U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Community Treatment and Service Centers
The National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III, Community Treatment and Service (CTS) Centers grants will provide and increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services systems in communities for children and adolescents, and their families who experience traumatic events throughout the nation.
Recipients must use grant funds primarily to support direct services. This includes the following activities:
- Provide outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, trauma treatment and services; and prevention services for children and adolescents, and their families who have experienced traumatic events.
- Provide direct evidence-based mental disorder treatment and services (including screening, assessment, care management, therapy, and prevention) for diverse and at-risk children and adolescents. Treatment must be provided in outpatient, day treatment (including outreach-based services), or intensive outpatient, home-based, or residential programs.
- Provide services to populations of child-serving service systems, such as child welfare, child protective services, law enforcement and courts, and the juvenile justice system, on trauma-informed practices using the grantee’s own expertise or Network resources at the local, regional, or state levels.
- Collaborate with NCTSI – Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) centers to develop, advance, or adapt interventions to improve engagement and outcomes for traumatized youth.
- Implement a project evaluation including process and outcomes evaluation to be submitted by the end of the project period.
Amount: Approximately $4,200,000 is available to make up to 10 awards ranging up to $400,000 per year for a project period of up to five years.
Eligibility: State and local governments; federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations; urban Indian organizations; public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations.
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