Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Spurwink Refugee Mental Health Project utilizes Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R), a multi-tiered mental health promotion model, to improve access to trauma-informed mental health services for refugee children and adolescents in Maine. The project is a partnership with the Refugee Trauma and Resiliency Center at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), United Somali Women of Maine, schools, providers, and grassroots organizations. The project provides services to refugee children and adolescents who have or are at risk for mental health issues due to complex trauma histories related to war, persecution, resettlement and acculturation. TST-R takes a social ecological approach to working with these children and youth, building systems of care that respond to their multi-dimensional needs. The initiative includes broad-based prevention and community resilience building, community-based skill-building groups for youth, and intensive home-based family therapy for those with significant mental health needs. All services are delivered by mental health clinicians and cultural brokers who assist the team and community in creating cross-cultural understanding and change.

City, State: 
Portland, ME
Contact: 
Sarah Ferriss
Phone: 
(207) 871-1211
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Rutgers Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery (CCRTR), located in Piscataway, NJ, is a partnership between Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers School of Nursing, Rutgers School of Social Work, and the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. The center aims to provide training and consultation in evidence-informed trauma screening, assessment and treatment to the current and developing NJ workforce of child mental health service providers. The CCRTR partners access trainings and consultation in the provision of the trauma-focused screening and assessment, and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework. The CCRTR focuses on supporting providers that deliver trauma-informed service to youth ages 0-10 and their caregivers in order to engage in early interventions for children exposed to trauma. We also track outcomes for children and families receiving services from our key providers that are engaged in our trauma-informed care learning communities. The Center aims to create a highly skilled workforce to provide trauma-focused interventions to New Jersey’s most vulnerable children at a critical time in their development. CCRTR is developing a resource-rich website that will include information and links related to trauma-informed care for children and families. The CCRTR’s long-term benefits for New Jersey’s children and families is to use a targeted approach to screen and treat trauma’s impact, build resilience in children and their families, and create a large, interdisciplinary learning community in the state of NJ for providers dedicated to trauma-informed care.

City, State: 
Piscataway, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly N. Moore
Phone: 
(732) 235-5399
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

In collaboration with the Asian Health Services (AHS), the Health Intervention Projects for Underserved Populations (HIPUP), Public Health Institute (PHI) will implement the Trauma Informed Programs for Asian Communities (TIPAC) that aims to provide trauma-informed treatment and other services to reduce mental health and behavioral problems (e.g., substance use) and promote health and well-being for Asian Americans and immigrants in Alameda County, CA. TIPAC will target Asian children (6 to 18 years old) and their families who have had traumatic experiences due to refugee/immigration/relocation process, child abuse, and other traumatic events (e.g., exposure to war and disaster). In collaboration with local CBOs and the Public Health Department, we will conduct community and online outreach and recruit the targeted Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma. We will provide evidence-based and culturally appropriate trauma-informed treatment and other programs (e.g., Asian youth community empowerment) and evaluate the efficacy of TIPAC on the targeted health outcomes. We will also facilitate system level changes in child-serving systems to improve access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services in the San Francisco Bay area. Results of the process and outcome evaluation will be reported to SAMHSA and the targeted Asian communities through community forums and newsletters. Through direct individual and system level interventions, TIPAC will have a significant impact on increasing access, use, and outcomes of trauma-informed treatment and other services for Asian children and families who are suffering from trauma but have been neglected by mental health and other service providers.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Tooru Nemoto
Phone: 
(415) 602-6925
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Trauma-Informed Care for Very Young Children in Poverty Project (TIC-YC) is a collaboration of Penfield Children’s Center, a Birth-to-Three agency, and Marquette University, both of which are located in the central city of Milwaukee WI. The Behavior Clinic, the home of TIC-YC, was founded in 2003 to provide in-home, mental health services to children 5 years of age and younger with significant behavior and emotional problems. Referrals come from over 80 community agencies, individual service providers (e.g., pediatricians, public health nurses, social workers), and parents. The two primary goals of TIC-YC are: (1) provide trauma-informed care to children, 0-5, most of whom live in poverty and (2) increase local capacity to serve these children through: a. service agreements with other local agencies and schools to provide integrated care for traumatized young children; b. training teachers and other individuals who work daily with these children to recognize trauma symptoms, have knowledge of available trauma-related services, and refer these children’s families to appropriate service providers; and c. training community-based professionals to become competent to deliver the Early Pathways (EP) Program. EP integrates improving parent-child relationships, teaching cognitive-behavioral strategies within a sound developmental framework, and incorporating current trauma research to provide caregivers with practical tools taught within a flexible and hands-on format in the familiar setting of the children’s homes. EP was recognized as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and as highly relevant to the child welfare system by the California Evidence- Based Clearinghouse.

City, State: 
Milwaukee, WI
Contact: 
Healther Rotolo
Phone: 
(414) 345-6337

The Family Peace Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) is an outpatient mental health service at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. The FPTTC provides services to young children and caregivers who have been exposed to traumatic violence and abuse. The FPTTC provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers as well as adjunctive individual treatment for caregivers, and Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) for the 6-10 year-old siblings of 0-5 year-old referred children. The FPTTC additionally provides trainings for community partner organizations on the impact of trauma on young children and for hospital medical staff on how to effectively screen for Intimate Partner Violence within the primary care setting. The current project develops a model co-location program to place Spanish-speaking, trauma and CPP-trained early childhood psychologists into NYP pediatric primary care clinics and community based organizations with the goals of: implementing screening protocols to increase early identification of trauma-exposed children ages 0-5; improving access to developmentally appropriate, linguistically competent, and evidence-based trauma treatment; and developing a trauma-informed system of care through the training of pediatric medical residents, primary care staff, and collaborating community organizations. The project additionally pilots a model of supportive programming that is Spanish-language, culturally informed, and culturally proficient in order to enhance treatment outcomes for bicultural Latino families affected by traumatic events.

City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Erica Willheim
Phone: 
(646) 317-5593
Email: 
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Screening, Treatment and Trauma Training in Primary Care (STATT-PC) at La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. (La Clínica) provides services to low income, minority youth across eight School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Alameda County, California. STATT-PC uses a three-pronged approach to expand access to trauma-focused services for youth (ages 12-17) who have been exposed to community violence, physical abuse, domestic violence and/or other traumatic events. The first is a primary care approach, which focuses on training medical team staff to be more cognizant of childhood trauma by using The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers combined with the implementation of the Primary Care PTSD screening tool. This approach enables the medical team to efficiently link more registered medical patients to behavioral health services where behavioral health clinicians use the PCL5 in their screening and treatment of trauma. The second approach is a population-based classroom approach. After screening all students in the classroom of schools associated with the SBHCs, La Clínica links students to appropriate trauma services, using Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma In Schools (CBITS) brief, validated screening tool. Third, La Clínica will partner with other agencies to implement a CBITS Learning Collaborative to further expand trauma services across Alameda County. Collectively, these three approaches create multiple pathways for youth to access trauma-focused treatment to reduce long-term physical and social consequences that arise from adverse childhood experiences.

City, State: 
Oakland, CA
Contact: 
Ruth Campbell
Phone: 
(510) 535-6448
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The Resilience for Appalachian Youth—Overcoming Trauma (RAPP) Project is a collaboration of three nonprofit, comprehensive, behavioral health centers (FMRS Health Systems, Inc., Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center and Seneca Health Services) in West Virginia. The RAPP Project serves children, adolescents, and families (including veterans) who experience multiple traumatic experiences in an 11-county area of southern West Virginia known for poverty, poor health, drug-addicted young parents and minimal access to services. RAPP is increasing awareness of childhood trauma and trauma-informed practices throughout the state and among agencies who provide children’s services; providing training in evidence-based treatment (PCIT and TF-CBT) including web-based, on-site, and virtual training to therapists throughout southern West Virginia; increasing staff and evidence-based treatment to children/adolescents with identified trauma in each of the three partnering centers via center, school-based, and expanded use of telehealth; and collaborating with community and state stakeholders in developing and promoting policies supporting the implementation of trauma-informed services and practices across the state of WV. RAPP is collaborating with consumers and community agency leaders and a strong Evaluation Team in implementing the project and maintaining long term sustainability to improve the quality of life and resilience of WV children and families.
City, State: 
Beckley, WV
Contact: 
Kathy Armentrout
Phone: 
(304) 256-7100
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Brooklyn Action for Child and Teen Success (Brooklyn-ACTS) is a program of The Family Center focusing on building agency and community capacity to identify and treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children ages 5-18. In collaboration with the CARES Institute, Brooklyn ACTS trains and certifies therapists in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and provides the intervention to children and adolescents residing in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Brooklyn, NY. The program aims to build sustainable capacity within the agency and with our central Brooklyn community partners to increase on-going access to evidenced-based, trauma-focused treatment and services for minority children who experience or witness traumatic events. These severely traumatized children exhibit significant emotional or behavioral difficulties related to one or more traumatic life events, including complex trauma. Clinicians, clinical supervisors, directors, and community partners are trained in TF-CBT, an evidenced-based intervention that effectively treats trauma symptoms in children, adolescents, and their parents. The program also assesses for common barriers to retention in behavioral health services and provides care management to address these barriers. Our integrated approach reflects our philosophy that comprehensive trauma-informed, culturally congruent treatment and person-centered care management helps create meaningful and sustained improvements in mental health and overall functioning. Trauma education and outreach to community partners enhances community partner capacity to identify and refer children whose behavior/symptoms suggest possible traumatic stress.

City, State: 
Brooklyn, NY
Contact: 
Ivy Gamble Cobb
Phone: 
(718) 230-1379

Family and Children's Service, Inc., NJ

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
Family & Children's Services (FACS) in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is providing trauma treatment and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families who experience/witness traumatic events. Utilizing interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Transforming Trauma will continue to provide leadership on child/adolescent issues to the provider communities throughout New Jersey, build the capacity of statewide service system to implement trauma-informed service practices (including professional training, public information, and outreach/screening, referral), and build a network of trauma-capable providers. Transforming Trauma will focus on making services accessible to military families that live on or near nearby military bases, homeless families, forensically-involved and other underserved youth and their families. We will train clinicians throughout the state of New Jersey to deliver services to children and families impacted by trauma utilizing one of four evidence-based therapeutic models including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT); and Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS).
City, State: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Contact: 
Kelly Collins
Phone: 
(908) 352-7474 EXT. 221

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT), Department of Human and Resource Development/Social Services Dept. (DHRD/SS), Child and Youth Trauma Services Program (CYTS) goal is to provide and increase the quality of trauma treatment to families living on the Flathead Indian Reservation. CYTS serves children/adolescents ages 3-18, and their families who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events; domestic violence, bullying, sexual/physical abuse and neglect. CYTS increases access and the quality of trauma treatment and services for tribal children/youth, and their families. CYTS provides culturally sensitive, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate services, as well as, trains stakeholders within DHRD/SS, Tribal Health, and Human Services, Tribal Probation/Parole, and non-tribal organizations.
City, State: 
Pablo, Montana
Contact: 
Dana LIberty Morales
Phone: 
(406) 675-2700
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