How Trauma Changes Genes

We know that children who experience abuse or neglect are “off the charts at risk,” as Dr. Joan Kaufman puts it, for psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and substance abuse. What’s more, they’re less likely to respond favorably to the treatments that evidence shows work well for other people. And research has shown that children…

The Life of Firestrike

Every child needs a hero. Hurt and abused children need superheroes. Family & Children’s Services Child Abuse and Trauma Services – also known as CATS – leaps giant hurdles to provide hope and healing to nearly 5,000 children each year who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma. One of CATS’ methods for helping children work…

F&CS CEO and Women in Recovery present at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s NatCon18 Conference

Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) CEO Gail Lapidus and Senior Executive Director of F&CS Women in Recovery (WIR) Mimi Tarrasch presented at NatCon18, the national conference of the National Council for Behavioral Health. On April 23-25, over 5,000 like-minded leaders from across the country gathered in Washington DC to explore health care’s greatest innovations in practice improvement,…