To obtain treatment services, or to refer a family

Please contact our intake referral line at (415) 206-5311.



The Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP) offers assessment and treatment to children birth through five who have experienced interpersonal traumas, including but not limited to witnessing domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, separation from a caregiver, and community violence. Services are offered in English and Spanish with additional capacity for French. Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of staff and trainees that include psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, pre- and post-doctoral psychology fellows and psychiatric residents, many of whom are bi-cultural as well as bilingual. All services are free of charge.

Services include:

  • Child-parent psychotherapy
  • Perinatal child-parent psychotherapy
  • Co-parenting child-parent psychotherapy
  • Trauma-focused screening and assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management and concrete assistance with problems of living
  • Legal representation in applications for the U-visa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The initial assessment involves meetings with the primary caregiver and the child. The assessment offers the primary caregiver an opportunity to share the following types of information:

  • potentially traumatic and stressful events the child has experienced
  • the child's symptoms
  • ways the event may have affected the child's relationship with family members
  • the experience and symptoms of caregivers who are important to the child                                                                                                                                                                                       

Information gathered during the assessment helps us to thoughtfully develop a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each family.