The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.
The Network is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services through a congressional initiative: the Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. As of November 2015 the Network comprises 79 funded members. Affiliate members—sites that were formerly funded—and individuals currently or previously associated with those sites continue to be active in the Network as affiliates. There are 47 Organized Affiliates and 72 Individual Affiliates.
Georgia Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health
The Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center, housed within Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The center was created in partnership with the Office of Children, Young Adults and Families at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The Center of Excellence has worked extensively throughout the state of Georgia and has developed relationships with other centers of excellence and behavioral health organizations around the country. With a skilled team, working in tandem with a broad array of partners, the Center of Excellence is supporting the development and implementation of a sustainable System of Care that is individualized, comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, and driven by child and family needs.
Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute is an organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and /or survival. The Trauma Center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families at the main office in Brookline, MA.
Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 52,000 students across 87 schools. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 67 traditional schools, 17 charter schools, two citywide single-gender academies and two alternative programs.
Purpose Built Schools
Purpose Built Schools is building a network of high-performing schools in Atlanta’s lowest-income communities, utilizing the highly successful model of Drew Charter School. Our mission is to turn around failing schools and put all children on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers. In the process, we will help revitalize the neighborhood they serve.