About Child HELP Partnership
Every day, innocent children are exposed to tragic situations. They may witness violence in their communities. They may not be safe in their own homes. Approximately 60% of children across the United States are exposed to traumatic events. One in six girls and one in twenty boys are victims of sexual abuse prior to age 18. More than 10% of teenagers are injured each year by a caregiver during discipline.
Our MissionThe CHP mission is to better protect and heal children from trauma and its emotional impact. Our outreach strategies, assessment tools, prevention programs, therapies, training initiatives, and program evaluation techniques are improving care across the country.
- On the local level, we provide therapy free-of-charge to underserved children and families in the surrounding communities.
- On the national level, we train school and mental health professionals to provide trauma-specific prevention strategies and trauma therapy using proven state-of-the-art dissemination and implementation practices.
It’s All in the NameOur name, Child HELP Partnership, reflects our integrated approach in four areas of focus:
- Healing children after trauma using evidence based therapies
- Empowering communities with access to the finest, culturally-sensitive mental health programs
- Learning programs to train and educate professionals in the most innovative and effective methods
- Public education for parents and those who interact with children, including educators, coaches, and people within their sphere of influence
- Children who experienced trauma and need our help
- Families who are supporting children
- Communities that engage with children
- Colleagues in mental health, education, and other child-serving professions who share our commitment to children
- Cultural experts who make sure our programs are accessible and informed for all children