Child Protection Care Clinic Services
The Care Clinic provides comprehensive evidence-based clinical assessments for a very complex patient population with a multiplicity of mental health and psychosocial needs. The comprehensive assessment is the foundation for the treatment plan.
Play is the natural language of children. Play based therapy helps children express feelings, symbolize behaviors, and develop control of memories and feelings generated by their victimization.
Individual therapy helps children to understand, integrate, and resolve issues that affect their ability to build interpersonal relationships by developing a trusting relationship in which to identify and resolve issues.
Parental counseling helps parents manage the child's trauma symptoms and behavioral maladjustment while they work towards recovery and stabilization. Parents are offered counseling and support in regards to their own victimization as well.
Family therapy helps family members to learn safe behaviors, recognize the impact their behavior has on one another, and provides an opportunity to explore the roles and relationships within the family system. Some of the goals of family therapy are to help reduce parental stress, child maladaptive behaviors, and to achieve positive parent-child interactions.
Group therapy helps individuals in decreasing feelings of isolation, addressing feelings, improving social skills and interpersonal skills, and processing information regarding child development, trauma, triggers for violence, parenting skills, and adaptive coping skills.
Our clinic psychiatrist sees children and adults for psychiatric evaluation, medication evaluation and management, and psychiatric emergencies.
Our clinical psychologist (and supervised clinical students) performs psychological evaluations that might clarify diagnosis and elicit recommendations that may facilitate therapeutic treatment.
Note: We do NOT perform the forensic evaluation (i.e., the evaluation that determines whether or not abuse occurred). For this evaluation, we recommend that you consult with your county's Child Abuse Center or call 911 for further information.