Centerstone Trauma Treatment and Training (CT3) program is now accepting clients.
Centerstone was awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Center for Mental Health Services to help clients who have experienced traumatic events in May. Centerstone used the grant – $400,000 each year for five years – to create CT3. The program’s aim is to increase access to trauma-focused treatment for children, adolescents and their families who have experienced traumatic events, including children and adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system and children of veterans.
The counties covered in the program include Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, Washington and Williamson.
“In those nine counties, more than 12,000 child abuse or neglect cases have been investigated and nearly 6,000 have been substantiated to date,” said Andrea Quigley, Centerstone Clinical Director and project manager for the CT3 program. “The area’s child abuse and neglect rates are up to 2.7 times higher than the state’s rate of 9.7 per 1,000.”
CT3 has developed and will maintain local capacity to implement trauma-informed practices. CT3 will provide evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment interventions. The goals of the program are:
“Our objectives include decreasing behavioral health concerns, risk factors and mental health symptomatology related to trauma; improving social and emotional functioning and family functioning; and increasing psychosocial wellbeing, quality of life, and protective factors, as well as access to trauma-focused treatment,” Quigley said.
CT3 services will include:
CT3 officially began with a three-month planning phase that kicked off May 31. During that phase, Centerstone did outreach and engagement with partners dedicated to the project’s success, including child welfare organizations, law enforcement, courts, juvenile justice and other providers and social service agencies.
The estimated number of people to be served with this program and grant is 360. Click here to download the CT3 flier.