Behavioral Health

West Valley Child Crisis Center, (WVCCC) passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families who are at risk due to the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma. WVCCC strives to get each child back on a normal developmental path and to prevent them from developing any long-term trauma-related mental or behavioral health problems. WVCCC provides the healing and support needed for a bright and healthy future for the children and families we serve through our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Department.

WVCCC’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Department encompasses individualized services to meet children and family’s needs through a variety of services. Services are culturally competent and linguistically appropriate, strength-based and incorporate community supports to maximize resiliency and minimize the recurrence of symptoms.  Treatment frequency, modality and duration vary based upon individual client needs and preferences.  Services can be provided in an office setting, community, and home and may address trauma, family functioning, substance use/abuse and skills development.

Trauma-Focused CBT: WVCCC’s evidenced-based therapies include Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). TF-CBT integrates several established treatment approaches in the delivery of services: cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy and family therapy. The goal of TF-CBT is to help address the needs of children, their parents, or other care givers with the symptoms and behaviors related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other problems related to traumatic life experiences. Children and their parents and/or care givers are taught the skills and knowledge needed to process the trauma, manage distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how to enhance safety, parenting skills as well as family communication.

The frequency of individual counseling sessions is determined in collaboration with the client and external team as appropriate, however, over 80% of traumatized children will show significant improvement with twelve to sixteen weeks of treatment (once a week, 60 to 90 minute sessions).

Birth and Beyond: Triple P: WVCCC offers Triple P Parenting under our Birth and Beyond Program. WVCCC staff are certified to deliver the evidenced-based curriculum. The Triple P program aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, confidence, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness of parents. The program promotes a nurturing, safe, engaging, non-violent, low conflict environment for children. Through positive parenting practices, the Triple P program also encourages children’s social, emotional, language, intellectual, and behavioral competencies. The Triple P curriculum is based on the following five principles: creating a safe, engaging environment; creating a positive learning environment; using assertive discipline; having realistic expectations; and taking care of yourself as a parent.  This program can be delivered in both the office and home settings and can work in conjunction with Trauma-CBT.

 

For questions about intake please contact Fran Delgado at fdelgado@wvccc.org