Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) is the public behavioral health authority for Baltimore City. BHSB’s NCTSN grant funds You TURNS (Youth Trauma, Unity, Recovery, Navigation, and Safety), a collaborative effort with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Safe Streets program, the Penn North Kids Safe Zone, and Catholic Charities of Baltimore. You TURNS offers a continuum of support to youth ages 14 to 25 who have been exposed to violence or experience chronic stress or trauma. Peer navigators engage youth through street outreach, facilitate groups using the SELF model (a trauma-informed psychoeducational curriculum), and link youth to support services and resources. Support services provided through You TURNS include acupuncture, trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) groups. Participation is self-directed. All services are located in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore.
City, State: 
Baltimore, MD
Contact: 
Emily Heinlein, MPH
Phone: 
410-637-1900 ext.8522

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention Inc.

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021]
Description: 

Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (AIP)’s Center for Trauma Care in Schools (CTCS) is a hub for training and school-­based delivery of evidence­-based practices (EBPs) to treat traumatic stress in children in Boston’s public schools. AIP collaborates with Boston Public Schools (BPS), MA Dept. of Mental Health, and community mental health providers to deliver a training program to equip clinicians working with Boston students to treat children with traumatic stress symptoms using evidence-based approaches. CTCS-trained clinicians and clinical interns screen students for trauma and provide Trauma Systems Therapy (individuals) and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) (groups). In addition, CTCS collaborates with schools to foster trauma-sensitive school environments, and with clinical training programs to develop a workforce skilled in treating trauma in schools using EBPs. CTCS Goals:1)Increase access to trauma services via school-based interventions; 2)Improve quality of services through provision of a continuum of evidence-based screening and treatments ; 3)Foster school environments that are sensitive to traumatic stress.

CTCS Project Strands: 1)School-Based Screening for Trauma; 2)Training In School-Based, Evidence-Based Practices Addressing Trauma; 3)Provision of Evidence-Based, School-Based Services Addressing Trauma; 4)Building System Capacity. For 10 years, AIP has operated a school­-based mental health partnership in a dozen Boston Public Schools with a focus on trauma, and has developed the school-based adaptation of Trauma Systems Therapy.

City, State: 
Boston, MA
Contact: 
Lisa Baron
Phone: 
617-849-7419

Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services II (PACTS)has been awarded a 5 year (October 1st 2016 to September 30th 2021) Community Treatment Center (Category III) grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (S.A.M.H.S.A.) through a National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. PACTS: Reaching the Most Vulnerable Youth is a child and adolescent behavioral and physical health system-wide trauma universal screening, education, prevention and intervention program, with a focus on the most vulnerable and underserved youth: young children (2-6 years old); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth; Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC); and intentionally injured youth (IY). We will primarily serve children eligible for Medicaid( which is a large percentage of the population of children in Philadelphia) under the age of 18 as well as transitional youth ages 18-21 in these populations. We have selected 3 trauma-specific evidence-based practices to serve our youth and families: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT); Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention(CFTSI) and the Child and Adult Relationship Enhancement(CARE) group parenting training. We will partner with the following child-service systems: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Physical Health, School District of Philadelphia, Crisis Response, Faith Based and Grass-roots organizations.

City, State: 
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 
Arturo Zinny
Phone: 
(267) 602-2235

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Inc., Project lnterCSECT

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

Project lnterCSECT will establish a network of therapists who will provide evidence-based treatment services for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in Georgia aged 11–17. Additionally, the project will: 1) train Network therapists in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); 2) strategically identify/develop and disseminate additional evidence-informed intervention components to TF-CBT–trained therapists that will provide the Network with additional tools to best engage and serve CSEC clients (TF-CBT+); and 3) deliver TF-CBT+ to CSEC clients. Each year the number of CSEC youth served will increase as the number of therapists trained in TF-CBT increases, totaling 150 CSEC youth served during the grant period.

City, State: 
Atlanta, GA
Contact: 
Kelly Kinnish
Phone: 
(678) 904-2880

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, U Mass Medical School Child Trauma Training Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC) will be developed by the Department of Psychiatry to improve identification of trauma, to increase trauma-sensitive care, and to increase access to evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment for at-risk and underserved children and youth aged 6–18 in central and western Massachusetts—including court-involved youth and youth in military families. During the grant period CTTC anticipates: 1) training 1,800 child-serving professionals in trauma-sensitive care; 2) reaching approximately 20,000 children/youth with trauma-informed services; and 3) providing TF-CBT to 900 children/youth. The service array for the CTTC includes 60 cities and towns in central Massachusetts (Worcester County) and 23 cities and towns in western Massachusetts (Hampden County). Additionally, the CTTC will create a centralized referral system that will include a network of agencies with documented training in evidence-based trauma treatment. Along with providing trauma-informed training, the CTTC will offer training for first responders (e.g., police) in trauma-sensitive practices, and will disseminate culturally competent trauma screening tools to pediatricians, juvenile courts, and schools.

City, State: 
Worcester, MA
Contact: 
Jessica Griffin
Phone: 
(508) 340-7981

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc., Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Hope Initiative will target children and adolescents aged 0–17, along with their parents/caregivers, who have experienced neglect, physical abuse, and/or sexual abuse. Priority will be given to children and adolescents of military families. Three evidence-based practices will be utilized: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Special Populations (A-DBT-SP), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). MCCC will conduct comprehensive outreach that is culturally appropriate and gender-appropriate to increase access to trauma-informed care as well as to improve outpatient trauma-focused treatment and services through implementation of the three interventions. Working in conjunction with regional partners, MCCC will also provide leadership in training and education to help providers in rural Kentucky better address the impact of trauma on children, adolescents, and their families. Finally, staff will be trained on the unique needs surrounding sexual and gender identity so that LGBTQ clients feel comfortable and safe while they address their trauma and other needs.

City, State: 
Prestonsburg, KY
Contact: 
Robin Gray
Phone: 
(606) 886-8572

Las Cumbres Community Services, Inc., An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Practice Model will be developed to build a comprehensive network of evidence-based, trauma-informed service providers to reach children aged 0–6 and their families throughout the rural/frontier area of northern New Mexico. The target populations are predominantly living in poverty, are about 75 percent Latino/Latina, and are at very high risk for traumatic experiences. The project will provide direct trauma-focused services to 1,580 individuals during the four years of the grant. A wide variety of integrated evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies will be used including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBP), Circle of Security™, art therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT).

City, State: 
Espanola, NM
Contact: 
Stacey Frymier
Phone: 
(505) 753-4123

University of Louisville, The Center for Promoting Recovery and Resilience of Traumatized Children and Youth

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 
Metro Louisville’s Center for Promotion of Recovery and Resilience (CPRR) will utilize a comprehensive, community based approach consisting of) capacity building, 2) community and referral source education, 3) child/youth centered evidence based trauma focused interventions, and 4) consumer feedback and evaluation to help children and youth (military, refugee, or maltreated and sexually exploited and trafficked) overcome effects of trauma. Specifically, this project will 1) increase knowledge and skills of personnel who make referrals and provide services to children regarding trauma and related services, 2) provide trauma focused intervention services to military children, refugee children, and children victimized by abuse, neglect and exposed to family violence, and 3) evaluate the impact of the project on consumers of this proposed project. By the completion of the project, 100 providers will have been trained in evidence based trauma interventions (e.g. TF-CBT, CBITS, FOCUS), 575 children and their families will have been provided trauma treatment and education, and 50 community agencies serving children and youth will have become trauma informed. A final report will be disseminated through presentations and publication on the project’s impact and lessons learned on how to best respond to the needs of traumatized children and youth.
City, State: 
Louisville, KY
Contact: 
Jennifer Bobo
Phone: 
(502) 852-3932

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Addressing Childhood Trauma through Intervention, Outreach, and Networking (ACTION) project supports the University of New Mexico Children's Psychiatric Center (UNM-CPC) through maintaining a trauma-focused specialty clinic and offering a wide range of training and consultation opportunities for providers and trainees within the system. The ACTION Clinic serves children and adolescents ages 5–18 and their families, providing integrated evidence-based treatments including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET). Special emphasis is placed upon culturally responsive, contextually driven service delivery given the high percentage of under-served, ethnically and culturally diverse families who seek trauma-informed services at UNM-CPC. In particular, ACTION is focused on serving Native American, refugee and military families as well as LGBTQ-identified youth. ACTION also provides training and consultation across the state of New Mexico in trauma-informed practices to service systems such as child protective services, juvenile justice, schools, and a variety of behavioral health agencies who serve traumatized youth and families. In addition, ACTION is committed to the dissemination of ARC and TARGET models of complex trauma treatment throughout New Mexico, given the scarcity of service providers who are trained in evidence-based treatments for trauma.

City, State: 
Albuquerque, NM
Contact: 
Raven Cuellar
Phone: 
(505) 239-9880

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, WPIC Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021 and 2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The Matilda Theiss Early Childhood Trauma Treatment Center (ECTTC) at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) provides evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, early childhood trauma services for young children and families in the Pittsburgh area. Currently, the ECTTC is focused on expanding evidence-based practices and filling service gaps to meet the high demand for early childhood trauma services in Western Pennsylvania. Our population of focus is the racial/ethnic minority and/or low-income early childhood population (ages 0-7), in Allegheny County and throughout the surrounding, rural counties of Western Pennsylvania. The ECTTC also places a special emphasis on improving service access for specific underserved groups in our region that are greatly affected by trauma, including: young children and families impacted by intimate partner violence and maternal addiction; those involved in the child welfare system; military families; as well as the region’s increasing immigrant/internationals population. Interventions include: Child Parent Psychotherapy; Parent Child Interaction Therapy; Parent Child Attunement Therapy; and the FOCUS Resiliency Training Program. In addition to Network training partnerships with Category II sites, the ECTTC also partners with county human service departments; local child welfare agencies; legal child advocacy groups; numerous foster care/kinship agencies; local managed care organizations; intimate partner violence programs; maternal substance abuse programs; early intervention; pediatric primary care; and family support programs. Additionally, the ECTTC maintains active local participation in Pennsylvania’s SAMHSA Project LAUNCH grant.

City, State: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Contact: 
Kimberly Blair
Phone: 
(412) 383-1569
Email: 
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