[22016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009 - 2012]
The Promoting Emotional Adjustment in Children Experiencing challenges (PEACE) project at Mt. Hope Family Center continues to extend evidence-based, trauma-informed services to children and families exposed to challenging and stressful life experiences, such as family member deployment or reintegration; traumatic stress, grief and loss; or maltreatment or exposure to intimate partner violence, domestic violence, or community violence. Populations served include children in the child welfare system, children in military families, and children in the community struggling with traumatic stress symptoms. Three interventions are offered: (1) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (2) Alternatives for Families—A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and (3) Child-Parent Psychotherapy. The project has also allowed for staff to provide training on the effects of trauma on children and families and disseminate best practices in implementation of evidence-based interventions locally and nationally.