Transformation through therapy.
Our therapy team provides free, high-quality trauma informed therapeutic services to children ages 2-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. Our therapists are highly certified and consistently seek new opportunities to broaden their skillset and knowledge base to better meet the needs of the children we serve. By utilizing play therapy, sand trays, and carefully stocked playrooms, we create a safe space for children to explore trauma and develop the skills and tools needed to cope with life after trauma. We customize each treatment plan and timeframe on a case-by-case basis. Children can also return for therapy as needed through the age of 18. Through therapy, transformation occurs and each child is given the hope and skills they need to reach their full potential.
Trauma is a normal response to an abnormal circumstance. A traumatic event can be a one-time occurrence or a pattern of events that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope or process the thoughts and emotions involved with the trauma. Traumatic events can have a significant impact on those who are directly involved as well as those who witness them. Unprocessed trauma can affect a person negatively throughout their life which is why timely and thorough treatment is vital.
Types of Therapy We Use
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT helps children address distorted or upsetting beliefs and learn skills to help them cope with ordinary life stressors.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), reducing the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Our newest learned modality, PCIT, allows therapists to coach parents in real-time interactions so they are better equipped to react, respond, and communicate with their children.
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
mental health counseling hours
CARES (Community Awareness, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support) is a community-based initiative to reach a wider demographic of children who are subject to neglect and lack of resources.
CARES aims to:
- Be the bridge to keeping children in safe and supported homes and out of the judicial child welfare system.
- Provide families with a myriad of preventive-based services including: resources to support children remaining in safe homes, parenting and child development education, job and household budgeting support, and a number of other direct services.
- Embody ECCAC’s value of preventive methods of ending childhood neglect.
Looking for a resource?
From our educational classes to information on our partner organizations and their offerings, click below to check out a variety of helpful resources.Resource Library
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If you would like to have someone from our team attend an event to provide information about our mission and goals, please fill out the form below.Book a Speaker
Suspect abuse or neglect?
If you know or suspect that a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected or is at risk of being abused or neglected, you are required to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline.
You need not know if the abuse or neglect has occurred, but it is your obligation to report your concerns.
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