Overview of TN-TIES

A Community Treatment and Services Center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
UTHSC Boling Center COE

The UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody (UT COE) in Memphis, as part of the statewide COE network of five centers, was recently awarded a four-year, $1.6 million grant to increase trauma-informed services to children in foster care or in military families. The grant was awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI).

Beginning October 2012, the grant establishes the UT COE as a Community Treatment and Services Center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and funds the Tennessee Network for Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Systems (TN-TIES) project. Evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions either developed or supported by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) will be disseminated into the multiple systems commonly responsible for the care of youth in state custody, including resource parents, child welfare staff, and mental health providers. TN-TIES also will engage in advocacy activities with the goal of impacting agency-level and state-level policies to incorporate trauma-informed practices. The UT COE will initially partner with Camelot Care Centers, Inc., and Child and Adolescent Services and School Behavioral Health, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell.

Contact Information:

Melissa Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Project Director
mhoffman@uthsc.edu
901-448-4770

Janet Todd, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
jtodd@uthsc.edu
901-448-3420