About CHAT – Child Abuse Treatment Program

Our CHAT Program is a highly collaborative effort.  We work closely with many local and county agencies to aid and advocate for victims of abuse, and their families.  Often we provide referrals to the Shasta County Crime Victim Assistance Center to assist in filing for compensation of services and preparation for judicial proceedings.

Our staff is committed to using evidence-based and clinically informed treatments, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which are geared toward providing effective treatment to victims of abuse and/or trauma.

Your child or teen (17 and under) may qualify for CHAT funded services if they have experienced or witnessed any of the following:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse or Exploitation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Domestic or Family Violence (including high conflict divorce)
  • Child Endangerment (including parental substance abuse)
  • Child Abduction (including by a non-custodial parent)
  • School and Community Violence (including bullying)
  • Community Hate Crimes and Acts of Terrorism

To learn more about whether your child qualifies for CHAT services and/or to schedule an appointment, please fill out a referral for CHAT Services here on our website.

The CHAT Program at Family Dynamics Resource Center is supported with federal Victims of Crime Act (VoCA) Grant Program funds and is managed by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Criminal Justice/Emergency Management & Victim Services Branch, Children’s Unit.  Services are targeted to children who do not have access to treatment services due to non-availability of services, lack of resources, and/or non-eligibility for other programs or services.