Partners

CCTASI would not exist without the collaboration and partnership with our state and national level sponsors and affiliates. We work together with our partners to identify needs and gaps related to trauma-focused assessment and service planning, resources on developmental effects of trauma, and application of resources to support work with clinicians and families across service settings.

Sponsors

Partners

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

The mission of Illinois DCFS is to protect children who are reported to be abused or neglected and to increase their families’ capacity to safely care for them; provide for the well-being of children in our care; provide appropriate, permanent families as quickly as possible for those children who cannot safely return home; support early intervention and child abuse prevention activities and work in partnerships with communities to fulfill this mission.

Website: https://www.illinois.gov/dcfs/Pages/default.aspx

Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence University of Illinois at Chicago

The UIC Center for Research on Violence aims to better understand and address the problems that violence creates for individuals, families, and communities. The Center explores violence from an ecological perspective, focusing on systems responses and community factors relevant to the maintenance and prevention of violence. This perspective is broad enough to encompass the different theoretical approaches currently used by Center members while also allowing for the broadening of perspectives. To this end, the mission of Center is to create a truly collaborative environment, which promotes the interdisciplinary generation, diffusion, and utilization of knowledge in the study and prevention of violence. In pursuing its mission, the Center undertakes several projects that together create an infrastructure to promote the kinds of interdisciplinary investigations that are needed to have an impact upon the fields of criminal justice, social work, psychology, public health, occupational therapy, African-American studies, gender studies, healthcare, etc. as they relate to violence and its prevention.

Website: http://violencecenter.org.uic.edu/

Vanderbilt University Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

The Vanderbilt Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (COE) is part of a statewide network funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee to improve the public health by enhancing the quality of services provided to children in or at-risk of entering the Tennessee child welfare or juvenile justice systems.  Children and families involved with these child-serving systems are more likely to have developmental, physical or psychiatric disabilities, and to have had adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.

Website: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/coe/

Child Trauma Research Program at UCSF

The Child Trauma Research Program is nationally recognized for its leadership in developing effective, family-centered interventions for children aged birth through five who experience traumatic events such as violence in the home, death of a loved one, life-threatening accidents, illnesses, or disasters.

Our team of multi-cultural, multi-lingual staff is dedicated to helping young children and families who experience traumatic events. We develop and evaluate effective treatment models, provide training across settings and disciplines, and offer direct service to children and their families.

Website: http://childtrauma.ucsf.edu/

Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan Family Services has been the engine of change that empowers Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan Family Services has more than 890 full- and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 72,000 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live, with 81% being part of the working poor or lower-middle class

Website: https://www.metrofamily.org/

Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice at UCONN

The University of Connecticut Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice (CTRJJ) brings together national leaders working with traumatized youth involved in the Juvenile Justice, Courts, and Law Enforcement and youth advisors, in order to provide traumatic stress treatment and services adaptation services to enable systems/providers/organizations to adopt, adapt, and deliver evidence based trauma specific interventions (Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy-Adolescents, TARGET-A, nationwide train-the-trainer initiative; Trauma and Grief Components Therapy-Adolescents, TGCTA; sustaining 3 state/multi-county dissemination projects; Families OverComing Under Stress, FOCUS; nationwide dissemination for justice-involved and military families) and trauma informed services (the Think Trauma curriculum and toolkit) culturally competently. CTRJJ will provide training and technical assistance to more than 5000 youth/family serving programs and 40,000 professional/peer service providers to reduce health disparities for more than 200,000 traumatized youth/families who are at risk or involved in juvenile justice. CTRJJ will work with members of the NCTSN in creating, refining, and disseminating resources such as the Essential Elements of Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice Systems and Juvenile Court Trauma-Informed Self-Assessment, Fact Sheets on Traumatic Stress Screening, Intervention, and Services for Girls in JJCLE, and the 2015 National Survey of Trauma-informed Juvenile Probation which CTRJJ will adapt and replicate in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training

The Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training serves as a training center and resource for the delivery of evidence-based trauma-informed treatment to children and adolescents across the United States, with an emphasis on youth in residential settings, the majority of whom have been affected by complex trauma. Building on groundwork from previous funding cycles, the Institute partners with local and national agencies and service systems to do the following: (1) intensively train multidisciplinary providers to deliver trauma-informed interventions to youth in residential settings across the United States; (2) develop and disseminate multi-media products (e.g., treatment protocols, fact sheets, workshops, webinars, youth-led videos) and specialized resources for youth, families, and providers in various types of residential settings; and (3) promote sustainability of trauma-informed practices through the development of policies, practices, and procedures that will embed trauma services within residential systems on an organizational level. 

Website: http://socialwork.adelphi.edu/community-engagement/adolescent-trauma-training-and-treatment/

Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's Hospital

The Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) is a regional organization promoting access to high quality mental health services for children and adolescents statewide through clinical service, research, training, advocacy and policy reform. Housed within one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, the Center is uniquely positioned to advance innovative and evidence-based strategies and solutions to address comprehensive mental health reform and build a trauma-informed city and state.

CCR’s model of care centers on what is needed in a child’s life to build their resiliency. Children who are resilient are better able to cope with challenges, manage stress and make healthy choices. Building resiliency in children begins with ensuring their mental health needs are being met.

Website: www.childhoodresilience.org.

Early Childhood Center of Professional Development: Resources for Teaching and Learning

Our mission is to provide high quality professional development using different training models in order to meet the training needs of Preschool for All staff and other early childhood professionals throughout the state. Knowing that the experience and professional development of the early childhood professional is critical to successful child outcomes, we provide an extensive and varied program for all Illinois professionals working with infants, preschool children and their families. Our programs and resources are available to Illinois providers and administrators within the following Illinois State Board of Education(link is external) supported programs:

  • Block Grant/Preschool for All programs
  • Prevention Initiative Programs for at-risk infants and toddlers and their families

Website: http://www.eclearningil.org/

UCLA-Duke The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) provides leadership, organizational structure, and coordination to the current grantees, Affiliates, and partners of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Working closely with the Network’s funding agency—the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)—the NCCTS leads the Network in its efforts to increase access to services and raise the standard of care for children and their families across the United States who have experienced trauma. 

Website: http://www.nctsn.org/about-us/national-center

Youth Trauma and Justice Solutions

Youth Trauma and Justice Solutions is committed to providing training consultation and support to organizations around the topic of traumatic stress and its impact on youth, families and staff in multiple service systems including juvenile justice, child welfare and alternative schools programs.

Circuit Court of Cook County - Juvenile Justice Division

The Juvenile Justice Division has an array of services that can be ordered by the court to help rehabilitate the minor. These services are monitored by the court’s Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department. These services are designed to protect the community, impose accountability for delinquent behavior, and equip minors with competencies to live responsibly and productively.

Website: http://www.cookcountycourt.org/ABOUTTHECOURT/JuvenileJusticeChildProtection/JuvenileJustice.aspx