The Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a multi-disciplinary child abuse team and child advocacy center comprised of social workers, psychologists, child abuse physicians and fellows, child protection case workers, prosecutors, and police. The Center screens over 2,000 families each year for child abuse and neglect and provides several trauma-informed psychological therapies including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and child and family traumatic stress intervention (CFTSI). The Center provides local, statewide, and national trainings including Beyond the Silence Forensic Interviewing, Darkness to Light, PCIT, Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE), Child Abuse Pediatrics and Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training. The Divisional research focuses on adverse childhood experiences, traumatic brain injury, traumatic stress, parent and child interaction parenting support and adversity screening in pediatric primary care. The Mayerson Center is also building community capacity to address and prevent trauma and child maltreatment.
Ashley Labistour is a UC Davis-approved PCIT trainer and a nationally approved trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT. She formerly served as a treatment coordinator specializing in child sexual abuse at Children’s Institute, Inc. in Los Angeles for 11 years. She currently provides TF-CBT training and consultation for various agencies in Southern and Northern California.
Alice Conte was the former Director of Trauma Services at Gateway Community Services. She is now Vice President at Children's Educational Services. Alice will continue to be involved with NCTSN activities focusing on expanding evidenced based trauma services in the North Florida Area.
University of Arkansas Medical SCIS, Little Rock, The Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma (NEST)
The Arkansas Network for Early Stress and Trauma (NEST) will do the following: (1) provide culturally competent, client-centered, family-focused, evidence-based assessment and treatment—including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)—to traumatized children aged 0–5 referred by child welfare professionals, early childhood educators, military partners and/or child advocates; (2) train, coach, and monitor fidelity of mental health professionals to implement evidence-based interventions targeting young children; and (3) develop training materials, resource kits, and other tools to enhance trauma-informed practices for children aged 0–5 in court, child welfare, child advocacy, early childhood education, veteran, and military systems.
BeMe is a state wide initiative, with trauma specific screening, assessment, and interventions provided through our CMHCs and other contracted providers. Agencies with TF-CBT therapists can be located at the OUHSC website, www.oklahomatfcbt.org. Along with trauma specific services, we focus on systemic trauma-informed culture change through intra- and inter-agency trainings, collaborations, and policy change. To help maximize spread, we have a free 3 hour "Trauma Is Just the Beginning" eLearning, that provides CEUs and can be accessed on our webpage, http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health/SHARE/index.html. We are developing additional trainings to further assist agencies in implementing trauma-informed principles, policies, and practice.
The Texas Children Recovering from Trauma initiative will transform children’s mental health services in Texas into a trauma-informed care system that fosters resilience and recovery. The target populations are children and adolescents aged 3–17 who are from military families and/or who have experienced or witnessed trauma. The initiative will work to transform Texas’s mental health services, beginning with two local Mental Health Authorities (community mental health centers) in central Texas as pilot sites. The project will serve 1,360 unduplicated children and adolescents during the grant period, at least 10 percent of whom (136) will be from military families. To reach this goal, the initiative will train the Texas mental health workforce, enhancing policies and practices, and increasing the number of mental health professionals trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Trauma-Informed Care for Youth (TICY) and Families Residing in Lake County will use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to treat and serve children and adolescents, aged 2–18, and their families who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events. TICY will develop expertise in trauma care and become a leader in enhancing trauma-informed care in the community by providing training on the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma. The project will serve 1,000 clients in direct clinical services. Priority will be given to military families.
The Transforming Trauma Project (TTP) of the Family and Children's Services, Inc. (FACS), provides evidenced-based trauma treatment and screening to children, youth, and families who have experienced traumatic events. Over 80 clinicians, throughout the State of New Jersey, have been trained through the program in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in collaboration with the CARES Institute. The TTP provides community education to various child serving agencies and community organizations on the signs and symptoms of trauma and on how to prevent secondary traumatic stress. The New Jersey Trauma Network Team (NJ TNT), comprised of stakeholders and community members, meets quarterly to disseminate information in an effort to become a trauma-informed community. TTP focuses on reaching out to military families, and FACS is committed to providing efficient and effective services to our Service Members and their families.
The Healing Path: A Trauma Treatment Program for Youth will integrate education, assessment, and treatment of trauma in children into the mental health, substance abuse, schools, and juvenile justice systems in Lake County. An evidence-based approach—Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC)—will be used to treat traumatic stress symptoms in children aged 4–18. Approximately 200 youth with traumatic stress symptoms (20 percent from military families) will be treated during the course of the grant. The program will also serve an estimated 240 caregivers including 120–160 service members or military spouses. Training around implementation of trauma-informed care will be provided to 1,200 professionals during the course of the grant.
The Integrated Trauma Care project will provide evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) services to children aged 0–5 and their caregivers who have experienced or are at high risk for abuse and/or neglect. Populations served may include families living at or below the poverty level, caregivers who themselves were abused and/or neglected, caregivers with high levels of stress, caregivers with drug/alcohol abuse histories, caregivers with anger management issues, and families with histories of domestic violence. During the grant period, the project will serve 600 unduplicated children and their caregivers including 32 children of military families; and will train 84 clinicians in a year-long intensive Learning Collaborative.