General Overview of CTAC Assessment


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This contains a general sketch of the CTAC Assessment Process which will be covered in detail in Modules 2-5 as well as during Phase III Residency at CTAC

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General Overview of CTAC Assessment

  1. 2. Western Michigan University SW MI Children’s Trauma Assessment Center
  3. 5. History <ul><li>1999: A Perceived Need Is Verified </li></ul><ul><li>Started with only $25,000 from two small grants and University resources </li></ul><ul><li>First child in March 2000 </li></ul>
  4. 6. Mission To provide comprehensive assessment of traumatized children ages birth to 18 years and share recommendations to caretakers and responsible persons.
  5. 7. Address the impact of trauma and subsequent changes in the child’s behavior, development, and relationships
  6. 8. Philosophy Children who are traumatized are often found to have significant developmental delays in all domains. These children can effectively be treated when delays are identified at an early age .
  7. 9. Services Education and Training Research CTAC COMPONENTS
  8. 10. Education and Training SLP OT SW Transdisciplinary Approach
  9. 11. Referrals <ul><li>Primary Referrals via Foster Care Case </li></ul><ul><li>Worker Court referrals </li></ul><ul><li>Community Mental Health </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Parent Self Referral </li></ul>
  10. 12. Services <ul><li>Comprehensive Medical, Developmental, Pyschosocial Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations for services </li></ul><ul><li>Medical consultation </li></ul>
  11. 13. Assessments <ul><li>Physical Exam: Emphasis on FASD Profile </li></ul>3 Salient Features
  12. 14. FAS Diagnostic Grid (Univ. of Washington, 1999) 4 Digit Diagnostic Code Grid 4444=FAS --- 1111=WNL PHYSICAL EXAM DEVELOPMENTAL DIAGNOSTIC CODE HISTORY Gestational Alcohol Exposure Growth Face Brain High Some Unknown No risk Definite 4 Probable 3 Possible 2 Unlikely 1 Severe Moderate Mild Absent Significant Moderate Mild None ______ Gestational Alcohol Exp _______ ______ _______ _______ Brain Dysfunction FAS Facial Features Growth Deficiency
  13. 15. Assessments <ul><li>Hearing Evaluation </li></ul>
  14. 16. Assessments <ul><li>Developmental Assessments (Team Based ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infant and Preschool Inventories (0-6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurodevelopmental Examinations (Ages 4-15) ( PEER….PEEX 2…..PEERAMID 2) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Assessments <ul><ul><li>Kaufmann Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Observations/Sensory Profile </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Neurodevelopmental Examinations <ul><li>Gross Motor </li></ul><ul><li> Sensory Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic/Fine Motor </li></ul><ul><li>Speech/Language </li></ul><ul><li>Social Communication </li></ul>
  17. 19. Psychosocial Assessments… CBCL: Child Behavior Checklist Play Based Interview Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) Draw a Person Test Reactive Attachment Disorder Questionnaire (RADQ) Child Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI)
  18. 20. Post Assessment <ul><li>Report to Case Manager and Caregiver </li></ul><ul><li>Report to Court </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations for Services </li></ul>
  19. 21. Research Projects <ul><li>CTAC in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Research
  20. 22. Major Research Funding 2003-2012 <ul><li>Trauma Informed Child Welfare Systems Change (SAMHSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Study of School-Based Intervention Project (SAMHSA and OJJ-Safe Start) </li></ul>Total: 4 million
  21. 23. Research Projects <ul><li>Development and Study of School-Based Intervention Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PreSchool…Elementary…..Middle…Secondary… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Trauma Informed Communities </li></ul>