Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals
Address: 

PO Box 56
4855 Broad Street
Mooresville, AL 35649

Work: 
(256) 520-0366
Fax: 
(256) 350-1888
Description: 

JoAnn Jaco Plucker was project director for the National Children's Advocacy Center's NCTSN project in Huntsville, Alabama. She is now a private consultant and grant writer.

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.

City, State: 
Seattle, WA
Contact: 
Lucy Berliner
Phone: 
(206) 744-1600

Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Vermont Department of Mental Health will establish the Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative —(VCTC) twelve sites (eleven community mental health treatment centers and one private group practice) serving Vermont's fourteen counties—which will fully implement and sustain the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework for complex trauma treatment. The target population is 350 children aged 3-18 who have experienced complex trauma (multiple and/or chronic exposure to developmentally adverse interpersonal victimization) and their families. The VCTC will consult with The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute for the statewide dissemination of ARC, and with the University of Vermont Connecting Cultures Program on adapting the ARC framework to better serve the VCTC's refugee communities. The VCTC has the support of key stakeholders including the state child welfare system, education system, domestic and sexual violence programs, and public/private mental health providers. The objectives are: 1) establishing a VCTC infrastructure at the local and state levels; 2) creating a Trauma-Informed Interagency Referral Network among child- and family-serving programs; 3) utilizing existing ARC Community Treatment and Services Teams to implement standardized trauma assessment and empirically based trauma treatments using the ARC framework; 4) developing in-state trauma consultation and training capacity for implementation and sustainability of ARC; 5) participating in NCTSN to incorporate lessons learned in trauma service implementation; and 6) developing systematic data collection and evaluation to monitor the quality and quantity of services and treatment.
City, State: 
Burlington, VT
Contact: 
Laurel Omland
Phone: 
(802) 863-6333

The Children's Center, Trauma Program for Families and Young Children

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Trauma Program for Families with Young Children will provide evidence-based trauma treatments to children aged 0–8 living in four metropolitan counties (Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber). Participants in the program will include children who have suffered trauma (including sexual, physical abuse, or neglect, and witnessing severe domestic violence) or traumatic grief. A specific focus will be on military children suffering from grief or from the return of an impaired parent/caregiver; other populations will include refugee children suffering from the loss of their home and extended family members, and children in domestic violence shelters. During the four-year program, approximately 6,000 children will be screened for trauma; and of those screened, 3,000 will receive trauma-informed mental health assessments. Additionally, 240 military children will be treated. By the end of the grant, 420 children and families will receive evidence-based trauma treatment.
City, State: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: 
Dough Goldsmith
Phone: 
(801) 582-5534

Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Center for Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s Hospital provides treatment and services for children who experience trauma related to maltreatment. It has used its grant funds to create and maintain a regional network of child therapists in seven Western states that participated and collaborated in training and consultation. This network is no longer being maintained, but the initiative is being sustained through regional collaboration for training on the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. Safe and Healthy Families continues to use evidence-based trauma treatment practices, maintains active collaboration with other centers, and is currently engaged in helping Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services become a trauma-informed agency.
City, State: 
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: 
Julie Bradshaw
Phone: 
(801) 662-3625

DePelchin Children's Center, Child Trauma Program

Funding Period: 
[2008 - 2012 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The DePelchin Children’s Center Child Traumatic Stress Program delivers screening, assessment, case management, and mental health services to traumatized children residing in four southeast counties in Texas. Services are provided through DePelchin’s foster care, adoption/post-adoption, residential treatment, outpatient mental health counseling, and home-based therapy programs. DePelchin focuses on children who are the victims of complex trauma or who suffer from trauma related to traumatic loss, abuse (physical, psychological, or sexual), maltreatment, or neglect. As a result of its participation in the NCTSN, DePelchin has integrated an emphasis on trauma-informed practices throughout the agency. DePelchin works with the community to provide information and training on best practices in child trauma treatment, and to increase the availability of and improve access to mental health services in the Greater Houston metropolitan area. DePelchin has also been actively involved in supporting evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Re-funded in 2008, DePelchin implemented the Child Trauma Program (DCTP) to mobilize Houston/Gulf Coast communities to help children and families address and overcome the unwanted effects of trauma. The DCTP targeted 1) children affected by trauma and in need of trauma-informed and trauma-focused treatment including referral to culturally adapted services (240 children); 2) children and families impacted by the effects of natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (360 children); and 3) children and families of military personnel deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan (100 families). The primary service area was Greater Harris County, Texas, including Houston, parts of the Gulf Coast, and surrounding counties. The DCTP brought together community leaders serving the target populations to expand access to and expertise in child trauma. Major goals were to: 1) establish a coordinated framework of community services, training, and leadership; 2) expand access to the delivery system of trauma-focused mental health care in the Houston/Gulf Coast area to children and families suffering the long-term effects of natural disaster and deployment trauma; and 3) provide leadership for the dissemination of information on the impact of trauma on children and families and the utilization of trauma-focused interventions.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Jennifer Mills
Phone: 
(713) 802-6209

Aliviane, Inc., Behavioral Health Clinic Community Treatment and Services Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 

The Aliviane Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Center will focus on children and adolescents exposed to complex trauma including emotional abuse, severe neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnessing family or community violence. The target population, aged 6–17, is 94 percent Latino/Latina, with 86 percent living at or below the poverty level. Objectives during the lifetime of the grant include: 1) collaborating with a professional steering committee and consumer advisory board; 2) providing training on effective trauma practices and trauma awareness to 150 individuals; 3) assisting five community-based programs to implement trauma-informed practices consistent with NCTSN best practices; 4) providing training to eight CTS staff on Culturally Modified Trauma-Focused Treatment (CMTFT) and Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma (ITCT); and 4) collecting data on client characteristics, evidence-based services received, and treatment outcomes for 500 children and adolescents in the target age group.

City, State: 
El Paso, TX
Contact: 
Dante Jimenez
Phone: 
915-782-4023

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Dee Norton Lowcounty Children’s Center (DNLCC) is a children’s advocacy center serving Charleston and Berkeley Counties in South Carolina. As a Category III site, the original project aimed to increase access to treatment for children and their non-offending caregivers traumatized by abuse who exhibit or who are at risk for exhibiting sexual behavior problems (SBPs). The goal was 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 non-offending caregivers. The children and caregivers DNLCC serves come from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. DNLCC implements the SBP treatments developed by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as well as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and risk reduction family therapy. The Center trains mental health professionals and provides evidence-based treatment plans, case management, and monitoring for children and their families through weekly CAC multidisciplinary team case reviews.
City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D
Phone: 
(843) 723-3600

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc., Children's Treatment and Recovery Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Children's Treatment and Recovery Center (CTRC) is aligned with SAMHSA's "Trauma and Justice" and "Military Families" Strategic Initiatives. CTRC will raise the overall standard of trauma care within the state's child welfare and mental health systems; priority will be given to children involved with or at risk for involvement with child welfare and children of military families. During the lifetime of the grant, CTRC will provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), or Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to children and their families; and during the first year expects to train approximately 400 community partner and child welfare staff. CTRC currently consults with Network expert Judith Cohen, MD, on adapting TF-CBT for children in child welfare and residential settings, and for military families; and CTRC will also consult with and receive training from the Strong Families Strong Forces (SFSF) Program at Boston University on intervention with military families.
City, State: 
Providence, RI
Contact: 
Susan Erstling
Phone: 
(401) 331-1350

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Nemours/A.I DuPont Hospital for Children, Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2012 -2016, 2007 - 2011, and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) will continue to address health-related trauma in the lives of children and families. The center's mission is to reduce medical traumatic stress by promoting trauma-informed health care, by integrating practical evidence-based tools into pediatric medical care, and by ensuring that health care providers are knowledgeable and skilled in trauma-informed care for culturally diverse youth and their families. CPTS has developed and evaluated acute and brief family-focused interventions, which can be integrated within pediatric health care. The center’s four current goals are to: 1) engage and provide national expertise to health care providers and health care systems in improving outcomes for children and families with medical trauma; 2) adapt, disseminate, and provide training to mental health providers in trauma-informed assessments and interventions for children and families experiencing medical trauma; 3) ensure that children and families have access to evidence-based resources and interventions that address the impact of medical trauma; and 4) equip other child-serving systems with trauma-informed approaches to address injury, illness, and medical problems in children and families. Activities to achieve these goals include: promoting professional and public awareness of medical trauma via CPTS's active Web presence www.healthcaretoolbox.org (to reach 20,000 providers per year) and via CPTS’s partnership with national health provider organizations; supporting implementation of effective assessment and intervention for medical trauma in more than 100 health care settings; delivering training on and tools for assessment and intervention with medical trauma to more than 9,000 health and mental health providers; and disseminating trauma-focused resources in English and Spanish to children and families experiencing medical trauma.

City, State: 
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 
Nancy Kassam-Adams / Anne Kazak
Phone: 
(215)590-3118 / (302)298-7456
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