Saprina Matheny was the Clinical Program Manager for the Ambit Network at the University of Minnesota. In that role, she provided clinical consultation and training related to the implementation of Trauma Informed Communities/Practices to a variety of audiences, including education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and clinicians. She now provides outpatient therapy, as well as supervision, consultation, and training with a particular emphasis on implementation of TF-CBT.
University of Minnesota, Ambit Network, Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma
The Midwest Continuum of Care for Child Trauma (MC3T) will increase access to quality care for traumatized children and youth aged 4–18 in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. The program will focus on traumatized children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, as well as on other high-risk populations: children/youth affected by parental military deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), refugee and immigrant children/youth, and American Indian children/youth. The goals are to: 1) improve access to trauma-informed practices and treatment; 2) implement and sustain evidence-based treatment models across four regional hubs in both states; and 3) build and maintain consensus on child trauma. During the course of the project, an estimated total of 8,445 individuals will be served.