Position Identification Statement & NCCTS description: The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University is the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCCTS is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Co-Director for the Data & Evaluation Program. The NCCTS leads, coordinates and facilitates national collaborations and initiatives across child servicing systems and multiple topical domains; produces child trauma resources, products, reports and information for providers, treatment developers, families and key partners. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families. This position (NCCTS Co-Director) is a faculty position that is located at Duke University in Durham, NC. Candidates must hold a MD, PhD or other doctoral degree, preferably in Psychology. Salary and rank are contingent upon the candidate’s qualifications. The rank and tenure status awarded in alignment with the Duke School of Medicine’s promotion and tenure policy. Duke offers an excellent benefits package and support for relocation.
NCTSN description: The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of over 140 (soon to be 160+) academic, clinical, and community service centers across the U.S.
Position description: The NCCTS Data and Evaluation Co-Director is a co-lead for the Data and Evaluation Program. This position will:
Contribute to the translation of science to practice by developing and leading strategic investigations of a large national dataset of children receiving services for exposure to trauma. Responsibilities include: leading the management and preparation of data sets; developing investigation plans in collaboration with NCTSN members; facilitating investigations; ensuring data stewardship; providing interpretation oversight and clinical expertise; and developing new products (manuscripts, briefs, presentations, communication messages and social media campaigns (e.g., Twitter)) related to the scope, seriousness and impact of trauma on children and families;
Assist with a range of training, workforce development, and educational opportunities to support data collection and evaluation initiatives in the NCTSN;
Foster partnerships between NCCTS staff, NCTSN sites, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other external individual or organizational partners related to NCTSN data, analysis, and evaluation initiatives;
Foster a culture of inclusion as part of the NCCTS recruitment, mentorship, promotion, and retention efforts; Support anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the NCCTS and NCTSN;
Perform administrative duties including co-leading Data and Evaluation Program and supervising statisticians and statistical staff;
Grant development to support an academic research portfolio (including but not limited to grant writing, manuscript development, research opportunity searches, etc.);
Oversee the development of publications and reports utilizing Network data, in concert with the NCTSN Publications Review Committee and other Network partners; and
Collaborate with Co-Director, Data and Evaluation Program staff and consultants, and NCTSN sites to develop and implement strategies for collection, analysis, and reporting of Network data.
Application instructions and requirements: Send cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to: email@example.com. Salary is dependent on education and experience.
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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).
The NCTSN has grown from 17 funded centers in 2001 to 164 currently funded centers and over 200 Affiliate (formerly funded) centers and individuals, working in hospitals, universities, and community-based programs in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
To accomplish the NCTSN mission, grantees and Affiliates work to:
> Provide clinical services
> Develop and disseminate new interventions and resource materials
> Offer education and training programs
> Collaborate with est...ablished systems of care
> Engage in data collection and evaluation
> Inform public policy and awareness efforts
The national impact of the NCTSN is well documented. In recent years, estimates from the NCTSN Collaborative Change Project (CoCap) have indicated that each quarter about 30,000 individuals – children, adolescents and their families – directly benefited from services through this Network. Since its inception, the NCTSN has trained more than two million professionals in trauma-informed interventions. Hundreds of thousands more are benefiting from the other community services, website resources, webinars, educational products, community programs, and more. Over 10,000 local and state partnerships have been established by NCTSN members in their work to integrate trauma-informed services into all child-serving systems, including child protective services, health and mental health programs, child welfare, education, residential care, juvenile justice, courts, and programs serving military and veteran families.