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Contact and Contributors

For questions about this tool and trauma-informed care, please contact:

Sherry Peters, MSW, ACSW
Assistant Professor, Senior Policy Associate
Georgetown University
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300
Washington, DC 20007

Eileen Elias, MEd
Senior Policy Advisor for Disability and Mental Health
Director, Disability Services Center
JBS International
5515 Security Lane, Suite 800
North Bethesda, MD 20852-5007

Project Leads: Anne Leopold, MSc. and Lauren Rabinovitz, MPH, MSW, LCSW-C

Host: Dr. Allison Sampson Jackson

Allison Sampson-Jackson, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, CSOTP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Sex Offender Practitioner in the State of Virginia and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia. Her clinical practice and research has focused on advancing effective trauma informed treatment practices for persons who experience significant conduct related behavior problems. Her areas of specialty include attachment based models of treatment; sexual abusiveness in children and adolescents; neuropsychology; and the use of neuroscience to inform work with children and adults with complex trauma disorders. Dr. Sampson-Jackson is a person of lived experience as well as being a professional who has provided services to “at-promise” youth and their families via the Department of Social Services, Public Mental Health Clinics, as well as within Juvenile Detention and Correctional facilities. For 13 years, Dr. Sampson-Jackson worked for Providence Service Corporation. During her time with Providence, she moved from working with children and families as a mentor and therapist to serving as a Vice President of Clinical Operations and National Trauma Informed Service Line Leader. In her final year with Providence, she co-led 17 National Trauma Informed Teams with Providence through the National Council of Behavioral HealthCare's Trauma Informed Learning Collaborative. Today, Dr. Sampson-Jackson works independently as the CEO of Integration Solutions, providing trauma informed care consultation, education and technical assistance to human service organizations interested in furthering their integration of trauma informed child and family service systems. For more information about Dr. Sampson-Jackson’s work you can visit http://traumaholisticcare.com

Special thanks to Brianne M. Masselli, BA, Harriet Bicksler, MA, Allison Sampson Jackson, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, CSOTP, Lisa Conradi, PsyD, Diane Jacobstein, PhD, Kathryn O’Grady, JD, Vivian Jackson, PhD, LICSW, and Elliott Vanskike, PhD for their subject matter expertise, content development, and review of materials. Special thanks also to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Youth M.O.V.E. National for their continued support and feedback. Additional thanks to Ron Hendler, MPA and Michael Smith, MPA from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their ongoing support and encouragement. Additional thanks to Ron Hendler, MPA and Michael Smith, MPA from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their ongoing support and encouragement.

This project has been produced through technical assistance efforts to building community based system capacity under the Maryland sustainability activities in cooperation with the seven other states listed below. It is provided by Georgetown University’s National TA Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, and was supported by the CMS, Community Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Demonstration Grant in Maryland #ISOCMS300134 as well as the grants in Alaska #ISOCMS300133, Georgia #ISOCMS300539, Indiana #ISOCMS300134, Mississippi #ISOCMS300129, Montana #ISOCMS300135, South Carolina #ISOCMS300131, Virginia #ISOCMS300137.

This project’s contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.