UC Davis CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center

The CAARE Center is recognized nationally as a model program for the evaluation and treatment of child maltreatment as well as training of mental health providers in Empirically Based Treatments.

The CAARE Center’s mission is to provide patient care, teaching, research and prevention initiatives on behalf of abused and neglected children and children and youth identified as high risk.

The CAARE Center is funded through contracts, grants, fee-for-services patient care revenue, charitable events, and the United Way Employee Giving Program.

At the CAARE Center, we offer Empirically Based Treatments to our clients including:

We also conduct standard-of-care psychological evaluations including ones that are court-ordered and we provide expert testimony for various counties and local agencies.

The CAARE Center also provides training in empirically based treatments through our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training Program and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training Program. UC Davis is a leader in implementing more than 150 PCIT programs at public mental-health and child-welfare agencies across the U.S. and in several countries. The CAARE Center also provides ongoing training for mental health professions through our nationally recognized American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical psychology predoctoral internship program; as well as training programs for master level clinicians. 

Ongoing research is conducted at the CAARE Center that focuses on the applications of PCIT to unique populations. Research projects include: Application of PCIT to Unique Populations; Foster Parent Population; and Dissemination of PCIT to Community Mental Health Treatment Agencies.

The CAARE Center Diagnostic and Treatment Center’s mission is to provide patient care, teaching, research and prevention initiatives on behalf of abused and neglected children and children and youth identified as high risk.  A large part of this mission includes the delivery of quality mental health services to children and youth ages 0 to 21 and their families. The CAARE Center is recognized nationally as a model program for the evaluation and treatment of child maltreatment as well as training of mental health providers in Empirically Based Treatments.