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Behavioral Health

Our Behavioral Health Program

The Granite State Children’s Alliance (GSCA) Behavioral Health Program offers evidence-based, trauma-informed assessment and treatment services to support healing following the disclosure of abuse and/or
neglect.

Child abuse can cause children and their families to lose trust in the world and in themselves. Support from a mental health professional can help children and families:

• Deal with strong and often confusing feelings
• Heal from the trauma and move beyond the abuse

Services for Children & Families
The GSCA behavioral health staff is comprised of licensed and master’s level clinicians with training and expertise in trauma and child abuse. Behavioral health services are available in English.

Mental Health Consultation
• Participation in Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) interviews to offer support to the MDT regarding the child and family’s needs for mental health support;
• Support for caregivers during the child’s forensic interview;
• Assess for and advise the MDT regarding risk of suicide and safety concerns of the child and/or family
• Provision of recommendations regarding options for counseling services for children and families

On-Site & Telehealth Services for Children & Families
• Trauma Screening and Assessment: To understand a child’s experience and to inform recommendations for follow up treatment;
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT): An evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms in relation to a traumatic experience or event;
• Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI): A short-term, evidence-based, parent child intervention to help reduce trauma symptoms following exposure to violence or abuse;
• Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT): An evidence-based intervention for children who are having difficulty with sexual behavior;
• Referral assistance to community-based agencies providing specialized trauma services

Services for Professionals
The GSCA Behavioral Health Program offers consultation and training for professionals and community groups responding to concerns of child abuse.
Topics include:
• Understanding and Responding to Children’s Sexual Behaviors
• Working with Difficult/Resistant Caregivers

Professional Traninings
Trainings can be customized for the audience. For information regarding training options and costs, or if you are interested in a training that is not listed, please contact the GSCA Director of Education and Outreach, Megan Oliviero.