Childhaven Childhood Trauma Treatment

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About This Program

Target Population: Abused, neglected, at-risk, and/or drug-affected children, one month through five years of age, referred by Child Protective Services (CPS), Child Welfare Services (CWS), Chemical Dependency Treatment Centers, Department of Health/Public Health (PH) and Economic Services Administration/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 5

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 5

Brief Description

Childhaven’s Childhood Trauma Treatment (formerly known as Childhaven Therapeutic Child Care) provides therapeutic child care and other optional specialized treatment services to abused, neglected, at-risk, and/or drug-affected children, one month through five years of age, and their families. Children are referred by Child Protective Services, Child Welfare Services, Department of Health, or the TANF Program. Early intervention and treatment services are provided 5.5 hours per day, five days a week in a licensed child-care (therapeutic/treatment milieu) setting and are designed to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Each facility holds Mental Health licensure as well. All children in the program receive individualized therapeutic care in a group/classroom setting. Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit their children and participate in the treatment in the therapeutic child care setting. Therapeutic treatment is based on medical necessity which includes diagnosis, and addresses the individual psychosocial, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and health problems presented by each child. The treatment is provided in an inclusive, natural, safe, and monitored environment by Lead and Line Staff (Therapeutic Classroom Teachers and Program Managers). Each child is also assigned to Child and Family Therapist (Treatment Planner and Monitor) who oversees their assigned children’s treatment plans by engaging in the classrooms periodically, meeting regularly with the Lead and Line Staff to discuss children’s progress on their goals, and providing optional specialized treatment services. These treatment services focus on dyad work with the child and their caregivers and include Triple P – Level 4, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Incredible Years, and Promoting First Relationships (PFR).

Program Goals:

The overall goals for Childhaven’s Childhood Trauma Treatment are:

  • Break the cycle of abuse and neglect
  • Prepare children to be successful learners
  • Improve parenting skills
  • Supporting families and laying the foundation for lifelong loving relationships

Contact Information

Bethany Larsen
Agency/Affiliation: Childhaven
Phone: (206) 957-4815
Fax: (206) 382-3303

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2016

Last CEBC Contact Date: May 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: October 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2008