The Trauma Counseling Program is committed to treating the after-effects of a child’s traumatic experience. In addition, the program works to support the recovery of family members and to improve their ability to support the child. Interventions include individual, group, and family therapy. The staff of the Trauma Counseling Program is primarily composed of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists. The staff’s expertise is in treating childhood traumatic events including neglect; physical and sexual abuse; sexual assault; domestic, school, and community violence; and natural disasters. Treatment for the psychological aspects of medical trauma and chronic pain is also available.
Treatment begins with a complete assessment (evaluation) of the child. This assessment process is completed by using the Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP), a tool developed by our Chadwick Center staff through funding by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The TAP process assists the therapist in developing a Unique Client Picture that will guide the therapist in selecting the best type of therapy for the child. A follow-up assessment is completed every four months while the child is in treatment to help follow the child’s progress.
Evidenced-Based Practices (EPBs)Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) are types of treatments that have been proven successful in multiple research studies that have been reviewed by others in the mental health field. The staff in the Trauma Counseling Program is committed to the use of EBPs, whenever possible. Among the EBPs utilized in the program are Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
In addition to therapy services, the Trauma counseling Program also provides:
Family advocacy and safety planning