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Elizabeth Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Director
About the Family Center:
The Family Center emphasizes the developmental, emotional and behavioral problems of children and families. The Family Center offers a range of trauma-informed services and is committed to developing and sustaining the following: specialized clinical services, community outreach and advocacy services, prevention and family support programs, implementation of best practices, education and training programs and research that informs best practices.
The Center offers a range of trauma-informed services, including prevention, treatment, specialized foster care, community outreach, advocacy, research and training through the programs and services listed below.
- Early Head Start
- Outpatient Mental Health Program
- Therapeutic Foster Care Program
- Trauma Training Academy
The Family Center is one of 192 current and affiliate organizations comprising the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is a network of organizations from all over the United States, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NCTSN is a national resource which addresses the problem of childhood trauma, defines best practices, raises public awareness and improves access to services for families and children who experience trauma. Through its participation in NCTSN, the Family Center demonstrates its commitment to providing quality clinical services using evidence-based and evidence-informed assessment and treatment practices.
- The Baltimore Sun: Collateral Damage: Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence
- The Washington Post: Have a Kid Who's Out of Control? A New Therapy Offers a Kind of Parental Empowerment
- WBAL-TV: Struggling to Discipline Your Kids? Try Therapy
- Impact (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Newsletter): Elizabeth Thompson Reflects on "Peak Professional Experience with Network"