California

University of Southern California, Trauma Services Adaptation (TSA)

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: 

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress - UCLA

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 -2016, 2009 -2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Duke University School of Medicine jointly host the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), leading the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) in transforming treatment and services to meet the needs of traumatized children and their families across the United States. Through extensive expertise, resources, organizational experience, and vision, the NCCTS guides and supports the NCTSN. The NCCTS also provides strong technical assistance to support Network data collection, cross-site collaborative activities, product development and dissemination, training, adoption and adaptation of interventions, communications, policy analysis and initiatives, and program evaluation.
City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Jenifer Maze
Phone: 
(310) 235-2633, x234

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

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth uses knowledge about trauma to transform service delivery to homeless youth ages 13-21 in the Hollywood community. This work includes the implementation of evidence- 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 four community Agencies—Covenant House California, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and My Friend’s Place—and other agencies within the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. 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.

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Arlene Schneir
Phone: 
(323) 361-3901

Children's Institute, Inc., Central Los Angeles Child Trauma Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2007 - 2011 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Los Angeles Child Trauma Collaborative (LACTC) will be developed by the Children's Institute, Inc., in partnership with The Village Family Services and Family Service Agency of the Assistance League of Southern California. The project will improve the quality of care for children in Los Angeles County who have been traumatized by abuse or neglect, have been exposed to family or community violence, or have experienced prolonged separation from parents or other loved ones. During the four-year grant period, LACTC will provide: 1) trauma screening and assessment for 1,540 children, 2) training for 3,000 professionals, 3) conferences for 7,200 attendees, 4) direct evidence-based treatment services for 2,860 children, 5) eight projects with NCTSN sites and three projects with local collaborators, and 6) collection and analysis of data on 3,260 children and professionals.
City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Leslie Ross
Phone: 
(213) 260-7648

Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, The Center for Child Welfare Trauma-Informed Policies, Programs, and Practices

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2010 - 2013, 2005 - 2009 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is creating the The Center for Child Welfare Trauma-Informed Policies, Programs, and Practices (TIPs Center) to support child welfare (CW) system efforts across the nation. The ultimate goal of the TIPs Center is for Trauma Informed (TI) knowledge and skills to permeate into CW organizational cultures, at all levels and among all roles, resulting in positive sustainable changes in the systems, policies, and practices which lead to better outcomes for children and families served by these systems. The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT) is being transformed into four new curricula for use with specific targeted segments of the CW system workforce including caseworkers, supervisors, leaders (directors and managers), and support staff (receptionists, case aides, etc.). Information on how culture and trauma intersect is being wound into each of the curricula and all of them will be designed with a consultation/coaching framework. The TIPs Center is developing a system for training trainers across the country in these curricula and will provide continued support to these rostered trainers. Thoughtful consideration is being given to how to roll the adaptations out to communities that have already received the initial CWTTT training. Advanced training around topics such as secondary traumatic stress and screening and service array are also being developed. Additionally, the TIPs Center is working with CW training organizations to explore how TI concepts can be infused into existing core/foundational CW training.

City, State: 
San Diego, CA
Contact: 
Cambria Rose Walsh
Phone: 
(858) 576-1700 EXT. 2734
Email: 
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