Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress - Community Services

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.

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

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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:

Additional Diagnoses Served

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