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Mission Statement

Our Program exists to promote safety and healing for maltreated and traumatized children, regardless of their financial status. We do this by providing high quality and timely clinical and forensic services to children and their families, state of the art training to other professionals, and authoritative leadership in the field.

Program Description

The Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment is a unique outpatient clinical program at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, specializing in the assessment and treatment of abused, neglected, and psychologically traumatized children and adolescents. We offer clinical and forensic services in the form of brief assessments, extended evaluations, brief and long-term treatment, case reviews, case consultations, and expert witness testimony. Most of our referrals are received from child protective services, law enforcement, the courts, and other mental health professionals.

In addition, we provide training workshops and seminars for professionals from social services, law enforcement, mental health, and law. (We have presented workshops throughout North Carolina as well as in 20 other states, and in Canada and Germany.) A range of specific training topics are offered with a focus on the assessment of allegations of child sexual and physical abuse, child forensic interviewing, and psychological treatment of child and adolescent victims of abuse.

Contact Information

Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment
104-A Market Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Telephone: (919) 966-1760
Fax: (919) 966-7984