South Carolina

Address: 
2629 Ion Avenue
Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Work: 
(843) 412-6706

Medical University of South Carolina, Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress (PATS) will further adapt, develop, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed interventions and resources for traumatized adolescents; and will increase access to and build capacity nationally for the delivery of these interventions and services for this population. To achieve these goals the program will: 1) develop Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (TF-CBT-A); 2) adapt and develop NCTSN products that support delivery of effective, trauma-informed services for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems; and 3) evaluate, disseminate, and implement Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT)—an intervention designed to reduce substance use risk and trauma-related mental health problems among abused adolescents. The target population area is the Southeastern United States (which has high rates of youth victimization and a disproportionate number of youth involved in the child welfare system) to increase the capacity of and access to evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. PATS will train 960 practitioners across six states through 12 additional Learning Collaboratives and Community-Based Learning Collaboratives.

Contact: 
Rochelle Hanson
Phone: 
(843) 792-2945

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Dee Norton Lowcounty Children's Center project Implementing Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Sexual Behavior Problems will increase access to treatment for children and their nonoffending caregivers traumatized by abuse who exhibit or who are at risk for exhibiting sexual behavior problems (SBPs). The goal is to reduce the negative impacts of SBP by increasing the number of direct services provided by clinicians and community partners trained in evidence-supported treatment interventions for 252 children and their nonoffending caregivers. The children and caregivers DNLCC serves come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds from Charleston and Berkeley counties. DNLCC, a Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) will implement treatments developed by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center through a community-based Learning Collaborative. Multidisciplinary partners of the CAC will participate as a Community Change Team (CCT). The center will train mental health professionals; and will provide evidence-based treatment plans, case management, and monitoring for children with SBPs and their families through weekly CAC multidisciplinary team case reviews.
Contact: 
Lib Hinson
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600
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