Massachusetts

Justice Resource Institute, Complex Trauma Treatment Network

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Complex Trauma Treatment Network (CTTN) will develop, adapt, and disseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and adolescents impacted by complex trauma. The project’s goals are to: 1) transform multicounty and state systems of care serving children and families impacted by complex trauma; 2) address gaps in complex trauma services to youth of color living in poverty and/or with urban violence; and in residential treatment centers, juvenile justice detention centers, shelters, and foster care; 3) enhance graduate-level social work education to cultivate a sustainable provider workforce across the child services continuum trained in complex trauma; 4) increase national access to EBPs for complex trauma including: Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET); and 5) expand regional, national, virtual, and Web-based dissemination of products and resources from CTTN and NCTSN. The CTTN will also provide intensive training and technical assistance to transform systems of care in more than 200 community and state agencies participating in one of 18 Learning Communities; and will train more than 20,000 multidisciplinary child service providers on the impact, assessment diagnosis, and treatment of complex trauma in at least twenty states. This initiative will directly impact 100,000+ children and families nationwide.
City, State: 
Brookline, MA
Contact: 
Joseph Spinazzola
Phone: 
(617) 232-1303

Baystate Medical Center, Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Community-Based Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment for Childhood Trauma’s (Partners in Care) overarching goal is to improve access to and quality of evidence-based trauma-informed care for children and families who experience trauma and loss by addressing health disparities and reducing barriers to treatment throughout Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, Partners in Care will: 1) Disseminate the In-Home Therapy (IHT) application of Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) on a statewide scale, with emphasis on developing capacity for serving Latino and military families 2) Implement a program of training in trauma-informed mental health care for paraprofessionals working in a variety of community-based mental health settings 3) Strengthen cultural competence of the clinical workforce for trauma-informed treatment within special populations. Partners in Care will expand the culturally-sensitive trauma-informed workforce by providing training for graduate students in educational settings throughout New England and Puerto Rico. This will also include training therapists in Puerto Rico in TF-CBT. Partners in Care proposes to serve families with children ages 5 to 18 who have experienced trauma regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Training for paraprofessionals and students will include the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT), NCTSN Resources for Military Children and Families, and The Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma. Partners in Care collaborates with the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative to support the statewide dissemination of trainings.
City, State: 
Springfield, MA
Contact: 
Jessica Wozniak
Phone: 
(413) 794-6630

Institute for Health and Recovery, Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together II

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT III) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), and Boston University (BU). The project addresses traumatic stress in children, aged 0–6, and their parents who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment (NP) and Recovery, and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC). Services are provided at SSTAR in Fall River, MA and SSTARbirth in Cranston, RI.
City, State: 
Cambridge, MA
Contact: 
Susan O'Donnell
Phone: 
(617) 661-3991

National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research has led the nation in developing and disseminating knowledge about trauma and violence and addressing its effects on homeless families for more than 20 years. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network from 2003 to 2007, the National Center and its partners formed the National Collaborative for Trauma-Surviving Homeless Children to address the unmet trauma-related needs of homeless children and their parents. The National Center has developed a Trauma-Informed Organizational Curriculum for use in homeless service settings, settings serving women, veterans, and children, and organizations serving displaced populations. The central component of the curriculum is a Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment that includes concrete practices or benchmarks of trauma-informed care for special populations, and serves as a guide for agencies to begin the process of adopting a trauma-informed approach agency-wide. The National Center provides training and technical assistance on traumatic stress, trauma-informed care, and secondary traumatic stress and self-care both locally and nationally, and provides individualized consultation to support organizations in implementing a trauma-informed service model.
City, State: 
Newton, MA
Contact: 
Kathleen Guarino
Phone: 
(781) 373-7066

LUK Crisis Center, Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
LUK Inc.'s Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center (CMCTC), in collaboration with system partners, strengthens access to and availability of effective trauma-informed services and evidence-based trauma treatment for children/youth aged 0–18 with an emphasis on military families. CMCTC will serve 400 children/youth and families who have experienced traumatic events and implement Attachment Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). CMCTC will offer trauma-informed trainings for community partners with the goal of reaching 1000 professionals. CMCTC will provide leadership within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Child Welfare committee with an emphasis on the implementation and dissemination of Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC). CMCTC provides continuous quality monitoring of interventions and training effectiveness.
City, State: 
Fitchburg, MA
Contact: 
Beth Barto
Phone: 
(978) 829-2327
Email: 
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