Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is an alphabetical listing of NCTSN member organizations. This list includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each organization, the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, program description, and contact information are listed.

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Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

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

The challenges of military children and families are substantial and require greater understanding, education, and services than they are currently receiving. Some of the most severe experiences that military children face are related to wartime stress: specifically, deployment of military parents to combat, parental injury or illness, or parental death. Little if any data exist in many of these areas. The Uniformed Services University Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USU CSTS) Child and Family Program is responsible for developing knowledge related to military childhood experiences, developing effective public education materials, and expanding and studying effective intervention strategies, all using a strength-based approach.

Though USU CSTS does not receive funding from SAMHSA, it functions as a Treatment and Services Adaptation Center within the NCTSN. The center serves as a consultant to the Network, acts as a knowledge development and dissemination center, and creates trauma-focused products specific to military families.

City, State: 
Bethesda, MD
Contact: 
Stephen Cozza
Phone: 
(301) 295-2470
Email: 

University of Arkansas Medical SCIS, Little Rock, The Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma (NEST)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The mission of Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma (ARBEST) is to improve outcomes for children who have experienced trauma and their families through excellence in clinical care, training, advocacy, and research & evaluation. ARBEST operates under the auspices of the Psychiatric Research Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. ARBEST focuses on building capacity in our state’s Child Advocacy Centers by supporting their mental health programs, through our Community Mental Health Centers by training licensed mental health professionals in evidence-based treatments for children (i.e. TF-CBT, PCIT, and CPP), and with our child welfare agencies by offering trauma-informed practiced trainings to their supervisors and frontline staff.

City, State: 
Little Rock, AR
Contact: 
Chad Sievers, MSSW
Phone: 
(501) 526-8317

University of California, Davis, UC Davis - PCIT Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation Center (CAARE) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital provides services to children and adolescents and their families in Sacramento, California who have been exposed to trauma, providing culturally informed, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate services. For this project, the CAARE Center will collaborate with Sacramento County Child Protective Services and Sacramento County Behavioral Health Services to support newly placed foster children’s transition to their new home. Infant Mental Health therapists at the CAARE Center will conduct trauma screenings of 1 – 5 year old foster children just entering foster care and provide PC-CARE—a brief, 6-week behaviorally-oriented, skills-based parenting intervention. Trauma screenings of foster children entering care and teaching foster parents about trauma symptoms is hypothesized to help connect traumatized children to mental health services more quickly. Teaching and coaching foster parents positive parenting skills as they play with the child, is hypothesized to support the developing relationship between the caregiver and child, and provide caregivers strategies for effective behavior management, thus promoting placement stability. In addition to trauma screening and providing a brief, preventive intervention, the CAARE Center team will give presentations to stakeholders (such as foster family associations, county foster parents) on the effects of trauma on young children’s behavior and mental health and the value of positive parenting.
City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Susan G. Timmer
Phone: 
(916) 734-6630

University of California, Los Angeles (Asarnow)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The UCLA-Duke Adolescent Suicide/Self Harm & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) will serve as a resource for information related to safety, suicidal/self-harm behaviors, and substance use among trauma-exposed youths. We prioritize services for emergency/acute care and brief time-limited treatments, adapting for the trauma-exposed population and then disseminating two brief evidence-based interventions for suicide/self-harm risk (Emergency/Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention; SAFETY) and two for substance abuse (Screening/Motivational Interviewing(MI); CBT with MI/optional contingency management). To inform and develop optimal service strategies for improving outcomes for trauma-exposed youths, the Center will also work to develop and strengthen trauma informed care that integrates care for adolescent behavioral health within primary care, emergency, and other medical settings, as well as other mental health, school, and community settings. We will utilize surveillance data on suicide/self-harm and substance abuse risk in the NCTSN population to guide this work. Intervention training and dissemination will include technology-enhanced tools/materials and data-informed supervision systems and clinical dashboards to enhance quality of care and client outcomes. Through trainings/dissemination activities, the Center aims to serve diverse youths, across racial and ethnic groups. sexual identities and orientations, socioeconomic groups, and address needs of youths in military families. Our Center goal is to support providers and service systems in addressing safety issues and substance misuse effectively, thereby enhancing the benefits of other treatments that specifically target post-traumatic stress disorders/reactions.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Joan R. Asarnow
Phone: 
(310) 454-2018

University of California, Los Angeles (Szilagyi)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Pediatric Approach to Trauma, Treatment and Resilience (PATTeR) is a multi-site project. The three project sites include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UCLA's Section on Developmental Studies. The focus of PATTeR is to develop curricula focused on trauma and resilience specifically for pediatricians who are the first child professionals family encounter and the most frequent gate-keepers to subspecialty care, including trauma-informed mental health care, and to supportive community-based services. During year one, we will focus on developing two levels of curricula: Trauma Aware and Trauma Informed. Through the AAP, which is the professional home of over 60,000 pediatricians across the United States, we will recruit pediatricians serving children and families in a variety of settings but focus on those serving certain high risk groups: those living in poverty, involved with child welfare or social services, those living in resource-poor areas and military families. Case-based learning designed to lead to practice change will occur in a group on-line format (using ECHO Technology) with an expert panel. Trauma Aware training will occur over 6 sessions. Pediatricians seeking to become trauma training resources in their own communities or AAP chapters will complete the more detailed Trauma-Informed training over 12 sessions. We will also recruit residency program leaders through the Academic Pediatrics Association to engage in both curricula since they are the educators who will transform pediatric residency education. We will also infuse curricula into multiple AAP education venues and anticipate reaching thousands of pediatricians during the grant cycle.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Moira Szilagyi
Phone: 
(310) 794-5361

University of California, San Francisco, Early Trauma Treatment Network

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 -2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Early Trauma Treatment Network (ETTN) is a collaboration between the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program, the Child Violence Exposure Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center, and Infant Team at Tulane University Medical Center. ETTN will address the needs of traumatized young/preschool children by increasing access to evidence-based trauma treatment and raising the standard of care in key service systems. ETTN will build capacity and competence in early trauma services in pediatrics, home visiting, childcare, mental health, child welfare, and the military system. To enhance access and standards of care, ETTN will create products and conduct activities that increase agency readiness and promote sustainability of evidence-based and promising interventions; conduct 4 Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaboratives (LC) and 1 Diversity Practice LC for mental health providers working with home visitors, child welfare, and military families; refine, pilot and disseminate Attachment Vitamins (AV); pilot Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI); assist in the development of Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention-Young Children (CFTSI-YC) ; create, pilot and disseminate training and educational materials for parents, pediatric care providers, childcare providers, home visitors, child welfare, and the military system; and collaborate with the National Center and NCTSN centers in cross-site evaluation, training, and dissemination.
City, State: 
San Francisco, CA
Contact: 
Chandra Ghosh Ippen
Phone: 
(415) 206-5312

University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program: Recovery & Empowerment After Community Trauma is a response to Chicago’s greatest ongoing public health challenge: community violence. Based in an urban children’s hospital, UCM REACT provides African American patients affected by community violence with brief trauma-focused intervention, as well as access to trauma-informed psychiatric and psychological services and ongoing trauma-focused therapy. UCM REACT builds on Healing Hurt People - Chicago (HHP-C), a partnership between UCM Comer Children's Hospital and the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. HHP-C offers hospital-based violence intervention services to young patients who have been shot or suffered other violent injuries. The REACT Program, linked to the Comer Children's emergency department and PICU, provides trauma screening, support, psychoeducation, and intervention to Comer patients of all ages who have been affected by community violence, whether or not they have sustained violent injuries. The REACT Clinic, co-directed by a trauma psychologist and a child psychiatrist, provides trauma-informed psychological and psychiatric needs assessments patients identified by REACT and HHP-C. REACT and HHP-C clinicians receive training in and utilize the Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). Finally, REACT and HHP-C clients have access to ongoing therapy services through provider partnerships with clinicians/programs with expertise in serving urban African American families, complex trauma, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency).

City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Bradley Stolbach
Phone: 
(312) 719-2778

University of Colorado Denver, Kempe Evidence-Based Mental Health Initiative

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

The Kempe Evidence-Based Mental Health Initiative will be developed by the Kempe Imhoff Clinic, which provides mental health services to trauma-exposed children and families referred from several community sites. Project goals include: 1) continuing clinical services at the clinic and expanding the evidence-based treatments (EBTs) offered by clinical staff, e.g., Alternatives for Families­A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT); 2) increasing capacity of the clinic’s military partners to identify children and families in need of mental health services, and developing specialty services for military families in the clinic; and 3) expanding the Colorado Evidence-Based Training Initiative to train mental health professionals (civilian and military) and child welfare professionals in trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment. The program expects to provide mental health services to 1,540 children/families and training to 760 professionals throughout the Western Mountain region.

City, State: 
Aurora, CO
Contact: 
Kimberly Shipman
Phone: 
(303) 864-5366

University of Connecticut School of Medicine - Center for Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (CTDTD)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The University of Connecticut Center for Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (CTDTD) brings together developers and disseminators of leading evidence-based child developmental trauma treatments (Attachment-Regulation-Competence, ARC; Families OverComing Under Stress, FOCUS; Integrated Treatment of Complex Trauma, ITCT-C/A; Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress, SPARCS; Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy, TARGET; Trauma and Grief Components Therapy for Adolescents, TGCTA; Trauma Systems Therapy, TST), to enable all NCTSN Category II and III Centers and their affiliated providers nationally to achieve competence in DTD assessment (with NCTSN DTD screening and interview protocols) and treatment (with systematic integrative best practice algorithms for child/family-centered outcome-based care). CTDTD will conduct surveys of NCTSN centers/affiliates and key-informant interviews with providers, children and families to identify critical clinical dilemmas that can lead to: (1) impasses or ruptures in engagement and the therapeutic alliance, (2) crises and significant increases in risk, and (3) ineffective developmental outcomes. Based on survey results, CTDTD will provide a series of more than 40 critical clinical incident-focused, case-focused, and public information-focused webinars co-presented by the Looking In Youth Theatre Group. Through these webinars, and by operationalizing Network Clinical Competencies Guidelines and extending Network Core Concepts/Components initiatives with Guidelines for DTD-informed Clinical Decision-making, CTDTD will enhance the ability of more than 40,000 peer and professional counselors to treat more than 100,000 children experiencing DTDs and their caregivers.

City, State: 
Farmington, CT
Contact: 
Julian Ford
Phone: 
(860) 679-8778
Email: 

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

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

The University of Connecticut Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ) brings together national leaders working with traumatized youth involved in the Juvenile Justice, Courts, and Law Enforcement and youth advisors, in order to provide traumatic stress treatment and services adaptation services to enable systems/providers/organizations to adopt, adapt, and deliver evidence based trauma specific interventions (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy-Adolescents, TARGET-A, nationwide train-the-trainer initiative; Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents, TGCTA; sustaining 3 state/multi-county dissemination projects; Families OverComing Under Stress, FOCUS; nationwide dissemination for justice-involved and military families) and trauma informed services (the Think Trauma curriculum and toolkit) culturally competently. CTRJJ will provide training and technical assistance to more than 5000 youth/family serving programs and 40,000 professional/peer service providers to reduce health disparities for more than 200,000 traumatized youth/families who are at risk or involved in juvenile justice. CTRJJ will work with members of the NCTSN in creating, refining, and disseminating resources such as the Essential Elements of Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice Systems and Juvenile Court Trauma-Informed Self-Assessment, Fact Sheets on Traumatic Stress Screening, Intervention, and Services for Girls in JJCLE, and the 2015 National Survey of Trauma-informed Juvenile Probation which CTRJJ will adapt and replicate in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

City, State: 
Farmington, CT
Contact: 
Julian Ford
Phone: 
(860) 679-8778
Email: