Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress


Elizabeth Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Director


NEW Office location in Columbia at 9730 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia MD 21046

On July 1, 2015, the Family Center Outpatient program officially changed its name to the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. The Center also includes the Trauma Training Academy. The programs physical location remains the same. This change better reflects the work that we do in treatment, training, and research for children and families impacted by traumatic experiences.

We also welcome Joan Kaufman, Ph.D., the new Director of Research. Please visit the research page for more information.

This change will be a gradual one so please continue to visit this site to view our progress.

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress:

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is one of 192 current and affiliate organizations comprising the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is a network of organizations from all over the United States, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NCTSN is a national resource which addresses the problem of childhood trauma, defines best practices, raises public awareness and improves access to services for families and children who experience trauma. Through its continued participation in NCTSN, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress demonstrates its commitment to providing valued trauma-informed trainings and quality clinical services using evidence-based and evidence-informed assessment and treatment practices.

The Center consists of three components:

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