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Evaluating the Impact of Traumatic Events on Children

Professionals who work with children may request that we perform a Trauma Informed Assessment for a child who has been exposed to potentially traumatic events of abuse and neglect.

Assessments are designed to evaluate how trauma may have impacted a child on multiple levels including cognitive, behavioral, emotional and psychological.

We work to establish a plan that helps minimize future trauma and improve the child’s daily functioning and well being.

LACASA Assessment Teams receive specialized training and coaching from the Child Diagnostic and Trauma Assessment Center. Teams include social workers, physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, or other professionals.

The Assessment:

  • Is intended for children who have been exposed to potentially traumatic events that can affect the way they function in their daily lives
  • Explores the cognitive, behavioral and physiological effects that exposure to child abuse and/or neglect has upon children ages birth to 18 years
  • Strives to improve the overall day-to-day functionality of the child

Assessments: Details & Forms

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