[2016 - 2021 and 2001 - 2005]
The Trauma Resilience Youth Program (TRYP) is part of Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC), which is a non-profit organization in Aurora, Colorado that provides services to both children and adults. TRYP focuses on children of refugee and immigrant families who have resettled in Colorado, and specifically delivers culturally informed trauma screenings and treatment to these underserved populations. Some of the treatment interventions include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Child-Centered Psychotherapy (CPP), and Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS). One of TRYP’s key staff includes Health Navigator Case Managers who provide culturally and linguistically appropriate interpretation and case management services to the different refugee and immigrant communities. Other key components of TRYP include training AuMHC clinicians in evidenced-based practices (EBPS) and in the use of cultural modifications of specific EBPs when they are available. TRYP has developed partnerships with integrated (physical and behavioral health) care specialty clinics, youth-serving programs, schools, resettlement agencies, and department of human services.