California

Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Restorative Trauma-Informed Practices for Teens

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Restorative Trauma-lnformed Practices (TIPS) for Teens program will deliver Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) to a population of adolescents aged 12–19, most of whom are either African American or Latino/Latina. The program expects to serve 320 teens during the grant period. Additionally, TIPS for Teens will: 1) increase access to trauma-informed treatment by providing education and professional development services to 42 school-based mental health service providers; and 2) provide information and outreach on trauma and trauma-informed responses to 670 parents, students, staff, and community-based organizations.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Peg Morris
Phone: 
(510) 237-6778
Email: 

Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Another Choice, Another Chance will provide outpatient Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and youth aged 3–18 from diverse ethnic backgrounds, who live at or below the poverty level, and who have been victims of sexual exploitation and abuse. The center will provide 12–20 sessions of individual, group, and/or family treatment services to 200 children/youth and their parents or other primary caregivers.

City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Vannessa Lindsey
Phone: 
(916) 361-2089
Address: 
Santa Barbara, CA
Description: 

Gil Reyes, PhD is a clinical psychologist in Santa Barbara, California. At NCTSN he is involved with the Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Missouri and the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at UCLA, and is a longstanding member of the task force on the Core Curriculum in Childhood Trauma. He was the lead editor of the four-volume Handbook of International Disaster Psychology (2006) and The Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008), and his areas of expertise include psychological trauma, and the psychosocial effects of disasters, terrorism, torture, and mass violence. He has provided psychosocial disaster support in several national and local disasters throughout the past decade, including the September 2001 response to the destruction of the World Trade Center, and has worked in a consulting capacity with the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He serves as the Disaster Relief Committee Chair for the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology, is the 2012 President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Peace Psychology, and is the 2014 President-Elect of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. In all areas of life, Dr. Reyes emphasizes social support and attachments as the essential tools for resilient coping in the face of adversity.

Address: 
Hendricks Consulting
4032 Valeta Street, Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92110
Work: 
(619) 549-7958
Description: 

Alison Hendricks is a National Trainer on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, which she helped to revise. She is a co-chair of the NCTSN Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit Training and Implementation Sub-Committee. She has worked for the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, a Category II site, most recently as Operations Manager of the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project. Alison now has her own consulting business, focusing on trauma training and consultation for a variety of professionals and systems.

Native American Health Center, Inc., Urban Native Center for Life Empowerment (UNCLE)

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Urban Native Center for Life Empowerment II (UNCLE II) will provide community-based, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and trauma-focused services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children, youth, and families. The program will consist of: (1) direct evidence-based trauma treatment services and community education about trauma; (2) training of key stakeholders from the child welfare, juvenile justice, educational, behavioral, and public health systems, as well as from nonprofit community-based agencies servicing AIAN children and their families; (3) cultural activities to build resiliency; and (4) system-level policy changes to trauma-informed services for AIAN children and families.
City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Utaka Springer
Phone: 
(510) 434-5421
Address: 

The Village Family Services
6736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200
North Hollywood, CA 91606

Work: 
(818) 755-8786 x1008
Description: 

Irma Seilicovich is COO and co-founder of The Village Family Services, a nonprofit that works primarily with children exposed to trauma, in North Hollywood, CA.  Ms. Seilicovich has been actively working in the mental health field for over 20 years with a focus on children and families who have been victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Formerly coordinator for the Trauma Center at Children’s Institute Inc. and a current member of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Ms. Seilicovich continues her association with the NCTSN while implementing evidence-based trauma treatment for children at The Village Family Services.

Lisette Rivas-Hermina, MS, LMFT

Address: 

1800 S. Brand Blvd, #123
Glendale, CA 91225

Work: 
(818) 956-5090
Fax: 
(818) 956-5092
Description: 

Lisette Rivas-Hermina has been a senior training specialist at the Children’s Institute, Inc. She now works as a consultant and trainer for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Los Angeles. She remains involved with NCTSN activities to promote the use of evidenced-based trauma treatment for children and their families. Ms. Rivas-Hermina provides treatment to children and their families in Spanish and English in her private practice using both TF-CBT and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Address: 

Rady Children's Hospital
3020 Children's Way, MC 6024
San Diego, CA 92123

Work: 
(858) 576-1700 x7346
Fax: 
(858) 966-7521
Description: 

Robyn Igelman has been the treatment outcome coordinator with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. She now works within the Developmental Services Department as the regional coordinator for First 5 Healthy Development Services in the North Coastal regions of San Diego county. She remains active with NCTSN activities focused on partnering with youth and families and the zero to six population.

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 Southern California, Center for Resiliency, Hope & Wellness in Schools

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 

The purpose of the TSA for Schools is to promote trauma-informed schools and school systems nationwide by enabling all schools to deliver effective trauma practices and interventions and developing a supportive and nurturing environment for trauma-exposed students, especially those from the most vulnerable populations. To achieve this, we have three primary goals: The TSA for Schools will further develop and enhance implementation and broad dissemination of our effective school-based interventions: the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Schools (CBITS) for middle and high school students, Bounce Back for elementary school students, and Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) which can be delivered by non-clinical counselors and teachers. We will also further the development and dissemination of our trauma curriculum, Life Improvement for Teens (LIFT), an interactive, web-based curriculum for high school students relating to stress, trauma, or adverse experiences. For educators and other school staff, we will develop and disseminate online platforms to teach trauma-informed classroom skills and self-care to teachers. We will also partner with school safety experts to create a trauma-informed curriculum and training for school resource officers “school police”. The TSA for Schools will also help schools systematically develop a trauma-informed infrastructure by creating an online resource for school systems to evaluate their level of being trauma-informed that identifies their readiness to adopt trauma-informed practices and next steps in effective implementation, including ways to sustain practices through federal and other funding opportunities. Additionally, we will continue to host our Annual National Summit on Trauma Informed Schools.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Pamela Vona
Phone: 
(213) 821-4398
Email: 
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