Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) is a private non-profit agency that specializes in delivering behavioral health services to Philadelphia’s children and their families. We are dedicated to addressing the impact of child abuse, neglect, traumatic events, and other challenges to early childhood development, and to assisting children in reaching their full potential within their homes, community and society.
We invite you to view CCTC’s film, which represents our history and mission and includes dramatized case examples of our services.
At CCTC, our approach to care revolves around an understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)*. We know that despite tremendous challenges, children can heal from psychological and emotional injuries. Through lasting partnerships with families, schools and communities, CCTC creates environments that foster resiliency and recovery.
For over 40 years, CCTC has used innovative, research-based methods to help children and their families heal from traumatic experiences and renew their sense of hope for a brighter future. We meet children and families where they are, offering services at our center, in schools and in the community to create a widespread and diverse web of care. CCTC collaborates with other agencies, social and cultural organizations and community programs across the city** in the belief that strengthening a family’s local resources is integral to the work we do.
With a staff of more than 400, CCTC works with over 2,400 children and families annually. Our success and unwavering commitment to excellence have gained CCTC recognition for our expertise in the areas of trauma, school-based services, community integration and early childhood treatment. We are proud to serve as the regions leading provider of trauma services for children.
*The ACE Study findings have confirmed the negative impact of ACEs, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse and household dysfunction, on health behaviors and health outcomes in adulthood. Progress in preventing and recovering from the nation’s worst health and social problems is likely to benefit from understanding that many of these problems arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences (CDC).