Washington

Washington State University, CLEAR Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The CLEAR (Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resiliency) Trauma Center will be established in cooperation with public health, mental health, and national partners. The center will adopt the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework as a model for teachers and other school staff to enable them to better understand the impact of trauma and to respond effectively in routine educational practice to help children recover from the effects of trauma. Additionally, the program will introduce crisis intervention (Psychological First Aid) and more intensive trauma treatment in the school—including Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and ARC—for children who are not benefitting from adjustments to their learning environments, even in classes where teachers are skilled in understanding trauma. During the four years of funding, the program will serve more than 2,000 children who are struggling with trauma and its effects on their cognition, emotions, behavior, and academic success.

Contact: 
Christopher Blodgett
Phone: 
(509) 358-7679
Email: 

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Harborview Child Traumatic Stress Program is located at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS), a specialty program of the Harborview Medical Center, a University of Washington teaching hospital. The center serves children and adults affected by child maltreatment, rape and other violent crime, and other traumatic events.

Among its accomplishments as part of the NCTSN, the center: 1) increased its capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions at HCSATS; 2) improved mechanisms for identifying and linking affected children served within the medical center to other services; 3) created a collaboration with specialized community providers serving victims in diverse settings to increase identification, access, and availability of culturally specific treatments; and 4) constructed and managed a website for distance learning that also serves as a clinical resource for practitioners across the state.

Contact: 
Lucy Berliner
Phone: 
(206) 744-1600
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