A Safe Place for Children & Teens
Our specially-trained clinicians design unique programs for children and teens who are survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.
In addition to individual counseling, LACASA Center offers age-specific support groups that help children and teens understand that they are not alone and they are not to blame for the abuse in their lives.
Our children’s center includes counseling and play-therapy rooms, arts and crafts areas, and a large outdoor playscape.
This unique facility was designed with child-height windows, which give children a physical and psychological view of the outside world at their level. This small feature offers big emotional rewards, providing children with a sense of openness, importance and empowerment.
We provide a number of services and activities to eliminate self-blame, enhance self-esteem, spark creativity, and nurture each child’s talents and abilities, including:
- Individual Counseling and Support Groups
- Arts and Crafts Programs—including a 4-H program
- Special Activity Days—fun field trips and educational outings
- Visiting Role-Models—volunteer mentors provide inspiration at special events
- Family Fun Celebrations—festive gatherings to brighten children’s lives
Your donations allow us to provide all programs and services for children and teens at no charge
How we help
Our Child Abuse Response Effort (CARE) is designed to ensure that suspected victims of child abuse are not re-traumatized during the forensic interview process. Learn more >>
We provide age-appropriate counseling and group activities for children and teens who have been affected by abuse. Learn more >>
LACASA’s canine advocate may accompany your child to court proceedings and counseling sessions. Learn more >>
We provide age-appropriate counseling at no charge for victims and their families who have been affected by abuse. Learn more >>
Trauma affects children and teens on many levels. Professionals can request a Trauma Informed Assessment by our interdisciplinary team. Learn more >>
Our Caregiver Education Program provides workshops for biological parents, adoptive parents or foster parents who care for traumatized children. Learn more >>
LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council conducts community-wide workshops and seminars on child safety and how to prevent child abuse.Learn more >>
Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program advocates for children in the foster care and family court system. Learn more >>
We host many community-wide awareness and prevention programs for parents, child caregivers, students, professionals, and organizations. Learn more >>