Center for Child and Family Health, 1121 W. Chapel Hill St., Ste. 100, Durham, NC 27701
George (Tripp) Ake, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field of child trauma treatment. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Ake is also the Training and Implementation Program Director for the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress—the coordinating center for the SAMSHA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Co-Training Director at the Center for Child and Family Health. Dr. Ake provides trauma treatment services at CCFH and supervises many of the psychology postdoctoral fellows, interns, and practicum students from Duke and UNC who provide services in the mental health clinic. He has extensive experience in providing trauma focused mental health treatment to children and adults and is becoming more well known for his work in using implementation science to guide selection, onboarding, and sustaining evidence-based treatments typically used to target symptoms secondary to trauma exposure in children. Dr. Ake’s research and training interests currently focus on implementation science, interpersonal violence, and trauma-informed child welfare practice.
Determinants of Implementing Evidence-Based Trauma-Focused Interventions for Children and Youth: A Systematic Review.
Disseminating parent-child interaction therapy through the learning collaborative model on the adoption and implementation of an evidence-based treatmentRead Full Text
Pilot to policy: statewide dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment for traumatized youth.
Reconsidering Our Domestic Violence System.
Trauma-Informed Care: Definitions and Statewide InitiativesRead Full Text
Trauma Screening in Child Welfare: Lessons Learned from Five StatesRead Full Text
Working with resource parents for trauma-informed foster careRead Full Text
Domestic Violence and Families: Trauma-Focused Treatment Options.
Trauma-Informed Care for Children in the Child Welfare System: An Initial Evaluation of a Trauma-Informed Parenting Workshop.
Predictors of treatment completion in a sample of youth who have experienced physical or sexual trauma.
Complex trauma and mental health in children and adolescents placed in foster care: findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Book Review: Understanding Child MaltreatmentRead Full Text
The influence of religious orientation and coping on the psychological distress of christian domestic violence victimsRead Full Text