In our Fall/Winter issue of IMPACT, we feature a first-person interview with Jeanne Sherman, MEd, CAGS, LMHC, whose efforts on behalf of military veterans and families in Rhode Island earned her the VFW Community Service Award in May of this year. We continue our series on the mental health needs of unaccompanied immigrant minors, and highlight two sites working with youth to reduce their traumatic stress and social isolation. Affiliate member Roy Van Tassell reports on his continuing involvement with trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment training and systems of care. Finally, the NCTSN Advisory Board sums up another successful collaborative annual meeting.
In the Spring issue of IMPACT, Elizabeth Thompson, Director of The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, reflects on her peak professional experience with the NCTSN. Also featured: the online expansion of the Resource Parent Curriculum Facilitators project, Network efforts to deliver trauma-informed care to unaccompanied immigrant minors, and partnerships with performing arts groups. Affiliate members report on Zero to Six initiatives in Tennessee and a new residential facility for youth in Texas.
The Fall/Winter Edition of IMPACT describes Oklahoma’s journey in creating a trauma-informed state. This issue also showcases how one foster youth keeps making her voice count, focuses our Affiliate Corner on outstanding Centers in New York, Illinois, and Colorado, and explores racial disparities in the Juvenile Justice System in our Spotlight on Culture.
The Spring Edition of IMPACT highlights creating STS-informed organizations, building bridges between child welfare and mental health agencies, and one young man’s journey through sexual exploitation to mentoring others. This issue also showcases the Core Curriculum Colleges, focuses our Affiliate Corner on an outstanding Affiliate Center in Florida, and closes our series on historical trauma by exploring the experiences of cultural groups including Holocaust survivors, Japanese American internment camp survivors, and events affect Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
The Fall/Winter Edition of IMPACT highlights the face-to-face NCTSN Advisory Board meeting, showcases a few more of our Category III sites and the outstanding work they are doing in their centers, discusses the impact deployment has had on one Network family, delivers Part Two our STS series: building organizational capacity to prevent and address secondary traumatic stress, and focuses our Affiliate Center on one Network Member who’s come full circle with his Network ties and commitment.
The Summer Edition of IMPACT showcases a few of our Category III sites and the outstanding work they are doing in their centers, Part One of our new STS series: the importance creating a secondary traumatic stress-informed organization, our Affiliate Center in Denver and their work with evidence-based training, and our Spotlight on Culture.
The Spring 2013 edition of IMPACT introduces the new NCTSN Advisory Board, describes new and returning centers of the NCTSN at the beginning of this new four-year grant cycle, honors the life of a young man touched by the Juvenile Justice System, highlights the outcomes from the Juvenile Justice Roundtable organized by the National Center and its partners, gives a sneak peek at our new secondary traumatic stress series, takes a glance into historical trauma, begins our new Affiliate Corner by looking at the work of the Chicago Child Trauma Center, and looks at an organizational journey toward cultural and linguistic competence.
The Fall 2012 edition of IMPACT highlights the partnership of a Network Center with their local police department and how trauma-informed response is making a difference, the work accomplished at the Face-to-Face Advisory Board Meeting, one woman’s journey to becoming a voice for foster youth, a new resource: Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators, the Network’s response to Colorado’s summer disasters, the linking of budgets to cultural competence, and a conversation about linguistic competency
The Summer 2012 edition of IMPACT highlights the power of creative expression in the Imaginates Program, architecture designed to advance healing, one young man’s journey from foster care to mentoring younger peers, NCTSN’s partnership with the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, a new book chapter by Network members focusing on trauma and the blues, workforce diversity along with cultural and linguistic competency, as well as a new Spotlight on Culture.
This Special Issue of IMPACT is devoted entirely to the relationship between culture and trauma. It describes the incredible work being done across the Network by members with informed perspectives on the cultural dimensions of trauma at multiple levels: the individual, including both the client and practitioner; the organization or system; and the broader community. While the issue highlights a wide spectrum of stories and topics, the common thread is appreciation of the intersection of culture and trauma and our commitment to embracing it. We would like to acknowledge the NCTSN Culture Consortium for providing guidance to make this Special Issue a reality. We also thank our colleagues who contributed to this newsletter for sharing their work and wisdom.