Parent-Child Therapeutic Services
Our Parent-Child Therapeutic Services program provides counseling services to children impacted by domestic violence.
Our therapists work with children ages newborn to 11 years of age to provide mental health counseling. Our services are intended to strengthen the parent-child relationship, improve mental health concerns, reduce emotional and behavioral issues caused by domestic violence, help survivors access additional community resources, and provide psycho-education about the impacts of domestic violence.
Services are free of charge and do not require insurance. Our services are voluntary and are not intended to fulfill court-mandated counseling services. We do not provide custody evaluations, forensic evaluations or expert testimony.
Language interpretation is available to provide services in clients’ preferred language. Languages currently spoken by therapists include English, Spanish and Tamil.
What our families are saying:
“PChIP helped me realize that I don’t have to be stuck in the past, blaming myself for what my kids have been through. I can be with them now, and we are freeing ourselves from the violence.”
“I like talking about my feelings. I never knew that.”
“My son was very upset about his dad and what happened. He couldn’t talk about it and was acting out at school. Now he knows it’s ok to miss his dad and also be mad at him for what he did. I learned how my own feelings about the abuse affected him. We are very thankful for having PChIP services.”
Our Parent-Child Therapeutic Services Include:
Telehealth Counseling Sessions
Therapists meet with clients weekly or bimonthly through a secure videoconferencing platform like Zoom. Meetings consist of parent-child conjoint sessions, family sessions or individual child sessions with parent consultations.
Our program coordinator provides bilingual (English and Spanish) case management services to existing clients and survivors. They connect families to resources and make referrals as needed.
In order to qualify for Parent-Child Therapeutic Services, families must:
- Have experienced domestic violence (physical, verbal, and/or emotional forms of intimate partner abuse)
- Have a child/children between the ages of newborn to 11 who will participate in our counseling services
- No longer be in the relationship and not be living with the abusive person