SAMHSA funded Trauma Treatment Program
Children’s Research Triangle’s (CRT) Trauma Treatment Program (TTP) is an assessment-driven, trauma informed intervention program based in Chicago, Illinois. Funded since 2009 as a Community Treatment and Service Center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the TTP makes trauma-informed therapeutic services available to children and adolescents ages 0 to 18 by providing and evaluating evidenced-based interventions, and educating professionals, caretakers, and other community members about the impact of trauma on youth. The TTP is an expansion of the existing program at CRT, thereby increasing the number of children served in the community. The TTP follows the Trauma Assessment Pathway Model, which forms the basis of the screening, assessment, and interventions utilized in the program. As part of the TTP, all children and adolescents referred to CRT for services undergo an initial screening for trauma exposure. Children identified as having a history of trauma are referred for an assessment designed to obtain more information about the child’s trauma history, behavioral presentation, and trauma-related symptomatology. The results from the assessment drive the individual intervention plan, which can include case management, legal advocacy, referral to outside agencies, or participation in trauma- informed evidenced-based practices. We are pleased that this grant has also allowed us to expand services to military families in the Chicagoland area.
Linda Schwartz, Ph.D.
Amy Groessl, L.C.S.W.
Anne Wells, Ph.D.
Christine Schmidt, Psy.D.