The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Community Treatment and Services (CTS) centers grants.
The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of trauma treatment and services for children, adolescents, and their families who experience or witness traumatic events; and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.
The NCTSI program seeks to address behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities by encouraging the implementation of strategies to decrease the differences in access, service use, and outcomes among the racial and ethnic minority populations served.
You must use SAMHSA’s services grant funds primarily to support allowable direct services. This includes the following types of activities (in addition to other services stated in solicitation):
- Provide outreach and other engagement strategies to increase participation in, and access to, trauma treatment and services; and prevention services for children, adolescents, and families who have experienced traumatic events.
- Provide direct trauma treatment and services.
- Provide support for training of service providers, supervisors, and other staff at the grantee site in Network-developed structured trauma interventions.
- Provide training and/or 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.
- Develop evaluation methods to assess outcomes and impacts to improve child trauma treatment and services.