The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides mental health evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents, from birth to age 21, and families who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma from physical or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence and community violence.

The education, training and technical assistance we offer to parents, professionals and community organizations promote greater understanding of the developmental, emotional and behavioral consequences of trauma and communicate the most effective ways to provide care. The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a national resource focused on childhood trauma.

Services Provided

We offer evidenced-supported, culturally sensitive services for the prevention, early intervention, assessment and treatment of trauma, including:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up
  • Psychological testing
  • Mental health assessments
  • Individual, family and group therapeutic interventions
  • Case management, both in the center and in the community
  • Consultations with schools or other child-serving agencies

Our Team

Our interdisciplinary team, which conducts evaluations and provides treatment services, includes:

  • Child psychiatrists
  • Child psychologists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Professional counselors
  • Nurses
  • Case managers
  • Recreational therapists
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Providers who speak Spanish

Meet Our Team