This program provides individual, family or group treatment to assist children/families in recovering from child abuse, neglect or domestic violence exposure. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidenced based practice commonly used with CA/FV treatment clients. The Healthy Families Group program provides multifamily counseling for children ages 4-17 and their mothers who have experienced Family Violence in the home. The group program alternates between seeing children and mothers in separate groups to address issues in an age-appropriate manner, with bringing families together each month to share their common experiences and recognize their strengths and accomplishments. The children’s groups address coping with reactions to trauma and disruptions or violence at home. Children are able to share the story of what they’ve experienced and learn that other children have dealt with similar issues, reducing their sense of isolation and shame. The mother’s group focuses on recovering from the physical and emotional abuse of family violence, supporting each group member in her individual growth and empowerment. Groups designed to prevent Youth Violence are also available.

Evidence Based Treatments include:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

For more information or to request services:

  • Santa Barbara (805) 965-2376
  • Santa Maria (805) 614-9160
  • Lompoc (805) 741-7460
CALM prides itself on its commitment to clinical excellence. In addition to the quality of our staff, our very experienced clinical leadership, and our long history of preventing and treating childhood trauma, this commitment is embodied in the training, assessment and evaluation programs we employ in our work. Our clinicians used evidence based treatment, interventions that have been tested and are proven to work.