Shandy Clinic provides Trauma Informed Care to pediatric patients with more severe mental health needs. Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
A clinic committed to seeing brighter futures despite painful pasts.
Exposure to trauma during critical developmental times of a child’s life can have a profound impact on a child’s success in their daily life. Complex trauma often results in delayed milestones that go undetected, and instead mask themselves as defiant, disrespectful, forgetful, and difficult behaviors. The Shandy Clinic helps address your child’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development areas to help your child become the best they can be, no matter the experiences they have faced.
Therapy Services Include:
- Individualized Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Physical Therapy Sessions
- Parent Education/ Home Programming
- Social Skills Groups
- Self-Regulation Strategies/ Coping Skills
- Animal Assisted Therapy
Care Areas Include:
- Adoption/Foster Care
- Domestic Violence
- Drugs/Alcohol in Utero
- Family/Mental Illness
- Inpatient Psychiatric
- Suicidal Thoughts
Developmental Effects of Trauma
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect 34.8 million children across socio-economic lines, putting them at higher risk for health, behavioral and learning problems.*
Exposure to trauma during the most critical developmental years of a child’s life can have a profound impact on a child’s success in their daily life. Complex trauma often results in delayed milestones that go undetected, and instead mask themselves as defiant, disrespectful, forgetful, and difficult behaviors. Shandy Clinic Thrive helps address your child’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development to help your child become the best they can be, despite the past they have faced.
*Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (2013). “Overview of Adverse Child & Family Experiences among US Children.” Data Resource Center, supported by Cooperative Agreement 1‐U59‐MC06980‐01 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB). childhealthdata.org
The Shandy Clinic does not currently provide mental health or psychological treatment services. We encourage families to speak with their Primary Care Physician directly for concerns related to mental health and psychological treatments.