Community Treatment and Services Centers - Category III

Another Choice, Another Chance, Community Child Trauma Treatment Center

Funding Period: 
[2017-2022], [2012 - 2016]
City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Vannessa Lindsey
Phone: 
(916) 361-2089

Wisconsin State Department of Children and Families

Funding Period: 
[2017-2022]
Description: 

Led by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Trauma and Recovery Project Collaboration will increase the availability, accessibility and coordination of trauma-specific treatment in Milwaukee and Racine Counties for families in the child welfare system or that are at risk of entering the system. Together with the Institute for Child and Family Well-being (ICFW), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW-M), the project will significantly increase availability of effective mental health services in Milwaukee and Racine Counties by training mental health clinicians in three trauma-specific treatment approaches: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The project will also increase the availability of multidisciplinary professional training in trauma and mental health for CPS and non-CPS child-serving professionals. Additionally, in collaboration with the Office of Children’s Mental Health, the project will strengthen and coordinate multiple systems and agencies that support the provision of trauma-specific treatment services. This will be accomplished through increasing consumer participation in systems change efforts, increasing public exposure to mental health awareness message, and increasing agency partners’ readiness to integrate trauma-specific treatment into their policies and practices.

City, State: 
Madison, WI
Contact: 
Bonnie MacRitchie
Phone: 
608 422-6966

Larimer County Deptpartment of Human Services

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The Colorado Children’s Congregate Care Resiliency Opportunity Project (CROP) is a trauma-informed resiliency-based collaborative model designed to prevent and reduce congregate care placements for children in child welfare/juvenile justice. Seven Colorado Department of Human Services Child Welfare counties; Larimer, Boulder, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver, Douglas, and Eagle are partnered together with the Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center at Colorado State University to expand their current trauma-informed system efforts. CROP provides trauma screening for children and their caregivers, comprehensive neurodevelopmental trauma assessments, and development of resiliency-based case plans. Resiliency-based strategies built upon developing relatedness, mastery, and affect regulation skills are then implemented through intensive in-home coaching programs. Simultaneously, children receive TF-CBT, while caregivers needing to address their own trauma receive evidence-based trauma treatments. To empower caseworkers, congregate care staff, and clinicians with increased trauma knowledge and resiliency strategies, NCTSN Products include “Think Trauma,” “Road to Recovery” and “Resource Parent Curriculum”. To sustain a resilient workforce, CROP provides ongoing secondary traumatic stress processing and strategies through the utilization of the NCTSN Resilience Alliance Curriculum.

City, State: 
Fort Collins, CO
Contact: 
James Drendel
Phone: 
(907) 498-6584

University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

The University of Chicago Medicine REACT Program: Recovery & Empowerment After Community Trauma is a response to Chicago’s greatest ongoing public health challenge: community violence. Based in an urban children’s hospital, UCM REACT provides African American patients affected by community violence with brief trauma-focused intervention, as well as access to trauma-informed psychiatric and psychological services and ongoing trauma-focused therapy. UCM REACT builds on Healing Hurt People - Chicago (HHP-C), a partnership between UCM Comer Children's Hospital and the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. HHP-C offers hospital-based violence intervention services to young patients who have been shot or suffered other violent injuries. The REACT Program, linked to the Comer Children's emergency department and PICU, provides trauma screening, support, psychoeducation, and intervention to Comer patients of all ages who have been affected by community violence, whether or not they have sustained violent injuries. The REACT Clinic, co-directed by a trauma psychologist and a child psychiatrist, provides trauma-informed psychological and psychiatric needs assessments patients identified by REACT and HHP-C. REACT and HHP-C clinicians receive training in and utilize the Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). Finally, REACT and HHP-C clients have access to ongoing therapy services through provider partnerships with clinicians/programs with expertise in serving urban African American families, complex trauma, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency).

City, State: 
Chicago, IL
Contact: 
Bradley Stolbach
Phone: 
(312) 719-2778
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 

Early Connections/Conexiones Tempranas (EC/CT), a project of the Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS) of Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS), is designed to address traumatic stress and build resilience in children ages 0-5 while reducing disparities in mental health access among marginalized populations, particularly Latino immigrant families living in Waltham, Massachusetts and nearby communities. The project serves pregnant women and families with young children who are coping with multiple adversities including parental substance use or mental illness, domestic abuse, community violence, homelessness, separation from a primary caregiver, and/or immigration.

In collaboration with our partner, Boston University School of Social Work, EC/CT offers and evaluates services at multiple levels. For parents and young children, EC/CT provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy augmented by Circle of Security-Parenting groups to promote engagement and build interpersonal connections. The EC/CT team includes bi-lingual/bi-cultural clinicians, as well as community members hired as Mentoring Moms, to provide peer support and connect families with resources. At the community and systems level, EC/CT is building a trauma-informed network of local organizations, representing health care, early childhood education, child welfare, domestic violence services, and Early Intervention to enhance community-wide awareness and collaboration in meeting the needs of trauma-exposed and marginalized young children and families.

City, State: 
Waltham, MA
Contact: 
Karen Garber
Phone: 
(718) 999-3413

The Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Program

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

The Trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Program is a Category III (community practice) center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network based at Bellevue Hospital Center. Funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and partnered with the New York Office of Children’s Services (OCS) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), our program focuses on improving the quality of care in juvenile justice facilities in New York City and State and, eventually across the United States.

Youth in the juvenile justice system have very high rates of trauma exposure and, sometimes, this trauma exposure is expressed in the violent behavior for which children were adjudicated. The Trauma-informed Juvenile Justice Program aims to address this serious problem by providing the following to detention facilities in the juvenile justice system:

  • High quality screening tools to identify a child’s trauma history and its impact on his or her functioning. 
  • Training programs for correction officers in detention facilities so that they may be best equipped to help the youth in their facilities. 
  • Intervention programs to address the traumatic stress problems of youth who reside in detention facilities 
  • Consultation programs to help administrators of detention facilities best organize and manage their program to address the needs of traumatized children in their facilities 
  • Legal advocacy programs to educate judges and others in the legal system about the relationship between violent behavior and traumatic stress in some children who commit crimes.

 

City, State: 
New York, NY
Contact: 
Michael Surko
Phone: 
(929) 888-6795
Funding Period: 
[2016 -2021]
Description: 

The Trauma Center of Excellence for Children and Families in Colorado aims to reduce health disparities in under-served children and families whose past traumatic experiences place them at risk for the development of trauma-related problems, by creating a nexus of culturally-responsive evidence-based treatments. We serve youth and their families as well as adults who have been impacted by traumatic events (e.g., physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, victims of crime, sexual assault, combat violence). Our target population includes three under-served groups in our community: (1) Hispanic youth and their families, (2) youth involved in the child welfare system and their caregivers, and (3) military youth and their families. The Center represents a strong community-academic partnership between Mental Health Partners (MHP), the community-based behavioral health treatment center in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV). The Center will develop and implement a trauma screening and referral system, as well as a comprehensive assessment protocol. CSPV will provide training, implementation support, and fidelity monitoring for the following evidence-based practices to MHP clinicians and local community-based referral sources: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), TF-CBT-Child Traumatic Grief (CTG), Culturally Modified-Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CM-TF-CBT), Alternatives for Families: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

City, State: 
Boulder, Colorado
Contact: 
Janine D'Anniballe
Phone: 
(303) 413-6309

Lifeworks, TX: Youth and Family Alliance

Funding Period: 
[2016-2021]
Description: 

Youth and Family Alliance (LifeWorks) believes that everyone – regardless of circumstance - has the right to safe housing, the right to dignified work, and the right to heal from trauma. We support this commitment by providing a continuum of shelter and housing for transition-age youth; counseling and psychiatric services; and education and workforce opportunities to the greater Austin area. Our newly funded Trauma-Informed Community-Based Counseling Program serves transition-age youth, ages 16-21, who have experienced traumatic life events, frequently exacerbated by involvement in the foster care or criminal justice systems, homelessness, growing up in extreme poverty, or coming from a military family. Peer Support Specialists provide outreach and ongoing peer support as well as linkage to Community-Based Counselors. Using the Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A), Counselors serve eligible youth referred through community outreach or through our partner organizations, Austin Child Guidance Center, Texas Network of Youth Services, Austin Opportunity for Youth, and Project Engage of County Court #6. LifeWorks mission is fearless advocacy on behalf of youth and families who are finding their pathway to self-sufficiency.

City, State: 
Austin, TX
Contact: 
Camille Clark
Phone: 
(512) 735-2152
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021 and 2002-2005]
Description: 

The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing currently provides trauma-informed group and individual therapy, implemented using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to children and adolescents in public and public charter schools in Washington, DC, through its Resilient Scholars Project (RSP). With the NCTSN grant, RSP is expanding its services to offer home-based, family therapy, implemented using Trauma Adapted – Family Connections (TA-FC), to a subset of youth ages 12-17 who are already enrolled in the school-based services. RSP also includes trauma training/consultation for school/community partner personnel. In addition, RSP features both a policy and a research component. The children and youth in RSP are often exposed to domestic/community violence, sexual/physical assault, abuse, neglect, homicide, incarceration, suicide, homelessness, and intergenerational trauma. RSP services are focused in neighborhoods predominantly comprised of African American and Latino families who are impacted by poverty and violent crime. TA-FC is an evidence-based, culturally-informed intervention that incorporates case management to address basic needs and works holistically with students and their caregiving systems to address underlying trauma and build needed strategies and capacity to cope with future trauma exposure. The Wendt Center partners with the University of Maryland, Baltimore for technical expertise on TA-FC and The Catholic University of America for evaluation support.

City, State: 
Washington, DC
Contact: 
Rebecca Roesch, MSSW, LICSW, LCSW
Phone: 
(202) 341-1225
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Sacramento, CA
Contact: 
Susan Timmer
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