Child Abuse Treatment Services (CATS)
Child abuse takes a toll on children and families. This program responds with immediate, flexible, and appropriate clinical services.
The people we serve:
- Children and adolescents (ages 4-17) who are victims of physical or sexual abuse, or witness to domestic violence.
- The families of such children.
- Community referrals are accepted.
How the program works:
- All services are voluntary and free of charge to victims and their families. The CATS program is funded through a grant from the Office of Victims Services.
- The program is staffed by experienced mental health professionals with specialized clinical training.
- The program utilizes a Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) model, whenever possible.
- Services include, but are not limited to, individual, group, and/or family therapy, personal advocacy, justice support, crisis counseling, follow-up, and parent support services.
- Services are individualized and tailored to the needs of the family.
For more information:
Mary Dineen Elovich, LCSW, Program Coordinator
(860) 243-4416 ext 258