Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress

Trauma can have a profound impact on children and their families.

If your child has experienced:

  • Community Violence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss of a Loved One

It can cause unusual behaviors, such as:

  • Anger
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety
  • Illness
  • Moodiness
  • Inattention
  • Depression
  • Clinginess
  • Distress

No one should have to suffer from the effects of trauma alone.

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is here to help your family find answers.

You and your child will benefit from our:

  • Evidence based treatments
  • Expert team of licensed social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and mental health counselors
  • Extensive research efforts to discover policies and practices that best support children and families

Elizabeth Thompson, Director of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, provides tips to help parents detect stresses in their child and describes how CCFTS works with families to overcome trauma.

Help is just a phone call away.

To make an appointment at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress,
please contact our Intake Coordinator at
443-923-5980 or Diggs@KennedyKrieger.org.

Request an Appointment Online

In the event of an emergency, please contact 911 immediately

 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, please contact our Intake Coordinator at 443-923-5980 or Diggs@KennedyKrieger.org.

Request an Appointment

Preventing Violence Through Youth Voices in Film:

Watch two compelling short films created by Baltimore youth while participating in a trauma therapy program at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

The students created the films to address the personal impact of violence in their communities and to share their voices to become part of the solution to prevent community violence.

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Training Services at the
Center for Child and
Family Traumatic Stress:

Our Center's Training Academy and consultation services have trained over 2,000 professionals, organizations, and community partners on best practices for treating childhood traumatic stress.

If you are a mental health professional, service provider, or organization interested in improving your trauma-focused treatment capacity, visit our Training page to learn more about trainings offered by staff at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

Training Courses

Helping Your Child Cope
with Media Coverage of
Community Racial Trauma
& Civil Unrest:

A short video providing tips for helping children cope with media coverage of racial trauma and community unrest:

Resource Finder

 

A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.