy center for children (infants to late adolescents) and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. This grant aims to increase the success of treatment for Child Protective Services-involved youth and families by decreasing barriers to care by: (1) providing trauma-informed evidenced based services; (b) identifying barriers to youth receiving best practice trauma treatments; and then (c) ascertaining and testing potential ways to overcome these barriers; (d) training caregivers (foster, biological, and kin) in trauma-informed parenting and assisting them to have trauma-informed support groups. Cullen Center provides Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy, and Strong Families for child clients and Cognitive Processing Therapy for their caregivers.
City, State: 
Toledo, OH
Contact: 
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai
Phone: 
(419) 291-7919

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center, The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE)

Funding Period: 
[22016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Children exposed to trauma have extremely high rates of mental health, medical, and academic difficulties. Traumatized children’s extensive needs place a significant burden on families and society, including social welfare, educational, mental health, medical, and legal systems. Accessibility of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatments is essential for children’s recovery. Project STRONGER (Supporting Trauma Recovery Opportunities & Nurturing Growing Emotional Resilience) is designed to enhance availability of evidence-based trauma treatments for children and families exposed to trauma and to promote policies that support trauma-informed care. We offer trauma treatment services to children in the child welfare system and military families, in addition to general community referrals. We serve children within Monroe County, NY. Project STRONGER provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Alternatives for Families-A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents, and Group Attachment-Based Intervention to children and their caregivers, depending on their needs. STRONGER staff trains diverse audiences about the effects of trauma on children and families, and disseminates best practices for implementing evidence-based interventions locally and nationally. We also facilitate screening and trauma-informed service delivery for child-serving systems. STRONGER builds on existing collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team of community stakeholders, including Community and Youth Advisory Boards working to improve the lives of children and families exposed to trauma. The results of the project will be disseminated to child-serving systems locally and nationally.
City, State: 
Rochester, NY
Contact: 
Alilsa Hathaway
Phone: 
(585) 275-2991

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2005 - 2009 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Bridging the Gap program identifies and engages adolescent and transitional aged Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth at risk of homelessness among our continuum of community based and residential trauma treatment programs. Our services include peer outreach and support, psychoeducation and vocational training, care coordination and linkage to community services, and training and support for program staff in the selection and implementation of trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment modalities which meet the needs of these youth, including Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation/Narrative Story-Telling (STAIR/NST), Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy (TARGET), and Motivational Interviewing. Project goals include improved provider capacity to identify these youth and understand their needs within the system of care, increased referrals to and engagement in future focused activities and treatment, reduction in trauma symptoms and improved behavioral health outcomes, and promoting participation in community based programs and services. Our program currently partners with several community providers including Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and the NYU McSilver Institute, and aims to enhance and build linkages with additional community based organizations.

City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Antonia Barba
Phone: 
(212) 632-4679
Email: 

Western Michigan University, NCTSI Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2008 - 2012 and 2003-2007]
Description: 

The Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP) at the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center will support further development of a collaborative continuum of trauma-informed services in Detroit. Working with traumatized urban youth and their families within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the project will increase child and familial resiliency, and will identify and address trauma from a multisystem perspective. Services will include trauma screening, comprehensive trauma assessment, parent trauma training, resiliency strategies for children and families, and workforce development. D-TIP will expand on existing treatment modalities and introduce Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR). Cohorts in at least two agencies will also be trained in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), a Parent Management Training (PMT) for military families.

City, State: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: 
James Henry
Phone: 
(269) 387-7073
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