Trauma Treatment

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The Trauma Treatment Program is a specialized trauma therapy program as part of a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center. Our program proactively assists both the child and the non-offending family members to cope with the emotional effects of trauma that may impact their sense of trust, safety, and self. The entire family can often benefit from and contribute to the therapeutic process. The Trauma Treatment Program serves child victims of all types of sexual abuse as well as the trauma from physical abuse, witnessing domestic violence, traumatic grief, and severe neglect. As the only Sexual Abuse Treatment Program of Pasco and Hernando Counties, it is designated by the Florida Department of Health as one of only fourteen specialized sexual abuse treatment programs across Florida. Our therapists are licensed or licensed eligible clinicians with extensive training and expertise in sexual abuse, trauma, and other abuse/maltreatment. Each team member is a professional skilled in only the most effective therapies to overcome the effects of the many traumatic events that may impact victims and their families.

Summary of our Trauma Therapy Program Services:


  • Child and Family Assessment and Advocacy
  • Crisis Support for children and families
  • Multi-Disciplinary Case staffing and Referral for Services
  • Trauma Assessment
  • Individual Child Trauma Therapy
  • Teen Skills Support Groups
  • Non-Offending Caregiver Individual Therapy and/or Support Groups
  • Inclusion of family in the therapy process – family and sibling therapy
  • Criminal Support and Advocacy for Children and Families
  • Assistance in applying for Crime Victim’s Compensation
  • Professional and Community Training relevant to our services

Who is eligible to receive Trauma Therapy Program Services?


  • Child victims from ages 3 through 18 as well as their families that live in Pasco or Hernando Counties.
  • The experienced trauma must be already reported to the Child Abuse Hotline and/or Law Enforcement.
  • Trauma symptoms that the child is exhibiting interfere with day-to-day functioning.

Referring for services

To refer a child or parent/caregiver for trauma therapy, utilize this Trauma Treatment Referral Form. Click here to download and print this form.  Please note that completing this referral form does not guarantee acceptance into services. Our Victim Advocate,  Ivan Flores, will contact a referral source to determine eligibility. Please complete the referral form and send it by email to or fax it to Ivan at (727) 848-1292.

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