Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

Affiliate Member Organizations and Individuals

University of California, Davis, UC Davis - PCIT Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The UC Davis–PCIT Training Center project will further the dissemination of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) by developing and testing a web course (PCITWeb) designed to inform professionals who may want to acquire and/or enhance PCIT skill involvement. The center will also develop a Learning Collaborative that focuses on the use of PCIT with young traumatized children and their families, and will create several products to enhance and support clinicians’ use of PCIT in a broad range of settings (e.g., community mental health centers, private practice, and in-home services). Three pathways will be used to disseminate knowledge and skills related to the application of PCIT: 1) the creation of a 10-hour culturally competent web course for mental health providers who serve traumatized children and their families; 2) enrollment of 10 agencies in PCIT Competency Achievement Training to deliver PCIT services and train staff at these agencies to use the 10-hour web courses in their communities; and 3) development of PCIT products that will support the effective use of PCIT. These objectives will be achieved through extensive collaboration with NCTSN members, and will include formation of a PCIT Learning Collaborative, a PCIT Workgroup, and a PCIT Family Consumer group.
Contact: 
Anthony Urquiza
Phone: 
(916) 734-7833

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Funding Period: 
[2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth uses knowledge about trauma to transform service delivery to homeless youth ages 13-21 in the Hollywood community. This work includes the implementation of evidence- and practice-based clinical treatment; the development, implementation, and evaluation of trauma-informed services; and capacity-building activities directed at direct care and clinical staff. The Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the lead agency and is collaborating with four community Agencies—Covenant House California, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the Los Angeles Youth Network, and My Friend’s Place—and other agencies within the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership. In addition to the work done to improve local services for homeless youth, the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth is developing products and training curricula (including web-based training) and is partnering with national technical assistance organizations to transform services for homeless youth nationally.

Contact: 
Arlene Schneir
Phone: 
(323) 361-3901
Address: 

1844 South Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224

Work: 
(303) 757-2930
Description: 

Frank Bennett was director of Children's Services at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, for twenty years before retiring in 2006. He served as project director of the NCTSN site at Aurora for four years. Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, working on the Core Curriculum Project and the Resource Parent Curriculum. Dr. Bennett continues to be active with the Network, serving on the Affiliate Advisory Committee, working with the Resource Parent Subcommittee to improve the implementation of the Resource Parent Curriculum, and beginning to work on attachment issues.

Address: 

Community Care Behavioral Health
1200 Camp Hill Bypass, Suite 100
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Work: 
(717) 731-3633
Fax: 
(866) 418-0366
Email: 
Description: 

Karen Mallah served as project director for the Mental Health Center of Denver's Family Trauma Treatment Program, an NCTSN grantee. Dr. Mallah now works as a behavioral health consultant on the Mercer Government Human Services Consulting team. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding evidence-based and culturally competent trauma treatment for diverse youth and families.

Address: 

HEALS, Inc.
1100 Meridian St
Huntsville, AL 35801

Work: 
(256) 428-7560
Fax: 
(256) 428-7561
Description: 

Connie Carnes is the former the director of the National Children's Advocacy Center. She is now director of HEALS, Inc. (Health Establishments at Local Schools), an agency that provides free medical and dental care to at-risk children in Title I schools. She remains involved with NCTSN activities focused on expanding trauma-based knowledge and programs in schools.

Funding Period: 
[2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Aurora Mental Health Center is a nonprofit community mental health center that serves more than 12,000 clients annually in Aurora, Colorado. Services are provided in eight counseling and specialized service centers; seven residential facilities; 25 public schools; two county departments of human services; and in homes, foster homes, and other community locations. The Center helps abused and neglected children and children who have witnessed interpersonal violence. The Center’s Intercept program works with children with mental illness and developmental disabilities, an underserved population with an extremely high prevalence of abuse, and has adapted Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children with developmental disabilities.
Contact: 
Kathie Snell
Phone: 
(303) 617-2733

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Services Center of Southern Arizona (CATTS) is a collaboration of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern Arizona, Arizona's Children Association, the Pima County Attorney's Office/Victim Witness Program, and La Frontera Center. The center provides services to children and adolescents and their families in Tucson/Pima County, Arizona, who have been exposed to trauma including sexual or physical abuse, domestic violence, school and community violence, and natural disasters. With particular sensitivity to Latino and Native American cultures, CATTS provides culturally informed, evidence-based, socioecologically valid, developmentally appropriate services. CATTS also collaborates with and trains key community stakeholders such as child welfare agencies; law enforcement; schools; family resource and wellness centers; social/behavioral health agencies; and consumers including caregivers, children and adolescents, and their families. The center also works with children and families at Davis Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca.
Contact: 
Elizabeth Wong
Phone: 
(520) 327-7122

Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Alaska Child Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2005 - 2009]
Description: 

The Alaska Child Trauma Center at ACMHS provides comprehensive evidence-based treatment services to children impacted by complex trauma. It has served as an implementation center for the ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency) framework developed at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. The Alaska Child Trauma Center serves as a center of expertise in trauma treatment, and multi-disciplinary and systemic responses to complex trauma in Alaska. Currently, the Alaska Child Trauma Center manages the statewide Alaska Trauma Training Initiative and a statewide early childhood mental health training initiative for the State of Alaska.

Contact: 
Joshua Arvidson
Phone: 
(907) 762-2817
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