Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress— Treatment


Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C
Director of Clinical Services

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.

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

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:

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