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 This listing includes current grantees, affiliates, and formerly funded sites that are no longer active in the Network.

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Children’s Hospital LA, Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth

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

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth is using knowledge about trauma to transform service delivery to homeless youth ages 13 - 21 in the Hollywood community. This work includes the implementation of evidence-based and practice-based clinical treatment; the development, implementation, and evaluation of trauma-informed services; and capacity building activities directed at direct care and clinical staff. The Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the lead agency and is collaborating with five community Agencies—Covenant House California, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Los Angeles Youth Network, My Friend's Place, and the Saban Free Clinic—and other agencies within the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership.

Approximately 300 youth per year receive service, ranging from case management and wellness groups in drop-in centers to intensive clinical treatment in shelters and transitional living programs. Hundreds more young people are affected by the policy and program changes that have been implemented since our inception. Approximately 25 percent of the youth served are minors (17 years of age and younger) and 60 percent are young men; the majority are youth of color. Approximately 40% of homeless youth are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. In addition to the work done to improve local services for homeless youth, the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth is developing products and training curricula (including web-based training) and is partnering with national technical assistance organizations to transform services for homeless youth nationally.

Contact: 
Arlene Schneir
Phone: 
(323) 361-3901

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 

The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children will adapt two evidence-based interventions to serve young children in deployed military families and traumatized adolescents in juvenile justice and residential treatment settings. Both groups include children at risk for or displaying trauma-related problems—such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or behavior problems—due to extended parental deployments; and adolescents with complex trauma histories including child maltreatment, and family or community violence. Called A Continuum of Trauma Care: Adapting Evidence-based Practices to Promote Resiliency from Military Families through Juvenile Justice Settings, the program will adapt Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma- and Grief-Focused Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A) for Juvenile Justice Settings (JJSs) and Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs). For each group, the center will provide training protocols and resources, implementation strategies, train-the-trainer toolkits, and a web-based training. Beginning with pilot sites in Ohio (JJS/RTC) and at Fort Hood and Tripler Army Medical Center (military families), scores of children, adolescents, and families will be served in the first year, expanding to directly serving hundreds in years two and three.

 

Contact: 
Frank Putnam
Phone: 
(513) 636-0041

Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Inc., The Morris A. Wessel Program for Military Families

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Morris A. Wessel Program for Military Families will provide: 1) Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), 2) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), 3) Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR), 4) a Family Support Program, and 5) community trainings. The project will serve 670 unduplicated individuals (clients and providers).
Contact: 
Alice M. Forrester
Phone: 
(203) 772-1270 x214

Colorado Judicial Branch, Denver Juvenile Probation Department

Funding Period: 
[2009-2012]
Description: 
Through the Identifying Child and Youth Trauma in the Court System Project, Denver Juvenile and Family Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect will develop and implement a standard protocol to identify, screen, assess, and treat children and adolescents who have been exposed to trauma and who are children of a court-involved, substance-abusing parent. The project will serve a target population of 200 Denver families with children and youth aged 4-17, as part of a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach for families involved in the city's justice system. Services to the target population—55% Latino, 20% African American, 23% Anglo, and 2% other—will include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat trauma and trauma-related symptoms. The project will also work collaboratively in Denver and across the Network to develop and promote effective practices and services including trainings for and collaboration with Denver's treatment, law enforcement, and justice communities.
Contact: 
Lilas Rajaee-Moore
Phone: 
(720) 913-4248

Community Counseling Center, The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative (The Children's Initiative)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Maine Children's Trauma Response Initiative will create a statewide trauma-informed system of care for children/youth aged 3–18 who are exposed to violence. Goals include: 1) establishing culturally competent, trauma-informed clinical services throughout Maine; 2) developing a community-based coalition; 3) increasing public awareness about childhood trauma; 4) involving consumers at all levels of development and implementation; and 5) collecting requisite data and conducting performance-improvement evaluation activities. During the grant period, the initiative will train at least 100 clinicians, and will provide TF-CBT to at least 110 children/youth and families.
Contact: 
Rebecca Hoffmann Frances
Phone: 
(207) 553-9309

Cullen Center of Toledo Children’s Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families provides field-tested and evidence-based, multisensory, trauma-focused therapies to help traumatized youth and their families reduce trauma symptoms, maximize their daily functioning, and restore their abilities to develop and enjoy healthy interpersonal relationships. Serving northwest Ohio, the center offers clinic-based services for youth and families exposed to any type of trauma including community violence, child abuse, traumatic loss, serious illness and injuries, and witnessing domestic violence. Through an outreach program, the center serves youth in the juvenile justice system who have been exposed to trauma and charged with domestic violence. An additional outreach program, funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides assessment and trauma-focused treatment to families with infants and young children who are exposed to domestic violence. Through its educational, advocacy, and abuse-prevention work, the center helps develop the community's capacity to respond to the needs of children and families exposed to trauma.

Consumers, families, and survivors work in partnership with the center—offering their input at all phases of planning, program development, service provision, evaluation, and community advocacy. Training, support, and other resources are shared with clinical professionals nationwide, so that youth and families exposed to trauma can access evidence-based, trauma-focused services locally, across Ohio, and in other regions of the United States.

Contact: 
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai
Phone: 
(419) 291-7919

Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, New Hampshire Bridge Project

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
As a Community Treatment and Services Center since 2005, the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center (DTIRC) has trained mental health center clinicians in evidence-based practices for traumatized adolescents and has disseminated these practices to each of the ten lead community mental health centers in New Hampshire. Refunding will enable DTIRC to establish the New Hampshire Bridge Project, which will integrate trauma treatment services across several state systems that serve New Hampshire youth and families who have been exposed to abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. The Bridge Project targets three care systems of key importance in the lives of abused and at-risk children: child protective services (New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth & Families), juvenile justice (New Hampshire Division for Juvenile Justice Services), and the judicial branch (New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division). DTIRC will provide statewide training for approximately three hundred key personnel in principles of trauma-informed services. And to increase statewide capacity to treat traumatized children, DTIRC will train forty-two providers in evidence-based practices congruent with state division goals, staffing, and population characteristics. Division personnel, including nonclinicians, will also become conversant with evidence-based trauma treatment options. Initial steps will involve needs assessments, education, and evaluation of progress toward enhancing trauma-sensitive services. DTIRC staff will prioritize service coordination and follow case disposition and treatment progress, as these children often move back and forth multiple times among divisions, residential placements, and treatment providers. Emphasis will be on collaboration among service providers, divisions, families, and communities as well as on strength-based, resiliency-oriented interventions.
Contact: 
Kay Jankowski
Phone: 
(603) 653-0738

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

Delaware Child Traumatic Stress Center

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 

Through the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health (DPBHS-recipient of the Child Traumatic Stress Center grant), the state's Children's Department expands statewide capacity to identify and assess child traumatic stress and increases access to effective, community-based, trauma-specific treatment for traumatized children and adolescents served by the public children's behavioral health, child welfare/protection and juvenile justice systems. DPBHS collaborates locally with families, providers, schools, the family court, and others to increase its capability to identify, assess, and effectively treat children with traumatic stress. As an established, statewide provider and community-education program, DPBHS facilitates the transfer of best practice across Delaware, advancing the goal to make evidence-based child trauma treatment available to children with traumatic stress in Delaware and their families.

Through a subsequent SAMHSA Child Mental Health Initiative grant (2009 – 2014), DPBHS continues to support TF-CBT, particularly for use with very young children, and is disseminating Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) statewide, further increasing access to evidence-based treatment. In addition, DPBHS now offers Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT) and CARE (Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement, 6 hr. workshop for non-clinicians).

Contact: 
Julie Leusner
Phone: 
(302) 633-2599

Department of State Health Services (Texas), Texas Children Recovering from Trauma

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Contact: 
Marisol Acosta
Phone: 
(512) 206-4830