- Capacity Building: Increase the competency of mental health personnel to provide screening, assessment, and treatment of traumatized children using trauma focused intervention services. Create a Community Advisory Board consisting of neighborhood/faith based personnel and parents, child welfare, mental health and justice organizations that meet on a regular basis to serve in an advisory capacity to the project and promote community-wide buy in to the approach.
- Community and Referral Source Education: To make the community "trauma informed" through community education, with specific emphasis on understanding the needs of children/youth targeted in this proposed project in order to identify and refer children for trauma focused services
- Child/Youth Centered Trauma Focused Interventions: To provide trauma focused intervention services to chidden and youth
- Consumer Feedback and Evaluation: To evaluate the impact of the project on service providers, children and youth
- 80 providers will have increased their knowledge about trauma focused services
- 375 military, refugee, and maltreated children and youth will receive treatment
- 40 community agencies serving children and youth will have become trauma informed
- Free trauma based treatment for children and youth
- Free community/agency trauma training
Who We Serve
This project focuses on three primary populations within the meta-context of the childhood experience of complex trauma: 1) children victimized by child abuse (e. physical, psychological and/or sexual), neglect and/or witnessing violence in the home; 2) refugee children; and 3) children of current or former US Military personnel.
The Center also provides free training within Jefferson County to anyone who is interested.
Milestones & Accomplishments
- Four-year federal grant project funded by SAMHSA, (September 30, 2012)
- 70 children and youth have received evidence based clinical services
- 76 clinicians have been trained in evidence based clinical interventions
- 24 community agencies and 482 individuals have received trauma specific training this past year.
- A Trauma Informed Community Advisory Board has been established consisting of 45 experts that represent the following systems within the community: parents/consumer groups, school personnel, neighborhood personnel, child welfare administrators, military consultants, refugee agencies, community health care, local police department representatives, mental health and justice organizations and lastly representatives from all key stakeholder agency/programs identified within the grant.
- CPRR co-sponsored the Second Annual Multidisciplinary Trauma Symposium. Over 250 professionals from the community attended this day long training
Seven Counties Services, Inc.
Somali Bantu Community Association
Jefferson County Public Schools
Kentucky Youth Advocates
Home of the Innocents
Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
Americana Community Center
Kentucky National Guard
Louisville Metro Police Department
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
University of Louisville Military Initiatives and Partnerships
Louisville Free Public Library
VA Medical Center
Department for Community Based Services
Family and Children's Place
The Center for Women and Families
Kosair Children's Hospital
Bingham Child Guidance Center
East End Psychological Associates
Jennifer Bobo, CPRR Program Manager
Dr. Bibhuti Sar, Principal Investigator/Project Director
How You Can Help
- Refer a Client
- Make a Donation