What is the purpose of this program?

Adverse childhood experiences correlate with social, emotional, academic and behavioral problems. This program provides help to children, adolescents and their parents who are trying to solve these problems. Incidents of trauma can have an impact on the developing brain that can cause extreme emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. There is help. A combination of therapy, the development of new coping strategies, and the use of patterned repetitive sensory interventions alleviate symptoms and change the functioning and structure of the brain.

The objectives for children and adolescents are to:

  • develop coping strategies and diminish opposition behaviors
  • increase successful experiences in school, home and community
  • overcome behavioral and emotional issues related to trauma
  • empower coping with relational aggression and social issues
  • improve relationships with parents

The objectives of this program for parents are to:

  • educate parents regarding trauma informed care
  • create a safe home environment and parenting  strategies
  • learn to set appropriate limits
  • strengthen relationships with their children
  • decrease parent-child conflict
  • increase attachment in adoption and long term placement

What kind of service does this program provide?

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Recommendations specific to the impact of trauma on the developing brain and ways to counteract the trauma

What would be an appropriate referral to this program?

Children, adolescents and parents concerned about their exhibiting:

  • emotional and behavioral problems
  • suicidal ideation/self harm
  • physical and verbal aggression
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • excessive introversion
  • eating disorders
  • gang involvement
  • sexual risk to others
  • oppositional behaviors
  • delinquency
  • toileting issues (i.e. bed wetting, smearing)
  • manipulation and lying
  • school issues
  • conflicted relationship with parents, siblings or authority figures

Who do I contact?

General Staff (262) 784-2220