Florida

Jewish Community Services of South Florida

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
City, State: 
Miami, FL
Contact: 
Christine Lalama
Phone: 
(305) 358-1640
Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021]
Description: 
The purpose of the Centerstone of Florida Trauma Training and Treatment project is to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents ages 2-17 and their families who witness or experience traumatic events in three Florida counties (DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota). Centerstone will implement two trauma-focused evidence-informed and evidence-based interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): (1) Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: A Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) and (2) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). A care manager conducts eligibility assessments and co-occurring disorder screening at intake. Therapists conduct additional (up to three) TAP Assessments with the client/family to identify the most appropriate treatment for each child/adolescent. The Trauma Trainer arranges Youth Mental Health First Aid courses for focus area stakeholders. The Outreach Specialist conducts outreach and engagement in diverse community venues, interfacing with child-serving systems, state/local agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, child welfare agencies, and more to identify/refer/engage individuals in need of trauma program services. The Specialist develops community partnerships to collaborate with the Advisory Council and Youth Task Force. The Trainer arranges training for community stakeholders in trauma-informed practices, cultural competence, and NCTSN Learning Center modules. The Trainer coordinates with Centerstone Military Services (CMS) to host military culture and best practices training for providers who work with children of military families.
City, State: 
Bradenton, FL
Contact: 
Tari Allan
Phone: 
(941) 782-4361
Address: 

College of Social Work,
Florida State University
Room C2502 UCC
296 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
 

Work: 
(850) 644-4752
Fax: 
(850) 644-8995
Description: 

James J. Clark is currently Dean & Professor of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He has had a long career in higher education, which began as an adjunct professor of social work in 1985. Jim was at the University of Kentucky for 21 years at the College of Social Work, where he served as Doctoral Program Director, and then as the Associate Dean for Research. He also held a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and was co-founder of the UK Center on Trauma & Children, where he served as associate director. From 2012-2015 he was Director of the School of Social Work in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Allied Health Science. Jim has served as co-chair of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Justice Committee and co-designed The NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge. He has worked as a forensic mental health clinician, consultant, and researcher since 1991. Clark has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of mental health and the law, interpersonal violence, addiction, and evidence-based clinical practice. He has participated on capital case mitigation teams in several states and has testified as an expert in federal and state courts on the life histories of accused and imprisoned persons. Clark is currently co-editing a book on death penalty mitigation scheduled for publication in 2016 by the American Bar Association. He is writing a biographical study of the American public intellectual and child psychiatrist, Robert Coles.


Address: 

Rubi Therapy & Consultation Services P.O. Box 45-1035
Miami, FL 33245

Work: 
786-779-5789
Description: 

Ricardo A. Rubiales, LCSW is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is an approved TF-CBT trainer, having completed the Train-the-Trainer, -Supervisor, and -Consultant programs with the developers of this evidence based treatment model. He is also trained and experienced in Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB-) CBT, working with victims of human trafficking/CSEC, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MB-CT), and Play Therapy, as well as other populations and modalities. Ricardo is the former Clinical Director at Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, which provides respite shelter and community based services for youth in crisis, homeless, or in the dependency system; and former Clinical Supervisor at Kristi House, a non-profit agency and child advocacy center that serves victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers. Ricardo currently provides therapy, licensure supervision, and TF-CBT training and consultation through his part-time private practice, Rubi Therapy & Consultation Services, while continuing to work and collaborate with local community, non-profit, and child welfare organizations and professionals serving at risk youth and their families.
 

Address: 

University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33612

 

Work: 
(813) 974-6019
Description: 

Carla Smith Stover has been a faculty member at the Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center and began her involvement with the NCTSN while there. She is now on the faculty at the University of South Florida Department of Mental Health Law and Policy. Dr. Stover continues her involvement with the NCTSN as a master trainer in the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention and as a Co-Chair for the Family Systems Affinity Group.

Address: 

Children’s Educational Services
2950 Halcyon Lane, Unit 404
Jacksonville, FL  32223

Work: 
(904) 537-3223
Description: 

Alice Conte was the former Director of Trauma Services at Gateway Community Services. She is now Vice President at Children's Educational Services. Alice will continue to be involved with NCTSN activities focusing on expanding evidenced based trauma services in the North Florida Area.
 

Kristi House, Inc., Children’s Sexual-Related Trauma Advocacy, Response and Treatment Center

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

Kristi House, Inc., the Children’s Advocacy Center serving the large, ethnically diverse Miami-Dade County, is expanding its Community Treatment and Services Center, named Miami C-START, to build agency and community-wide capacity to deliver evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent practices for victims of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation trauma in Miami-Dade County. Kristi House’s plan, in partnership with child welfare, aims to create a coordinated, multidisciplinary response for child sexual abuse and exploitation involving clinicians, caseworkers, and protective investigators across Miami-Dade County. The project will especially focus on children and youth who have experienced sexual trauma, trafficking and co-occurring disorders. Working closely with EBP developers and master trainers, C-START will take a three-pronged approach:

  1. Training and practice in addressing child trauma and co-occurring substance use disorders using the Risk Reduction Family Therapy approach (RRFT);
  2. Capacity-building training and practice in adapting Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC)
  3. Continued expansion of our community’s capacity to provide evidence-based services and practices for child sexual abuse trauma using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Training and supervision in the EBPs will be provided to therapists and front-line practitioners at Kristi House and at other Miami service providers. Outreach to children at risk and especially to underserved and marginalized populations will be conducted. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity in Miami to treat child/youth sexual abuse and exploitation trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorders.

City, State: 
Miami, FL
Contact: 
Ruthlyn Webster
Phone: 
(305) 547-6846

Children's Home Society of Florida, Trauma Recovery Initiative

Funding Period: 
[2016 - 2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2007 - 2011]
Description: 
The Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) in partnership with the University of South Florida (USF) will enhance trauma informed care throughout the state of Florida at a Child and Family, Organizational, and System over the next 5 years. We will be providing EBPs to children in local schools specifically using the Real Life Heroes Model. The children, ranging in age from 6 – 12, will have experienced, abuse, neglect, military trauma, or an unidentified trauma related to chronic traumatic experiences over their lifetime. We will be partnering with 7 local Title 1 schools, with the goal of adding 2 schools by the end of the grant cycle. Real Life Heroes will be implemented through individual and family therapy. Organizationally, we will continue to implement TFCBT, CPP, PCIT, and the Sanctuary Model throughout the state, offering trainings in these EBPs to CHS Divisions throughout the state. Systematically, we will be engaging and leading a community-wide, cross-sector group that will identify and mobilize a holistic set of resources to aid children who have or at-risk of experiencing trauma. The group will also promote a community wide campaign in trauma awareness, using the resources of the NCTSN and a collaboration with a Category 2 site.
City, State: 
Pensacola, FL
Contact: 
Tim Putman
Phone: 
(850) 266-2701
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