Trauma Assistance Program and Sexual Trauma Treatment Program

CCTC’s Trauma Services Department, which includes the Trauma Assistance Program (TAP) and Sexual Trauma Treatment Program (STTP), provides specialized care to children ages 18 months through 13 years and their families who have recently experienced any kind of traumatic event, such as children who have:

  • Been impacted by a homicide or suicide
  • Been physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abused or neglected
  • Have witnessed the abuse or neglect of a loved one
  • Have survived or witnessed a serious fire, accident, or violent event at home, in school, or in the community
  • Are experiencing or have a family member experiencing a chronic or terminal illness
  • Have lived through a war or violent political unrest in their homeland

Through evaluation, therapy, clinical care coordination, and collaboration with each child’s caregiver(s), we strive to return each child to a normal developmental path and prevent them from developing long-term, trauma-related mental or behavioral health problems. Our trauma clinicians and supervisors are trained in evidence-based and research-supported practices for evaluating and treating child traumatic stress, and we tailor our treatment methods to meet the individual needs of each child and family.

CCTC’s trauma services are structured to provide support for children and their families at every step of their recovery process. In addition to specialized trauma-focused evaluation and therapy services, we provide children and families with advocacy and clinical care coordination services, linking children and families to additional services and supports, ensuring service providers are working together effectively, as well as participating in court proceedings related to the traumatic event and the child’s needs. The Trauma Services Department also strives to provide services to all children and families in need including undocumented families.

Over the course of treatment, children and families heal and recover from traumatic events. Throughout treatment, children learn healthy ways to express their feelings and talk and play about what happened. Caregivers develop a clearer understanding of how trauma has impacted their child, and learn tools to help them communicate with and support their child throughout the healing process.

Contact: Julie Campbell, Director of Trauma Services

"Our therapist treats us with respect and makes us feel like what's going on really matters." CCTC Client