A Trauma Informed Organization

Early Intervention &
Community Wellness

Access & Wellness Center
Outpatient Services
Intensive Services
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Program
Training Programs
Privacy Practices
Employment Opportunities

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic has been designated a Trauma-Informed Organization through the National Council for Behavioral Health’s  Adoption of Trauma-Informed Care Practices Learning Community process.  As such, the Clinic works to implement, sustain and spread trauma-informed care and support fundamental organizational change in the culture of behavioral healthcare.  

Expert, Trauma-Informed Services

At our no-appointment, no-fee Access & Wellness Center, expert staff assess individual client need, and then engage a spectrum of nationally sanctioned evidence-based, trauma specific and trauma-informed practices as appropriate.

These include:

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS)
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Trauma Training Series

The Clinic’s Early Intervention Training Institute annually offers its Trauma Training Series for staff of local agencies, organizations and businesses who work with children ages 0-5, building their capacity to identify, intervene and refer children at risk or suffering from undiagnosed trauma.   

Trainings include:

  • Building Your Trauma Toolbox:  Intervening Successfully with Pre-School & School Aged Children
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Introduction
  • Healing Trauma Using the Core Curriculum
  • Impact of Domestic Violence on Early Childhood Development
  • Multi-Dimensional Aspects of Trauma: Getting the Right Match
  • Strategies for Understanding and Treating Intergenerational Trauma in Families with Young Children
  • Vicarious Trauma: Helping Yourself to Better Help Others

The Clinic’s own staff members attend at least five of ten annual trauma training events including the following topics: Vicarious Trauma; Helping Families Manage Anger, an Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care (two sessions); Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Sensory Integration & Intervention.

For more information about our trauma informed programs, see our 2013 Annual Report "Trauma Informed Healing: New Paths to Success"