Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals
Address: 

Big Lake Dr.
Osceola, WI 54020

 

Work: 
715-294-0639
Description: 

Joy Solano was an Intake Therapist and Community Representative for the Youth Trauma Center at Youth and Family Services in Rapid City, SD. She is TF-CBT certified and trained in CBITS. She now works for Canvas Health out of North Branch, MN as part of a mobile crisis response team in rural communities.

Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP

Address: 
5351 Samuell Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228
Work: 
214.818.2605
Fax: 
214.818.2645
Email: 
Description: 

Jeff completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he earned the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has worked with residential populations, foster children, and with outpatients. Jeff was the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, where he also was involved in training, outpatient work with sexually abused children, and research. He has been a tenured professor at four universities. He directs the Research Institute of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Jeff was named as an “Integrated Scholar” at Texas Tech University and received the “Outstanding Professional Award” in 2013 from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His interests include sexual abuse, PTSD, assessment, and treatment. Jeff has published over 40 journal articles; has made over 250 presentations; and has received foundation and grant support in excess of $5.0 million. He and his wife of 38 years have one delightful daughter, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.

Address: 

Lynn Garst
Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
 

Work: 
(303) 692-2586
Description: 

Lynn Garst, M.Ed. has  joined the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a disaster behavior health specialist. He recently retired from the Mental Health Center of Denver as the Director of Community Services for the Child and Family Department. He also served as the Disaster Response Coordinator for MHCD. He established and managed the Intensive Psychiatric Day Treatment Program at MHCD and also managed school-based, community-based and outpatient programs. He has worked closely with a number of community, state, and national agencies and organizations to improve mental health and disaster behavioral health services to children, youth, and families. Mr. Garst is active in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, where he co-chairs the School Committee and serves on the Terrorism and Disaster Committee and Affiliate Advisory Group. He worked as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for a SAMHSA HIV Targeted Capacity Expansion Grant focusing on homeless and high risk emerging adults and for a SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Grant serving gang-involved and at-risk youth. He is a nationally recognized expert in child trauma, has authored several publications and served as a keynote speaker and presenter on child trauma at state and national conferences. Prior to joining MHCD in 2001, Mr. Garst spent 12 years at The Children’s Hospital in Denver and previously worked in public school and private industry settings.

Address: 

Kristen Garvin
The Therapy Collaborative
150 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906

Work: 
(203) 803-0336
Description: 

Kristen Garvin was the former Project Director and Trauma Clinician of the Children's Treatment & Recovery Center in Providence, RI. She is one of four providers in the state to be certified in Trauma-Focused CBT. She is now working in the private practice setting in Providence, RI and continues to be dedicated to helping children and adults recover from traumatic events. She utilizes evidence-based interventions as well as her therapy dog to facilitate progress and growth in children, individuals, and families.

Address: 

1120 Glenwood Court
Columbia, SC 29204
(w): (803) 569-6712
richardkagan7@gmail.com
 

Work: 
(803) 569-6712
Description: 

Dr. Kagan provides consultation and training on traumatic stress and complex trauma treatment including Real Life Heroes® certificate training programs. He has had extensive leadership experience in non-profit child and family services as director of professional development, QI, research, and psychological services and has served as the principal investigator for two SAMHSA-funded NCTSN community practice site grants. Dr. Kagan has also served on the NCTSN Steering Committee, the NCTSN Affiliate Advisory Board, the Complex Trauma and Child Welfare Committees, and co-led development of the NCTSN Resource Parent curriculum. He was formerly Director of Research and Consultation for the Sidney Albert Training and Research Institute at Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, New York, a NCTSN community services site since 2002. 

Dr. Kagan is the author and co-author of nine books: Families in Perpetual Crisis with Shirley Schlosberg (Norton), Turmoil to Turning Points; Building Hope for Children in Crisis Placements (Norton), Wounded Angels; Lessons from Children in Crisis (Child Welfare League of America); Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children (Routledge); Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (Routledge), Real Life Heroes; a Life Storybook for Children 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions (Routledge) and the Real Life Heroes Practitioner’s Manual 1st and 2nd editions (Routledge). He has published over thirty articles, chapters, and papers on practice and research issues in trauma therapy, child welfare, foster care, adoption, training implementation, program evaluation, and quality improvement in family service and behavioral health treatment programs. Dr. Kagan’s presentations, articles, and books highlight practical and innovative approaches that practitioners and organizations can utilize to help children and families strengthen resilience and reduce traumatic stress.

Work: 
(303) 941-0247

Trauma and Grief Program at the University of Michigan

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The primary mission of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry's Trauma and Grief program is to raise the standard of care and increase access to best-practice care for traumatized and/or grieving children and families (see http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/patient-care/trauma-and-grief-center/). We are affiliates with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Trauma and Grief Clinic
The Trauma and Grief Clinic provides trauma informed assessment, intervention, consultation and community outreach to children, adolescents (between the ages of 7-17 years) and families who anticipate or have significant histories of traumatic- and/or grief-exposed circumstances, broadly defined, to promote understanding of responses and healing. To service this population with a best practices approach that is individually tailored keeping in mind developmental, cultural, and other diversity considerations.

Infant and Early Childhood Clinic
The Infant and Early Childhood Clinic (see also http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/patient-care/infant-and-early-childhood-clinic/) provides assessment and intervention services to infants, toddlers, young children (birth-6) and their families.  We aim to promote the healing and resilience of young children and their families who have experienced trauma and/or loss through use of individually-tailored best-practices that include trauma- and developmentally-informed assessment, consultation, and intervention services. In addition, our clinic provides community consultation, advanced training to professionals, and engages in research focused on better understanding and meeting the needs of young children and their families.  The Infant and Early Childhood program also includes multifamily group services for families impacted by toxic stress, adversity, and trauma; these include military families with young children (Strong Military Families; Rosenblum & Muzik, 2014; see also http://m-span.org/programs-for-military-families/strong-families/) as well as mothers with trauma histories parenting young children (Mom Power; Muzik, Rosenblum et al., 2015).
 

City, State: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: 
Katherine Rosenblum
Phone: 
(734) 764-0231
Address: 

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence Children's Health
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX 75235

Work: 
(214) 456-1522
Description: 

Sara Pollard completed a postdoctoral psychology fellowship with the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (GCTSI), an NCTSN Category III center and collaboration between Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. During this fellowship, she developed expertise in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Additionally, Dr. Pollard delivered webinars on suicide, self-injury, and cultural issues in maltreated children. She now works in an integrated primary care clinic for children in foster care, and has been integrating the NCTSN's Resource Parent Curriculum with Triple P for foster and adoptive parents. She is especially interested in network projects related to integrated care, foster care, and cultural and systems issues.

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Children’s Place is a non-profit agency that helps heal the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other traumas. Serving the Kansas City community for over 30 years, The Children’s Place is a recognized leader in working with young children using evidence based therapy and best practice treatment.
 
Operating three main programs: Day Treatment, Outpatient Therapy and Parenting Support Services; The Children’s Place works to help every child overcome development delays  and mental health issues that manifest as a  result of traumatic experiences. Day Treatment provides a therapeutic early education program for children under the age of 5. Outpatient Therapy provides both child and family therapy for children up to 8 years of age and Parenting Support Services is an in-home service to work with caregivers to strengthen their parenting competencies and decrease parental stress. The goal of all three programs is to help children and families heal from adverse experiences and to  promote happy and healthy childhoods.
 

City, State: 
Kansas City, MO
Contact: 
Ann Thomas
Phone: 
(816) 363-1898
Address: 

108 Clover Street Roselle, NJ 07203

Work: 
908-578-4889
Description: 

Dr. Jones is a former Post-doctoral Fellow with The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. While there she provided evidence based trauma treatment to youth involved in the juvenile justice system and facilitated trauma trainings to correctional officers, probation officers, and mental health staff. Dr. Jones currently works at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey and remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding evidence-based trauma practices in schools.

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