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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children’s Hospital

CHAT — Counseling for Trauma Recovery with Children

The CAARE Center provides short-term (120-day) crisis counseling for children who have recently experienced, witnessed, or disclosed trauma or abuse. In order to lessen the behavioral symptoms that can occur immediately after abuse or trauma, the CAARE Center offers free (grant funded) counseling services for up to 120 days.

These services may include

  • Individual counseling for children and adolescents
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Community referrals and collaboration with community organizations
  • Parent education and support
  • School advocacy
  • Assistance in establishing a funding source in order to transition into long-term counseling services, if indicated
  • Services for individuals with disabilities and interpreting services

For children with a history of abuse and who exhibit the following symptoms

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Irritability
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Poor Self-image
  • Toileting Accidents (e.g. nighttime, wetting, daytime soiling)
  • Anxiety/Fears
  • Sexualized Behaviors
  • Outbursts of Anger/Aggression
  • Difficulties in School
  • Problems with Siblings
  • Suicidal Thoughts or Self-Harm Behaviors
  • Passive or Withdrawn
  • Fire Setting
  • Drug or Alcohol Use

CSAT-Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program

CSAT provides Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to children who have been sexually abused at the time of they are identified by law enforcement agencies and Child Protective Services.  Non-offending parents and caregivers will receive support services designed to help them to respond to their children in a manner that will support their recovery and long-term emotional well being.

Contact Information

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please contact Jenny Landini, M.S.W., 916-734-8560, jenny.landini@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.