The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced that they were accepting applications for up to $51.8 million in total funding over four years for National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category II, Treatment and Services Adaptation Center (TSA) Grants.
The purpose of this initiative is to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events and to increase access to these treatments and services throughout the nation. The purpose of the Treatment and Service Adaptation Centers (TSA), Category-II cooperative agreements is to provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups and service systems, and support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for communities across the nation.
Domestic public and private nonprofit entities are eligible to apply for grants which will range from $600,000 to $1,000,000 per year for up to four years. The deadline for submitting applications is June 26, 2012.
The initiative is part the broader National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which is composed of three centers:
- The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – (Category I),
- Treatment and Service Adaptation (TSA) Centers – (Category II) –mentioned above, and
- Community Treatment and Services (CTS) Centers – (Category III)
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – (Category I) works with SAMHSA to develop and maintain the collaborative network structure, oversee resource development and dissemination, and coordinate national trauma education and training efforts. Next week, they will hold the final 90-minute webinar in the Zero to Six Child Welfare Speaker Series on Thursday, June 7th at 12:00pm EDT, where presenters will discuss the many transitions experienced by young traumatized children in the child welfare system and the challenges that they pose for young children.