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Trauma Therapy

 

The Kids to Love Smith Family Wellness Center in honor of Mark C. Smith provides much-needed trauma therapy.

Our therapists on the Grant Hill Trauma Team focus on Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) treatments, which determine the level of trauma someone has experienced and address the trauma they’ve experienced in order to improve their cognitive and behavioral health — areas where children in foster care typically struggle.

Mental and behavioral health is the greatest unmet need for children and teens in foster care.

The groundbreaking for the Smith Family Wellness Center in honor of Mark C. Smith took place on Feb. 27, 2023. Click here for more photos from the groundbreaking.

Children living in foster care have a number of mental and behavioral health needs and currently in Alabama, there are significant delays in getting them support. That support is causing harm; their foster family placements get disrupted, they end up in situations where they’re moved to more restrictive levels of care or institutionalized, and treatment is usually limited to once a month. The Mark C. Smith Wellness Center will allow the Grant Hill Trauma Team to treat children with no delay and no limitations on how often they’re seen. Therapists specialized in trauma treatment will be able to provide consistent and effective treatment. 

The Smith Family Wellness Center was made possible by a generous donation from Linda Smith, in honor of her late husband, Mark C. Smith. The Grant Hill Trauma Team was made possible by a generous donation from Brad and Stacey Hill, in memory of their son Grant.

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