CVTC has a long-standing commitment to creating and providing truly meaningful interventions for children and families experiencing traumatic reactions. We believe that can happen only through strong collaborations which lead to the exchange of cutting edge knowledge and practice, and forward looking response to children and families who suffer from psychological trauma.
The CVTC is a member of SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a federally funded network of research and treatment centers that focus on developing, testing and disseminating state-of the-art interventions for children and families affected by psychological trauma. To learn more about the work of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the sites that make up the NCTSN, please visit www.nctsn.org.
Over the years the trauma section has worked closely with the Department of Justice to identify and address the needs of children and families exposed to violence across the country. As part of the Defending Childhood Initiative, launched in 2010, the Attorney General convened a Defending Childhood Task Force composed of 13 leading experts including practitioners, child and family advocates, academic experts, and licensed clinicians. Joe Torre, founder of the Joe Torre Safe at Home® Foundation, and a witness to domestic violence as a child himself, and Robert Listenbee, Jr., Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, served as the Co-Chairs of the Task Force; Dr. Steven Marans served as a member of the Task Force. The Task Force’s recommendations can be found at justice.gov
- Safe Horizon Child Advocacy Centers in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
- Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery
- Philadelphia Behavioral Health Services Wilmington, Delaware
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio
- Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative, Vermont
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio
- YWCA of Calgary Calgary, Alberta
- Hospital for Sick Kids Toronto, Ontario
- UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- National Native Children’s Trauma Center Missoula, Montana
- Child Welfare Services and Children’s Advocacy Center Valhalla, New York
- Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri
- La Rabida Children’s Advocacy Center Chicago, Illinois
- Mental Health Services, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
- University of Kentucky Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute Lexington, Kentucky
- Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center Charleston, South Carolina
- Children’s Institute, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) serves as the professional voice of law enforcement, addressing cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow. In partnership with the Childhood Violent Trauma Center, the IACP is funded to develop a toolkit to enhance law enforcement’s capacity to respond to children exposed to violence.
- SAMHSA, which supports CFTSI development, training and dissemination, as well as evaluation to support sustainability of this evidence-based early intervention.
- IACP/USDOJ, which supports development of training and materials for dissemination to law enforcement agencies around the country to enhance their capacity to respond to children exposed to violence.
- Seedlings Foundation, which supports local intervention efforts, including clinicians who work to meet the needs of children and families exposed to violence and trauma in the New Haven community.
- New Alliance Foundation, which funds the local activities of the Child Development Community Policing Program, specifically our 24/7 acute response service and follow-up home visits.