Current and Affiliated NCTSN Organizational Members

Below is an alphabetical listing of NCTSN member organizations. This list includes current grantees as well as NCTSN Affiliates—former grantees who have maintained their ties to the Network. For each organization, the funding period(s) by Federal fiscal year, program description, and contact information are listed.

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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 Service of Rhode Island, Inc., Children's Treatment and Recovery Center

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The Children's Treatment and Recovery Center (CTRC) is aligned with SAMHSA's "Trauma and Justice" and "Military Families" Strategic Initiatives. CTRC will raise the overall standard of trauma care within the state's child welfare and mental health systems; priority will be given to children involved with or at risk for involvement with child welfare and children of military families. During the lifetime of the grant, CTRC will provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), or Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to children and their families; and during the first year expects to train approximately 400 community partner and child welfare staff. CTRC currently consults with Network expert Judith Cohen, MD, on adapting TF-CBT for children in child welfare and residential settings, and for military families; and CTRC will also consult with and receive training from the Strong Families Strong Forces (SFSF) Program at Boston University on intervention with military families.
City, State: 
Providence, RI
Contact: 
Susan Erstling
Phone: 
(401) 331-1350

Family Sunshine Center, CARES Project

Funding Period: 
[2012 - 2016]
Description: 

The CARES (Children Advancing through Recovery and Empowerment Services) Project will be sponsored by the Montgomery Area Family Violence Project in partnership with the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority to provide trauma-focused care to children and adolescents under the age of 18 who have been traumatized by family and/or sexual violence, and/or child abuse, and/or neglect. The project will utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with clients residing in the River Region of Alabama (including Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery counties). CARES will provide training both to the community at-large and to various community agencies to develop a trauma-informed system of care.

City, State: 
Montgomery, AL
Contact: 
Karen Seller
Phone: 
(334) 206-2100
Funding Period: 
[2017-2022]
Description: 

The Florida State University Center for Child Stress and Health is a clinical resource center for patients and professionals that provide primary, secondary and tertiary health prevention for children exposed to toxic stress, especially those in rural, minority and underserved communities. In partnership with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a Federally Qualified Health Center, it serves as a research, teaching, and service site for medical students, postdoctoral health psychology fellows and residents in providing integrated primary care for children with physical and behavioral healthcare needs. The Center serves as a national resource on effective treatment and service approaches for child trauma experiences by young/preschool children- specifically those from migrant farm-working families. Resources and services are provided in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. The Center:

  • Develops research on impact of toxic stress in children from rural and diverse backgrounds.
  • Develops screening and treatment for children in primary care exposed to toxic stress.
  • Translates evidenced based prevention strategies and treatments for use with rural and minority children.
  • Provides education and resources to healthcare providers and early childhood educators on toxic stress and its impact on physical and mental health through a website and professional education.
  • Develops health information technology applications to improve access to care.
  • Provides a telemedicine training and consultation service to make integrated behavioral health expertise available to physicians in primary care.
     
City, State: 
Immokalee, FL
Contact: 
Elena Reyes, PhD
Phone: 
239 658-3123
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

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

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress

Funding Period: 
[2002 - 2005]
Description: 

The Harborview Child Traumatic Stress Program is located at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS), a specialty program of the Harborview Medical Center, a University of Washington teaching hospital. The center serves children and adults affected by child maltreatment, rape and other violent crime, and other traumatic events.

Among its accomplishments as part of the NCTSN, the center: 1) increased its capacity to deliver evidence-based interventions at HCSATS; 2) improved mechanisms for identifying and linking affected children served within the medical center to other services; 3) created a collaboration with specialized community providers serving victims in diverse settings to increase identification, access, and availability of culturally specific treatments; and 4) constructed and managed a website for distance learning that also serves as a clinical resource for practitioners across the state.

City, State: 
Seattle, WA
Contact: 
Lucy Berliner
Phone: 
(206) 744-1600

Hunter College Schools of Social Work

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
The National Child Trauma Workforce Institute at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work focuses on expansion of the trauma-informed workforce. The Institute uses an In Network strategy to disseminate the Core Concepts Curriculum (CCC) for use at CAT II & III sites throughout SAMHSA’s 10 regions. The primary populations served include NCTSN staff trained to facilitate CCC use; and clinical psychology interns, child psychiatry fellows, social workers students, and licensed clinical mental health and marriage and family counseling students, whom trained staff train during their field practicums at their sites using the CCC. Our primary services include: advanced and basic CCC Facilitation “Colleges”, and post-training consultation and implementation support to insure effective use of new CCC skills. Adoption of this network resource increases conceptual trauma knowledge and enhances the clinical reasoning and case formulation skills for existing staff and new staff, and the staff at partner agencies. The CCC has three main elements: a conceptual framework based on “Twelve Core Concepts” for understanding traumatic stress reactions in children and families from the child’s perspective; five in-depth case studies that convey the developmental impact of cumulative trauma exposure in children; and use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation to engage participants in a highly inter-active learning process. The Institute’s Beyond the Network strategy includes CCC dissemination for Post Masters CEU training; creation of new cases and competency based evaluation tools.
City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Laura Katz
Phone: 
(212) 396-7581

Institute for Health and Recovery, Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together II

Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Description: 
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT III) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR), Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), and Boston University (BU). The project addresses traumatic stress in children, aged 0–6, and their parents who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), the Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment (NP) and Recovery, and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC). Services are provided at SSTAR in Fall River, MA and SSTARbirth in Cranston, RI.
City, State: 
Cambridge, MA
Contact: 
Susan O'Donnell
Phone: 
(617) 661-3991

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

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

The Bridging the Gap program identifies and engages adolescent and transitional-aged Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth at risk of homelessness among the continuum of community-based and residential trauma treatment programs. Services include peer outreach and support, psychoeducation and vocational training, care coordination and linkage to community services, and training and support for program staff in the selection and implementation of trauma-informed and evidence-based treatment modalities which meet the needs of these youth, including Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation/Narrative Story-Telling (STAIR/NST), Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education Therapy (TARGET), and Motivational Interviewing. Project goals include (1) improved provider capacity to identify these youths and understand their needs within the system of care; (2) increased referrals to and engagement in future focused activities and treatment; (3) reduction in trauma symptoms and improved behavioral health outcomes; (4) and promoting participation in community-based programs and services. The program currently partners with several community providers including Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS), the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, and the NYU McSilver Institute and aims to enhance and build linkages with additional community-based organizations.

City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Antonia Barba
Phone: 
(212) 632-4679
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