New Jersey

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Rutgers Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery (CCRTR), located in Piscataway, NJ, is a partnership between Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers School of Nursing, Rutgers School of Social Work, and the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. The center aims to provide training and consultation in evidence-informed trauma screening, assessment and treatment to the current and developing NJ workforce of child mental health service providers. The CCRTR partners access trainings and consultation in the provision of the trauma-focused screening and assessment, and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework. The CCRTR focuses on supporting providers that deliver trauma-informed service to youth ages 0-10 and their caregivers in order to engage in early interventions for children exposed to trauma. We also track outcomes for children and families receiving services from our key providers that are engaged in our trauma-informed care learning communities. The Center aims to create a highly skilled workforce to provide trauma-focused interventions to New Jersey’s most vulnerable children at a critical time in their development. CCRTR is developing a resource-rich website that will include information and links related to trauma-informed care for children and families. The CCRTR’s long-term benefits for New Jersey’s children and families is to use a targeted approach to screen and treat trauma’s impact, build resilience in children and their families, and create a large, interdisciplinary learning community in the state of NJ for providers dedicated to trauma-informed care.

City, State: 
Piscataway, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly N. Moore
Phone: 
(732) 235-5399

Family and Children's Service, Inc., NJ

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
Family & Children's Services (FACS) in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is providing trauma treatment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families who experience/witness traumatic events. Utilizing interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Transforming Trauma will continue to provide leadership on child/adolescent issues to the provider communities throughout New Jersey, build the capacity of statewide service system to implement trauma-informed service practices (including professional training, public information, and outreach/screening, referral), and build a network of trauma-capable providers. Transforming Trauma will focus on making services accessible to military families that live on or near nearby military bases, homeless families, forensically-involved and other underserved youth and their families. We will train clinicians throughout the state of New Jersey to deliver services to children and families impacted by trauma utilizing one of four evidence-based therapeutic models including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT); and Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS).
City, State: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly Collins
Phone: 
(908) 352-7474 EXT. 221
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The Center for Great Expectation's is a non-profit behavioral health agency in New Jersey that provides high quality, trauma-informed care to vulnerable, child welfare involved families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and substance use disorders. The agency has a number of components: (1) two residential programs for pregnant and parenting women: one for adolescents with mental health disorders and one for adult women with substance use disorders; (2) an outpatient program that offers gender specific substance abuse treatment to adult men and women through both intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care; (3) a supportive housing program that provides rental assistance and support services to women with children who are in recovery from substance use disorders; (4) a licensed childcare center that provides a therapeutic environment for the children who reside in the residential programs. The Center approaches parenting from an attachment perspective and has created a unique Parent Infant Mental Health Program in the residential programs. Their NCTSN Trauma Focused Care Project brings Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) to all programs to serve the children, adolescents, and caregivers who are involved in the treatment and support services, expanding the Parent Infant Mental Health Services into the community. The Center provides ARC training to other New Jersey programs that offer residential substance abuse services to women and children, helping to expand trauma informed care in the substance abuse treatment arena.
City, State: 
Somerset, NJ
Contact: 
Debbie Ruisard
Phone: 
(732) 247-7003
Address: 

Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth NJ 07202

Work: 
908-354-3040 x206
Mobile: 
973-666-2820
Fax: 
908-354-2665
Email: 
Description: 

Mr. Webb was formerly Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services in Elizabeth, NJ. He was co-developer of the agency’s Transforming Trauma grant funded by SAMHSA. He is currently a special projects consultant with Community Access Unlimited, also in Elizabeth. He assists with that organization’s trauma-informed care culture and in developing trauma-informed treatment services for at-risk youth.


 

Address: 

Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
 

Work: 
(908) 354-3040 ext. 206
Description: 
William Webb

is relatively new [2012] to the trauma-informed field after 40 + years in management and consulting in child welfare, family service, mental health.juvenile justice npo's and some government agencies. His MSW/ACSW training provides a clinical/organizational/community-based service system perspective to work with boards,staff,funders and community groups. He is currently consulting on special projects, incl.program development and community capacity development, focusing on developmental disabilities and youth at risk populations, at Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth NJ. Previously as ED at Family & Children's Services, He was instrumental in developing a "Transforming Trauma" program,funded by SAMHSA, to improve and increase trauma-informed and trauma-focused services to children and youth in multiple service systems in New Jersey. In partnership with Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the CARES Institute, our program faciltated TF-CBT training for clinicians regionally, developed a trauma-informed community collaborative and instituted an education and training program to assist other community providers in becoming trauma-informed. He is happy to continue his recent experience with NCTSN as an individual affiliate member and is very committed to helping strengthen the development and dissemination of trauma-informed services, knowledge and practice wherever possible.

Address: 

Sayreville, NJ 08872

Work: 
908-578-4889
Description: 

Dr. Jennifer R. Jones is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from The University of Virginia; a Master’s Degree in School and Community Counseling from Regent University; and a Doctorate Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Jones completed a highly competitive, two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Traumatic Stress at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City where she administered evidence based treatment to youth in the juvenile justice system, coordinated staff trainings in evidence-based interventions and facilitated follow up consultation with state agencies (e.g., New York Department of Probation, Riker’s Island). Currently, Dr. Jones is the Associate Director of Mental health for the Adolescent and Young Adult populations at Riker’s Island. Additionally, she facilitates trainings and workshops for Juvenile Probation and Correction Officers and professionals around the country in order to spread knowledge about the impact of trauma and mental health issues on youth involved.

CARES Institute at Rowan University

Funding Period: 
[2003-2007]
Description: 
The CARES Institute at Rowan University is a nationally recognized facility for its leadership in the development of evidence-based services for children who have suffered child abuse. Through this initiative, the institute disseminates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), enhances public and professional efforts toward early identification and protection of potential abuse victims, and improves children's access to evidence-based and developmentally and culturally sensitive treatment services. Through collaboration with local constituencies and NCTSN members, the institute helps increase awareness of, identify obstacles to, and improve access to effective mental health services for children who have suffered abuse or other violent crime. The CARES Institute has also developed and tested an intervention for physical abuse. In addition, the institute provides ongoing training and consultation on TF-CBT and physical abuse to mental health staff at New Jersey's three other Child Abuse Diagnostic and Treatment Centers and to centers associated with the NCTSN.
City, State: 
Stratford, NJ
Contact: 
Esther Deblinger
Phone: 
(856) 566-7036
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