Metropolitan Boston Complex Trauma Treatment Initiative (MB-CTTI) 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Category III Community Treatment and Services Center 

The Metropolitan Boston Complex Trauma Treatment Initiative (MB-CTTI) is a SAMHSA funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category III Community Treatment and Services Center that was established in 2018. The MB-CTTI is a multi-tiered mobile service network focused on delivering evidence-based trauma interventions (EBPs) to high-risk and underserved complex trauma-exposed populations (e.g. trafficked and exploited youth, youth in state custody, LGBTQ+ youth, youth from military families, and urban youth of color) in order to reduce behavioral health disparities among these consumer groups. The MB-CTTI’s expert clinical staff provide individual, family, and group therapy, parent consultation and parenting workshops, and training and consultation to mental health professionals at JRI and external partner programs. Our highly trained staff utilize a number of different proven approaches for the treatment of traumatic stress among children, youth and families, including Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC)Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). In addition, our staff provide parent consultation and educational workshops using the NCTSN’s Resource Parent Curriculum, a trauma-informed parenting curriculum. 


Principal Investigator: Hilary Hodgdon, Ph.D. 

Project Director: Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D. 

Associate Director: Katherine McCarthy, Ph.D.

Project Clinicians: Gabe Corens, LISCW & Jennifer Roman-Martin, LICSW 

Project Assistant: Sandra Mazur 

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Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.