July 11, 2014

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center: Barra Awardee 2013

By The Barra Foundation

As a child, the young woman had experienced terrible trauma. Treated years ago at Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, today she’s in graduate school to become a child therapist. CEO Antonio Valdes knows that’s “an awesome story” that reflects the agency’s success. “But there are simple moments that tell the story just as forcefully.” He relates an anecdote about a young boy in a CCTC partner school who was on the verge of being suspended after being wildly disruptive all morning. Then, someone in the disciplinarian’s office asked him the key question: What happened?

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May 2, 2014

Philadelphia: Brotherly Love and Trauma-informed Practice

By Jonathan Purtle, Philly.com

Four years ago, on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, Sandra Bloom told me about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. I hadn’t heard of it, and was astounded to learn about strong connections it found between exposure to trauma and toxic stress in childhood, and experiencing behavioral, social, emotional, and health problems as an adult.

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September 20, 2012

Cruise for the Kids at the Waterworks Restaurant

By Philadelphia Style

The Children’s Crisis Treatment Center hosted the 12th annual “Cruise for the Kids” event. Friends gathered at Water Works Restaurant to raise approximately $50,000 for Philadelphia’s Children and family behavioral health services. Amongst the 300 person guest list were co chairs Sarah Walmsley and Michelle Zou, as well as CBS 3’s Stephanie Stahl. 

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July 18, 2012

Family Crisis Group Consolidating at Delaware Ave. Site

By Natalie Kostelni, Philadelphia Business Journal

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center has signed a long-term lease on 43,673 square feet of space at the Waterview Corporate Center along Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia. The organization will consolidate three other Philadelphia locations into the new site at 1080 N. Delaware Ave.

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August 9, 2010

Tony Valdés

By John George, Philadelphia Business Journal

During Tony Valdés’ 13 years at the helm of the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, the nonprofit behavioral health services provider has experienced dramatic growth on several fronts. Its staff has grown to 350 employees from 45. Its annual budget has surged to $15 million from $1.8 million. Its number of service programs has more than tripled to 14.

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