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 The Chadwick Center’s Trauma Counseling Program specializes in helping children and their families heal from traumatic events. These traumatic events may include child physical or sexual abuse, neglect, community violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and witnessing of homicide. We offer assistance to children and families through individual, group and family therapy; advocacy, case management, and safety planning; and information and referrals. The staff of the Trauma Counseling Program is primarily composed of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, and Victim Advocates. All of our staff specializes in the areas of trauma, abuse, and working with children and their families.

Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP)

All of the families who come to treatment go through a comprehensive assessment (evaluation) using the TAP model, a model developed by staff at the Chadwick Center. Every family’s unique situation is assessed through clinical interviews, behavioral observation, and standardized measures to assess symptoms.  The TAP model considers culture, strengths, developmental history, family history, trauma history, and a wide range of symptoms and behaviors. After all of the information is collected, the therapist is able to create a Unique Client Picture that will guide them in selecting the best type of treatment. This treatment could include utilizing an evidence-based practice or other types of treatment such as play therapy, group therapy, or others.

Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)

Evidence-based practices are types of treatment that have been proven successful through research that has been reviewed by others in the mental health field. Trauma Counseling Program staff have been trained and are experienced in utilizing EBPs whenever possible. Some of the EBPs provided include Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy,  Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Location and Contact Information

Central San Diego
Phone:  858-966-5803
Fax:  858-966-8148

North County
Phone:  760-967-7082 option 3
Fax:  760-967-1465

South Bay
Phone:  619-420-5611
Fax:   619-420-5531