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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North Shore LIJ Health System’s Department of Psychiatry

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
North Shore LIJ Health System’s Department of Psychiatry (formerly North Shore University Hospital’s Adolescent Trauma Treatment Development Center) helps alleviate the impact of traumatic stress on children, adolescents, families, and community schools through its Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s outpatient services, school-based consultation program, and Health System programs specifically focusing on the families of military and law enforcement personnel and veterans. North Shore has a long history of responding to community needs after disasters as well as utilization of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment models. It provides trauma-related training to psychology externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows as well as providing staff and community education.
City, State: 
Manhasset, NY
Contact: 
Peter D’Amico
Phone: 
(718) 470-8352
Email: 

Northwestern University Medical School, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Planning

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2010 - 2013]
Description: 
The Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions (CCTASI) at Northwestern University will assist child-serving systems in understanding, assessing, and responding to the developmental effects of child trauma. Our target populations include direct service providers, caregivers, and youth in child welfare, behavioral health, education, and juvenile justice settings. We will use a culturally sensitive lens and emphasize work with specific subpopulations or sectors where gaps in trauma-informed practices exist, such as early education, child welfare residential, juvenile probation, and transition age youth (TAY) programs. Our work will be carried out through developing and adapting resources and products; offering training and implementation support for providers, caregivers, and youth; and evaluating various types of trauma-focused interventions and products. Key activities include: 1) training and consulting on trauma-informed screening/assessment strategies (including the CANS-Trauma) across a range of settings; 2) developing and adapting trauma assessment resources for specific subpopulations (e.g., early childhood) and to support the meaningful use of trauma-informed assessment for family engagement, psychoeducation, and treatment/service planning; 3) training and implementation of NCTSN interventions/ service approaches for non-clinical, front line providers across settings, including the Think Trauma Toolkit and Resource Parent Curriculum; 4) adapting resources and interventions for different cultural groups to address health disparities, and; 5) raising public awareness on the developmental effects of trauma through development and widespread dissemination of child trauma resources, all to support building sustainable trauma-informed systems.
City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Cassandra Kisiel
Phone: 
(312) 503-0459

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse, BE-ME

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

BeMe is a state wide initiative, with trauma specific screening, assessment, and interventions provided through our CMHCs and other contracted providers. Agencies with TF-CBT therapists can be located at the OUHSC website, www.oklahomatfcbt.org. Along with trauma specific services, we focus on systemic trauma-informed culture change through intra- and inter-agency trainings, collaborations, and policy change. To help maximize spread, we have a free 3 hour "Trauma Is Just the Beginning" eLearning, that provides CEUs and can be accessed on our webpage, http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health/SHARE/index.html. We are developing additional trainings to further assist agencies in implementing trauma-informed principles, policies, and practice.
 

City, State: 
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: 
Gwen Downing
Phone: 
(405) 248-9359

One Hope United Northern Region, The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth will integrate education, assessment, and treatment of trauma in children into the mental health, substance abuse, schools, and juvenile justice systems in Lake County. An evidence-based approach—Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)—will be used to treat traumatic stress symptoms in children aged 4–18. Approximately 200 youth with traumatic stress symptoms (20 percent from military families) will be treated during the course of the grant. The program will also serve an estimated 240 caregivers including 120–160 service members or military spouses. Training around implementation of trauma-informed care will be provided to 1,200 professionals during the course of the grant.

City, State: 
St. Charles, IL
Contact: 
Liza Simon-Roper
Phone: 
(847) 245-6567

Ozark Center, Inc., Will's Place Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The NCTSN grant allows us to provide financial support for children and families so they have access to our outpatient mental health services. For under- or un-insured children, we are able to use grant dollars to provide therapy sessions. Sometimes we can take care of the deductible or co-pays. Another goal of our work is to increase trauma awareness among child-serving professionals in the area. First, we provide a screening, then conduct a trauma assessment (if indicated), and finally complete a psychological evaluation to determine the more specific effects of traumatic events. We follow up with a comprehensive array of educational and consultation activities. Child-serving professionals advance in understanding the "root to fruit" connection between trauma and psychosocial functioning. Our audience includes educators, court personnel, child protection workers, foster parents, home visitors, and therapists.
 

City, State: 
Joplin, MO
Contact: 
Kimberly Fielding
Phone: 
(417) 347-7580

Parsons Child and Family Center, Heroes Project

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 
Parsons Child and Family Center’s Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute (SATRI) has provided training, consultation, and research as a NCTSN Community Practice sSite since 2002, including national and regional leadership in developing and disseminating evidence-supported trauma and resiliency-focused services for children and families with traumatic stress. The HEROES Project, a SAMHSA-funded NCTSN grant, provided integrated trauma-informed training for six programs at Parsons, the Albany County Children’s Mental Health Clinic, and the Albany County Department of Children, Youth and Families from 2009-2012. The Project trained therapists, foster parents, residential counselors, child protective services workers, and educators, and evaluated of the efficacy of Real Life Heroes (RLH), a trauma and resiliency-focused treatment, to help children and families who had experienced multiple and interpersonal traumas such as emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, domestic violence, losses, or community violence. Results of HEROES Project research are being published in a journal of the American Psychological Association and include statistically significant decreases in child behavior problems and trauma symptoms. The study supported the efficacy of implementing trauma and resiliency-focused treatment in a wide range of child welfare and children’s mental health programs. Following Parsons’ affiliation with the Northeast Parent and Child Society in 2012, the scope of SATRI training and consultation has more than doubled. The combined agencies currently serve more than 12,000 children and family members each year in 46 counties of New York State with 60 programs and over 1,200 staff. Primary service areas include: eEarly cChildhood, eEducation, tTraining and& rResearch, bBehavioral hHealth, fFamily fFoster cCare, rResidential cCare, cCase mManagement, pPrevention and& fFamily pPreservation, and cCareer dDevelopment. As a NCTSN affiliate organizations, the two agencies have continued Parsons’ commitment to “‘learning, adapting, creating, and delivering the most effective services for children and families.”’ In the last two years (2012-2014), Parsons’ sStaff have led, or co-led 13 workshops or presentations at national and regional conferences, and co-authored two articles in peer-reviewed journals and one chapter in a highly regarded book on the treatment of complex trauma in children and adolescents. Training programs, research, and publications continue Parsons’ commitment over the last 12 years to collaborative work with other NCTSN colleagues on disseminating evidence-supported trauma treatment. This has included participation in the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Group, the Complex Trauma and Integrated Health Care committees, and co-leadership of the NCTSN Resource Parent Workgroup, which developed a highly regarded trauma-informed training used by foster, kinship, and adoptive parents across the United States. Training in Real Life Heroes, the Resource Parent Curriculum, and consultation on implementation of trauma-informed treatment in child welfare and children’s behavioral health programs are available through the Parsons SATRI.
City, State: 
Albany, NY
Contact: 
Jillian Gecewicz
Phone: 
(518) 426-2632
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Trauma-Informed Care for Very Young Children in Poverty Project (TIC-YC) is a collaboration of Penfield Children’s Center, a Birth-to-Three agency, and Marquette University, both of which are located in the central city of Milwaukee WI. The Behavior Clinic, the home of TIC-YC, was founded in 2003 to provide in-home, mental health services to children 5 years of age and younger with significant behavior and emotional problems. Referrals come from over 80 community agencies, individual service providers (e.g., pediatricians, public health nurses, social workers), and parents. The two primary goals of TIC-YC are: (1) provide trauma-informed care to children, 0-5, most of whom live in poverty and (2) increase local capacity to serve these children through: a. service agreements with other local agencies and schools to provide integrated care for traumatized young children; b. training teachers and other individuals who work daily with these children to recognize trauma symptoms, have knowledge of available trauma-related services, and refer these children’s families to appropriate service providers; and c. training community-based professionals to become competent to deliver the Early Pathways (EP) Program. EP integrates improving parent-child relationships, teaching cognitive-behavioral strategies within a sound developmental framework, and incorporating current trauma research to provide caregivers with practical tools taught within a flexible and hands-on format in the familiar setting of the children’s homes. EP was recognized as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and as highly relevant to the child welfare system by the California Evidence- Based Clearinghouse.

City, State: 
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: 
Healther Rotolo
Phone: 
(414) 345-6337

Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

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

The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services II (PACTS)has been awarded a 5 year (October 1st 2016 to September 30th 2021) Community Treatment Center (Category III) grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (S.A.M.H.S.A.) through a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. PACTS: Reaching the Most Vulnerable Youth is a child and adolescent behavioral and physical health system-wide trauma universal screening, education, prevention and intervention program, with a focus on the most vulnerable and underserved youth: young children (2-6 years old); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC); and intentionally injured youth (IY). We will primarily serve children eligible for Medicaid( which is a large percentage of the population of children in Philadelphia) under the age of 18 as well as transitional youth ages 18-21 in these populations. We have selected 3 trauma-specific evidence-based practices to serve our youth and families: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT); Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention(CFTSI) and the Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement(CARE) group parenting training. We will partner with the following child-service systems: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Physical Health, School District of Philadelphia, Crisis Response, Faith Based and Grass-roots organizations.

City, State: 
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 
Arturo Zinny
Phone: 
(267) 602-2235
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Providence’s Children and Youth Cabinet is the backbone entity for the city’s collective impact work, convening multiple systems, stakeholders and partners to identify shared priorities for child wellbeing and implement quality programs to improve outcomes for children and youth. Through a school-based continuum of services, the Building Trauma Sensitive Schools initiative addresses the high levels of trauma experienced by adolescents. By leveraging partnerships among residents and systems and building on an established framework for setting joint priorities and implementing proven programs, we ameliorate youth trauma in some of the most challenged schools in the most challenged neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. Our continuum of services includes the following: (1) establishing rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in youth (data that is currently scarce or unavailable); (2) implementing socially and culturally relevant evidence-based programs, primarily Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools; (3) enhancing youth, community, and family engagement in therapeutic programs with innovative performance arts programming; (4) building trauma-sensitive practice across the school system through training and professional development; and (5) magnifying the issue of youth trauma to the policy and decision-making level at the School District to promote adoption of trauma-sensitive policies.

City, State: 
Providence, Rhode Island
Contact: 
Matthew Billings
Phone: 
(401) 464-1511
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

In collaboration with the Asian Health Services (AHS), the Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP), Public Health Institute (PHI) will implement the Trauma Informed Programs for Asian Communities (TIPAC) that aims to provide trauma-informed treatment and other services to reduce mental health and behavioral problems (e.g., substance use) and promote health and well-being for Asian Americans and immigrants in Alameda County, CA. TIPAC will target Asian children (6 to 18 years old) and their families who have had traumatic experiences due to refugee/immigration/relocation process, child abuse, and other traumatic events (e.g., exposure to war and disaster). In collaboration with local CBOs and the Public Health Department, we will conduct community and online outreach and recruit the targeted Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma. We will provide evidence-based and culturally appropriate trauma-informed treatment and other programs (e.g., Asian youth community empowerment) and evaluate the efficacy of TIPAC on the targeted health outcomes. We will also facilitate system level changes in child-serving systems to improve access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services in the San Francisco Bay area. Results of the process and outcome evaluation will be reported to SAMHSA and the targeted Asian communities through community forums and newsletters. Through direct individual and system level interventions, TIPAC will have a significant impact on increasing access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services for Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma but have been neglected by mental health and other service providers.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Tooru Nemoto
Phone: 
(415) 602-6925
Email: