Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

Treatment and Services Adaptation Centers - Category II

Yale Child Study Center, Childhood Violent Trauma Center

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2010 - 2013, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 

The Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC) of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine will serve as the lead Treatment and Services Adaption (TSA) Center in the areas of acute, early, and brief intervention. Efforts will focus on the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), designed to help children and adolescents aged 7–18 who have experienced potentially traumatic events (PTE)—including sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence (DV), community violence (CV), and injuries and accidents—and who have exhibited symptoms of acute stress. The project will broaden the application, adoption, and dissemination of CFTSI with a variety of populations and service systems through: 1) continued adaptation and implementation of CFTSI in Child Advocacy Centers (CACs); 2) continued adaption of CFTSI for children in foster care; and 3) development of adaptations of CFTSI for implementation in DV shelters and emergency departments, and with military families. CFTSI dissemination will be broadened by conducting a national Learning Collaborative and by building training capacity via a Train-the-Trainer program. Additionally, a Web-based CFTSI Site Sustainability System (CS3) will be developed to collect, analyze, and report clinical outcomes and implementation process data, which will support continuous quality improvement and sustainability.

City, State: 
New Haven, CT
Contact: 
Steven Marans
Phone: 
(203) 785-3377

University of Southern California, Trauma Services Adaptation (TSA) Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
Description: 

The Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools will: 1) serve as the primary resource site for schools to access trauma-related products and training through the NCTSN; 2) develop and disseminate school-based, trauma-informed interventions to improve schools’ understanding of and responses to trauma; and 3) create technology-enhanced tools and materials for broader dissemination in schools. Given the broad array of traumas experienced by students, and in an effort to help meet the training and service needs of each school, the center will address all types of trauma. The center will also partner with the NCCTS and its member and alumni sites to build resilience in schools by preparing and educating school personnel to be responsive to the needs of children and families with seamless, accessible, and effective services that involve all members of the school community. Additionally, the center will fill critical gaps by providing widespread access to, training in, and implementation support for materials and resources including: 1) enhancing the expertise of school personnel in the prevention-recovery continuum (including violence and bullying prevention) and in using the methodology in the Listen, Protect, and Connect — Model & Teach Psychological First Aid for Children (endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education) for school crisis intervention; 2) addressing the lack of evidence-based programs in schools with minimal mental health resources by disseminating the teacher-led Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program, and by developing a self-guided Web-based Student Trauma Resiliency Curriculum (STRC) program for older middle and high school students; 3) extending the reach of school-based trauma interventions to address the needs of elementary-age students by incorporating the Bounce Back program; and 4) identifying and addressing the needs of particularly vulnerable students such as LGBT youth.
 

City, State: 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: 
Marleen Wong
Phone: 
(213) 740-0840

University of California, San Francisco, Early Trauma Treatment Network

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 -2016, 2009 - 2012, 2005 - 2009 and 2001 - 2005]
Description: 
The Early Trauma Treatment Network (ETTN): Raising the Standard of Care for Young Children 0–5 will address the needs of traumatized young children and preschoolers by raising their standard of care and by enabling increased access to evidence-based trauma treatment for them. ETTN will work to build early trauma competence in the systems serving these children. Statistically, young children and preschoolers have a higher exposure to trauma; and they are the most defenseless due to developmental vulnerability, and dependency on parents and/or caregivers. ETTN will: 1) address training and service gaps by engaging in activities that promote workforce development; 2) create culturally competent products, resources, and training protocols; and 3) build mechanisms for collaboration across the mental health, pediatric care, early childhood education, early intervention, child welfare, judicial, and military systems. ETTN is a collaborative of four national programs. All ETTN sites will provide training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a manualized, evidence-based intervention for young children. To improve access to services and to raise the standard of care for traumatized young children and preschoolers, ETTN will build training infrastructure and conduct five Learning Collaboratives with NCTSN Centers and community-based programs—focusing on American Indian providers, military family providers, distance learning technologies, Train-the-Trainer Learning Collaboratives to increase CPP capacity in training and supervision, and national Learning Collaboratives with tracks for Spanish-speaking providers. Additionally, ETTN will create educational and training materials for parents, childcare providers, and service providers for military families; and will collaborate with the NCCTS and with NCTSN Centers in cross-site evaluation, training, and dissemination. Over the course of the grant, ETTN will provide training related to early childhood trauma to 40,000+ service providers and CPP training to a minimum of 480 mental health practitioners.
City, State: 
San Francisco, CA
Contact: 
Alicia Lieberman
Phone: 
(415) 206-5979

Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation Project

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016, 2010 - 2013, 2005 - 2009 and 2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation Project (CTISP-DI) will be created by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) to meet the needs of child abuse victims served by Child Protective Services and Child Welfare (CW) services across the nation. The center—in cooperation with the NCCTS, other select US Treatment and Services Adaptation (TSA) Centers and Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers, NCTSN committees, and CW and mental health organizations providing trauma treatment nationwide—will lead the transformation of public CW agencies into trauma-informed systems. CTISP-DI will translate the Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Conceptual Framework developed by CTISP into a systems-level intervention   with multiple components including training, consultation, and ongoing support using the Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Toolkit and the revised version of the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (also developed as part of CTISP), among other tools. The CTISP-DI Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System Intervention will be disseminated to at least six CW systems in the United States to help them become supercommunities that fully implement the intervention at a true performance level. These evolved, trauma-informed CW systems will then reach thousands of children and families, and will serve as exemplars for their states and the nation while helping to lead the movement to true trauma-informed practice. The CTISP-DI will help to change the wider community CW system into a multidimensional, evidence-based, trauma-informed system that is better able to meet the unique needs of children and families involved in the CW system.

City, State: 
San Diego, CA
Contact: 
Cambria Walsh
Email: 
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