Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Adelphia University, Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment

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

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Training and Treatment at the School of Social Work will: 1) create a skilled trauma-focused workforce of social work and other mental health professionals on Long Island and in parts of New York City; 2) support delivery of evidence-based treatments to adolescents across Long Island, with an emphasis on youth in residential settings; and 3) build on existing collaborations with local and national agencies, and with service systems, to improve the quality of trauma-informed services by multidisciplinary providers (e.g., child welfare, probation). During the four years of the project, the institute will provide training on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent trauma to more than 1,300 social work students and multidisciplinary providers across the region, extending the scope of evidence-based and trauma-informed service delivery to more than 4,000 adolescents.

City, State: 
Garden City, NY
Contact: 
Mandy Habib

Youth and Family Services, Inc., YFS Youth Trauma Center

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

YFS Youth Trauma Center will provide trauma-focused services in a four-county area for youth and their families who experience or witness traumatic events. The center will focus on children and adolescents in the military, American Indians, low-income families, families in foster homes and shelters, and individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and developmental delays. The project will serve a total of 1,400 children and adolescents during the four-year grant period.

City, State: 
Rapid City, SD
Contact: 
Maureen Murray
Phone: 
(605) 342-0789

Center for Success and Independence, Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E)

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021 and 2010 - 2012]
Description: 

The Center for Success and Independence has created Safety Acceptance Freedom Empowerment (S.A.F.E), which will provide services to the Harris County, Texas, juvenile justice program including trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment services to adolescents; new trauma-informed and trauma-focused practices in its residential program; and systems changes through consensus-building, training, and technical assistance. S.A.F.E targets youth aged 12-17 because of the high prevalence of PTSD in this population, and because studies show a link between traumatic stress and escalating delinquency.

The Center’s objectives include: 1) screening adolescents for PTSD at Harris County Juvenile Probation (HCJP) sites; 2) providing trauma-informed assessment and residential treatment to adolescents using dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT); 3) implementing at least one new trauma-informed practice and one new trauma-focused intervention in the Center’s residential program, with new services delivered to adolescents; 4) providing a minimum of eight hours of training and 24 hours of technical assistance to HCJP staff in trauma-informed services provision; and 5) providing five additional training events for HCJP providers.

City, State: 
Houston, TX
Contact: 
Alvaro Guevara

Serving Children and Adolescents in Need (S.C.A.N.), Border Traumatic Stress Response (Border TSR)

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2009 - 2012 and 2005 - 2009]
Description: 
The Border Traumatic Stress Resource Center (BTSRC), a project under Serving Children and Adults in Need Inc. (SCAN) is an affiliate site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. BTSRC focuses on: 1) enhancing the skills of its workforce to use a trauma lens in everything they do; 2) utilizing trauma-specific interventions that are evidence-based; 3) developing services that concurrently treat traumatic stress and substance abuse; 4) partnering with other organizations around the country to advance services and resources for children and families impacted by trauma; and 5) serving as an information clearinghouse for NCTSN products and training resources for professionals and organizations in Webb County and surrounding areas that desire to become more knowledgeable about trauma-informed care and adept at delivering trauma-informed services.
City, State: 
Laredo, TX
Contact: 
Susana Rivera

Medical University of South Carolina, Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2003 - 2007]
Description: 

The Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress (PATS) will further adapt, develop, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed interventions and resources for traumatized adolescents; and will increase access to and build capacity nationally for the delivery of these interventions and services for this population. To achieve these goals the program will: 1) develop Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents (TF-CBT-A); 2) adapt and develop NCTSN products that support delivery of effective, trauma-informed services for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems; and 3) evaluate, disseminate, and implement Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT)—an intervention designed to reduce substance use risk and trauma-related mental health problems among abused adolescents. The target population area is the Southeastern United States (which has high rates of youth victimization and a disproportionate number of youth involved in the child welfare system) to increase the capacity of and access to evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions. PATS will train 960 practitioners across six states through 12 additional Learning Collaboratives and Community-Based Learning Collaboratives.

City, State: 
Charleston, SC
Contact: 
Michael deArellano

Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families provides field-tested and evidence-based multisensory, trauma-focused therapies to help traumatized youth and their families reduce trauma symptoms, maximize their daily functioning, and restore their abilities to develop and enjoy healthy interpersonal relationships. Serving northwest Ohio, the Center offers clinic-based services for youth and families exposed to any type of trauma including child abuse, community violence, traumatic loss, serious illness and injuries, and witnessing domestic violence. The Cullen Center works with children birth to age 18 and includes their families and caregivers. The Center works closely with the Lucas County juvenile courts as well as child protective services to provide trauma-informed assessment and therapy. The Cullen Center also provides trauma-informed consultation to the pediatric inpatient units of Toledo Children’s Hospital.
 
The Cullen Center continues its trauma-informed training of community professionals and agencies started during the grant funding period. Training and support are provided to other professionals and community members so that youth and families exposed to trauma can access evidence-based, trauma-focused services.

City, State: 
Toledo, OH
Contact: 
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai
Phone: 
(419) 291-7919

University of Rochester, Mt. Hope Family Center, The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Exposed to Violence (PEACE)

Funding Period: 
[22016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Experiencing challenges (PEACE) project at Mt. Hope Family Center continues to extend evidence-based, trauma-informed services to children and families exposed to challenging and stressful life experiences, such as family member deployment or reintegration; traumatic stress, grief and loss; or maltreatment or exposure to intimate partner violence, domestic violence, or community violence. Populations served include children in the child welfare system, children in military families, and children in the community struggling with traumatic stress symptoms. Three interventions are offered: (1) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (2) Alternatives for Families—A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and (3) Child-Parent Psychotherapy. The project has also allowed for staff to provide training on the effects of trauma on children and families and disseminate best practices in implementation of evidence-based interventions locally and nationally.
City, State: 
Rochester, NY
Contact: 
Sheree Toth

The Center for Trauma Program Innovation at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2005 - 2009 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Center for Trauma Program Innovation at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) develops, adapts, and disseminates trauma-focused assessment and treatment services for traumatized children and adults, with special emphasis on those from low-income and racially diverse neighborhoods who have been exposed to interpersonal and community violence, and who present with the consequences of both acute and chronic traumatic stress.

The Center helps to build the evidence base for promising treatments for trauma in collaboration with other NCTSN member sites, as well as with JBFCS programs. It works to build the capacity of organizations to provide best practice in assessing and treating trauma through training, implementation, and consultation on evidence-based practices. Working with the New York City mental health, child welfare, and educational systems, the Center enhances the ability of professionals within these systems to provide trauma-informed services to the city’s children, and reaches out to businesses and community organizations to provide training in psychological first aid, active coping, and crisis intervention.

JBFCS, an affiliate member of the NCTSN, has been focusing on sustaining evidence-based practice since their renewal grant ended in 2009. Sustainability has been challenging in this fiscal climate and JBFCS has relied on the expertise gained through their involvement with the NCTSN in implementing and sustaining practice in community settings. JBFCS has been able to expand the Sanctuary model to five programs including residential treatment, group home, and domestic violence shelters serving over 1,600 youth and families since 2008. The use of evidence-based practice has also grown from the original implementation of STAIR and Life Skills/ Life Stories to include TFCBT, CPP, SPARCS, and AFCBT in use in 16 programs system wide with over 200 clinicians trained. We have provided crisis interventions to 35 community programs, including schools, synagogues, and community mental health programs reaching over 500 individuals, to help stabilize systems following a critical incident. We have also trained 112 professionals and community members in psychological first aid in order to further create crisis response capacity within the community.

City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Paula Panzer

Western Michigan University, NCTSI Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP)

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2008 - 2012 and 2003-2007]
Description: 

The Detroit Trauma-Informed Project (D-TIP) at the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center will support further development of a collaborative continuum of trauma-informed services in Detroit. Working with traumatized urban youth and their families within the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the project will increase child and familial resiliency, and will identify and address trauma from a multisystem perspective. Services will include trauma screening, comprehensive trauma assessment, parent trauma training, resiliency strategies for children and families, and workforce development. D-TIP will expand on existing treatment modalities and introduce Strengthening Families Coping Resources (SFCR). Cohorts in at least two agencies will also be trained in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT), a Parent Management Training (PMT) for military families.

City, State: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: 
James Henry
Phone: 
(269) 387-7073

Baystate Medical Center, Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 
Therapy House Calls: Effective Treatment in the Home for Families Experiencing Trauma and Loss (House Calls) will improve access to and the quality of mental health care for children and families who are experiencing symptoms stemming from trauma or loss. The project will adapt Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for use in the In-Home Therapy (IHT) setting, which is a model of community-based mental health treatment in which patients receive intensive psychotherapy in their own homes. In addition to improving access, this adaptation will offer significant advantages for selected patients over the traditional outpatient TF-CBT by addressing the impact of trauma on the entire family unit. The treatment will then be disseminated through trainings and ongoing consultation. House Calls will serve children and adolescents aged 5–18 residing in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Objectives include: 1) training 24 IHT clinicians and their paraprofessionals in the adapted form of TF-CBT; 2) enrolling 120 children and their families in TF-CBT, 30 percent of whom will be military families; 3) gathering NCTSN-required data and appropriate clinical measures; 4) significantly reducing depressive, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral symptoms in 90 percent of children and families completing therapy; 5) maintaining robust partnerships with partner agencies and community stakeholders; and 6) ensuring fidelity to the TF-CBT model.
City, State: 
Springfield, MA
Contact: 
Barry Sarvet
Phone: 
(413) 794-6630
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