Trauma Clinic

CASA’s Trauma Clinic uses trauma-informed approaches and evidence-based practices for children experiencing or affected by attachment disorders and/or complex developmental trauma.


This specialized program offers individual therapy sessions for children/youth and their caregivers. It is designed to support children to resolve trauma symptoms through healthy attachment to their caregivers. Trauma and Attachment Groups (TAG) may be available as part of treatment in the Trauma Clinic, should criteria be met.

 

The Program

  • Treatment focuses on resolving the symptoms of trauma by supporting healthy parent-child relationships.

  • Families may take part in individual, play, and group therapy.

  • Treatment time varies with individual needs.

 

Who It’s For

  • Children and youth aged 5-18 years.

  • Children and youth with primary challenges associated with complex developmental trauma and/or attachment concerns; and are living in a secure, safe home for a minimum of 6 months with committed parents/guardians; and

  • Have parents/guardians that are able to commit to attending dyadic therapeutic sessions with their child


Referrals must be made by:

 

A mental health therapist or psychiatrist from AHS with a completed Trauma Program Referral Package submitted through centralized intake at Alberta Health Services


OR


A private therapist with a completed Trauma Program Referral Package submitted to CASA Intake by fax or mail:
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health (CASA Centre)

10645-63 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 1P7

Fax: 780-435-6261


Note: The child/youth must have had accessed community-based or private therapy before a referral to the Trauma Clinic or TAG program.