Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress— Treatment


Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C
Director of Clinical Services


On July 1, 2015, The Family Center Outpatient program officially changed its name to the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. The name change reflects our history of providing evidence based and evidenced informed mental health treatment to children and families who have experienced traumatic life events.

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

Treatment Services:

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress-- Treatment Services is located at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Fairmount Campus and provides mental health and support services to children, adolescents and families who experience or may be at risk for trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. Prevention, early intervention, assessment and treatment are part of the continuum of services.

This program is a winner of one of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) 2009 Science and Service Awards in the category of "Treatment of Mental Illness and Recovery Support Services" for its implementation of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, an evidence-based intervention. To learn more about the services offered through this program, please click on the links below.


Provides clinic-based trauma-informed services through psychiatric assessment, psychological evaluation, medication management and a variety of specialized clinics. Click here for more information.

Clinic Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday, 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM

Community Services

Provides Case Management and Home and school-based mental health services to children and families. Click here for more information.

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