Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is a roster of organizational NCTSN members arranged by state. This list includes current grantees as well as affiliated members—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each site the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, abstract, and contact information are listed. This roster will change as the funding status of these sites changes.

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Click here (PDF) for a complete listing of Network members by federal fiscal year. This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ) will bring together national leaders in the child traumatic stress field to develop and widely disseminate evidence-based trauma interventions and trauma-informed services for youth and families exposed to domestic and community violence who are involved in the court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems. Three evidence-based interventions will be disseminated to ten sites each and tested for sustainability in three parallel initiatives by model developers: Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy-Adolescents (TARGET-A), and Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents (TGCT-A), which are the two most widely disseminated evidence-based trauma interventions for violence-exposed youth in juvenile justice; and Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), an evidence-based trauma intervention for violence-exposed families. Additionally, two other Network-developed juvenile justice trauma-informed services curricula/tools—Think Trauma and Judges’ Benchcard—will be adapted and disseminated across court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems in ten sites. Network-developed fact sheets, webinars, and professional/public policy publications will be updated and extended to address key underserved, violence-exposed, justice-involved youth (including those who are involved in gangs, sex trafficking victims, sex offenders, and substance abusers) and youth of color. These initiatives will involve 50 Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers or non-Network sites with 300 service agencies in training 5,000 multidisciplinary justice-affiliated child service providers in at least 15 states.

Contact: 
Julian Ford
Phone: 
(860) 679-8778
Email: 

University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center, Institute for Juvenile Research

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC): Treatment Collaborative for Trauma and Violence (TCTV) will promote and disseminate comprehensive, integrated, and coordinated care for multiproblem, at-risk youth affected by trauma and violence involved with delinquency or the justice system. The program will strengthen both service system connectivity and community-based best practices for trauma-informed intervention and prevention, particularly among court judges, juvenile justice probation officers, and law enforcement staff. TCTV goals are to: 1) increase awareness about the needs of traumatized youth who are affected by community and domestic violence—and who are involved with court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems—while emphasizing the enhancement of community resources and service system collaboration; 2) disseminate trauma-informed treatment approaches designed for multiproblem youth experiencing traumatic stress, violence exposure, and co-occurring substance abuse—using Trauma Systems Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse (TST-SA)—and disruptive behavior problems, using STRONG Families; and 3) provide training and consultation to facilitate service system and community resource collaboration, using a socioecologically based and trauma-informed model of collaboration developed by UYTC, called YOUTH-CAN (Youth Overcoming Urban Trauma and Healing through Community Action Network), which promotes the use of best practices for trauma intervention and violence prevention among youth service providers within targeted communities.
Contact: 
Jaleel Abdul-Adil
Phone: 
(312) 413-1371

University of Kentucky, Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment Institute

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) will provide trauma-informed training to the child welfare system and will implement trauma-informed, evidence-based practices into community-based care throughout Kentucky, with an emphasis on an under-resourced region of the state that includes a large number of military children associated with Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. CATTTI will select and train 16 clinical associates to deliver Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), using a Learning Collaborative model of training, in consultation with NCTSN Category II professionals who are expert in creating military adaptations to these evidence-based practices. Evidence-based treatment services will be provided to 1,020 children and caregivers across the state. Training will be provided to 480 child welfare workers using the NCTSN Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit.
Contact: 
Ginny Sprang
Phone: 
(859) 543-0078
Email: 

University of Louisville, The Center for Promoting Recovery and Resilience of Traumatized Children and Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Center for Promotion of Recovery and Resilience (CPRR) of Traumatized Children and Youth will: 1) increase the knowledge and skills of personnel who make referrals and who provide services to children/youth on trauma and related services; 2) provide trauma-focused intervention services to children/youth (including those from military and refugee families; and those victimized by abuse, neglect, and exposed to family violence); and 3) evaluate the impact of the project on consumers. By the completion of the project, CPRR will have trained 80 providers in trauma-focused services, provided trauma treatment and education to 375 children/youth and their families, and enabled 40 community agencies serving children and youth to become trauma informed.

Contact: 
Bibhuti Sar
Phone: 
(502) 852-3932

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Family-Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center will lead local and national efforts to understand the impact of how trauma—especially complex trauma—impacts families, that families are the foundation through which children comprehend and cope with their traumatic experiences, and that family trauma interventions optimize healing. The FITT Center will enhance system capacity to address the needs of children and their families using a two-pronged approach of increasing provider capacity and the effectiveness of consumer advocacy. Objectives include providing new training and tools for child service systems’ workforces engaged with family systems exposed to chronic trauma related to poverty by: 1) widely disseminating via the FITT Toolkit; and 2) developing innovative training curricula, focusing on family-informed, evidence-based trauma interventions for mental health professionals and for master’s-level and doctoral students.  Collaborating with 19 Children’s Trauma Centers (CTCs) and other provider organizations that support large numbers of families living in poverty, the center will improve access to three effective family trauma treatments: Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), Trauma-Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC), and FamilyLive (FL); and to a family-based assessment and treatment planning tool: Family Assessment of Needs and Strengths-Trauma (FANS-Trauma).. Additionally, the FITT Center will develop messages and tools designed to help families learn how to be heard as they advocate in the public arena and within child service systems.

Contact: 
Laurel Kiser
Phone: 
(410) 706-2490
Email: 

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, U Mass Medical School Child Trauma Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC) will be developed by the Department of Psychiatry to improve identification of trauma, to increase trauma-sensitive care, and to increase access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for at-risk and underserved children and youth aged 6–18 in central and western Massachusetts—including court-involved youth and youth in military families. During the grant period CTTC anticipates: 1) training 1,800 child-serving professionals in trauma-sensitive care; 2) reaching approximately 20,000 children/youth with trauma-informed services; and 3) providing TF-CBT to 900 children/youth. The service array for the CTTC includes 60 cities and towns in central Massachusetts (Worcester County) and 23 cities and towns in western Massachusetts (Hampden County). Additionally, the CTTC will create a centralized referral system that will include a network of agencies with documented training in evidence-based trauma treatment. Along with providing trauma-informed training, the CTTC will offer training for first responders (e.g., police) in trauma-sensitive practices, and will disseminate culturally competent trauma screening tools to pediatricians, juvenile courts, and schools.

Contact: 
Jessica Griffin
Phone: 
(508) 793-6911

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Trauma and Grief Clinic for Youth: Promoting Community-Wide Best Practices—in partnership with community partners in Detroit and Ypsilanti—will: 1) build community consensus; 2) provide training in trauma-informed, evidence-based assessments using the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT); and 3) assist with cultural adaptations to Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-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.

Contact: 
Julie Kaplow
Phone: 
(734) 615-1641

University of Minnesota, Ambit Network, Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma (MC3T) will increase access to quality care for traumatized children and youth aged 4–18 in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The program will focus on traumatized children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as on other high-risk populations: children/youth affected by parental military deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), refugee and immigrant children/youth, and American Indian children/youth. The goals are to: 1) improve access to trauma-informed practices and treatment; 2) implement and sustain evidence-based treatment models across four regional hubs in both states; and 3) build and maintain consensus on child trauma. During the course of the project, an estimated total of 8,445 individuals will be served.

Contact: 
Abigail Gewirtz
Phone: 
(612) 624-1475

University of Missouri, Terrorism and Disaster Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 
The Terrorism and Disaster Center (TDC) will work to enhance mental health preparedness, recovery, and resilience in children, families, and communities affected by disaster. Along with national expertise, the TDC will provide resources for intervention, training, consultation, and technical assistance related to disasters and terrorism. Goals include: 1) providing national disaster mental health leadership, 2) increasing disaster mental health public awareness, 3) developing and implementing disaster mental health interventions, 4) creating disaster mental health training protocols and resources, 5) partnering with service providers, and 6) collaborating with NCTSN partners on disaster issues. TDC will develop, implement, and evaluate four disaster mental health interventions: the Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI) for children, the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART), the Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit for Youth (CART-Youth), and the Disaster and Media Intervention (DMI) for youth.
Contact: 
Brian Houston
Phone: 
(573) 882-3327

University of Montana, National Native Children's Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The National Native Children's Trauma Center (NNCTC) will work in collaboration with Indian Health Service (IHS) and other providers in tribal communities across the country to utilize evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions for American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) children, youth, and military families who experience disproportionate violence, grief, and/or poverty; and childhood, historical, and/or intergenerational trauma. The center will serve as a national leader in trauma intervention training and workforce development. The four goals are to: 1) train IHS clinicians in two evidence-based trauma treatments: Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); 2) equip schools to provide trauma-focused interventions and services; 3) enhance trauma-informed child welfare practices and replicate them in four IHS service areas; 4) engage members of the center's National Expert Advisory Council (NEAC) as well as traditional healers, council leaders, and community members to ensure high fidelity replication of evidence-based practices; 5) use the Warrior Society Model to improve natural supports for Native children whose parents are or were deployed; and 6) increase the number of tribal partnerships with the center. The primary focus will be on infrastructure development through training and technical assistance of behavioral health. Over the four years of this grant, training will be delivered to 360 adult providers serving a total of 34,800 children and youth with trauma.

Contact: 
Rick Van Den Pol
Phone: 
(406) 243-6756