About Our Community Services:

In addition to its clinic services, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress also offers several community-based services, including:

Case Management Services: Provided for children and families who are victimized through abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and/or community violence.

Families in Transition (F.I.T.) Clinic: Home- and homeless shelter-based clinical services for families unable to attend clinic appointments and/or experiencing difficulty maintaining stable housing.

School-Based Mental Health: Serves elementary school children and their families within four Baltimore City Elementary Schools. Both long- and short-term treatment services are available to address emotional and behavioral difficulties. Attention problems/impulsivity, classroom disruption, lying, stealing, aggression, attachment, developmental delays, depression and behavior management strategies are among the clinical issues addressed in treatment.

Interesting Trends:

In response to the needs of the children and families we serve -- and with foundation support, grant funding and private insurance reimbursement -- Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress staff have created unique clinics and service delivery models. Victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and emotional and physical neglect benefit from quality clinical interventions that incorporate community and family contexts. Caregivers, as well as children and youth, come to understand their past traumatic experiences and how these experiences shape their ability to relate to others. Caregivers learn how to modify their own behaviors, change the behaviors of the children and youth they care for and become effective advocates for themselves in personal relationships as well as in relationships within their communities.