Mental Health

Mental health services are provided to children and families to help restore each child’s sense of self, comfort, and safety. The CAC offers a variety of services including psychological evaluations, psychiatric care, and individual, group and family therapy to children, siblings, and caregivers.  Therapy teaches children that they are not alone, helps them understand that the abuse is the responsibility of the offender, and ultimately provides a healthy way to avoid long-term trauma.

Using a holistic approach helps restore the child’s sense of self, comfort, and safety. Expressive therapies including play, movement, art, and music therapies allow children to express their feelings in creative ways. Therapy teaches children that they are not alone, helps them understand that the abuse is the responsibility of the offender, and ultimately provides a healthy, guilt-free way to avoid long-term trauma.

When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels its effects. We know that caring, supportive adults in a child’s life can lessen the impact. The CAC aims to restore hope in families and empower children by helping them feel seen and heard, learn how to cope with scary thoughts and intense feelings, build resilience, and be around adults who understand the effects of trauma on a young person’s life.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~Carl Jung