Community Outreach

CRT prioritizes creating collaborative partnerships in order to provide on-site intervention and training in underserved Chicago communities. We are currently providing specialized trauma-informed clinical assessment and treatment services, including individual, group and family therapy, in 10 community-based partner sites and organizations: 

· Johnson College Prep High School (Englewood)

· Noble Street College Prep High School (West Town)

· Edgar Allen Poe Classical Elementary School (Pullman)

· Wendell Smith Elementary School (Roseland)

· Al Raby High School (East Garfield Park)

· Manley Career Academy High School (East Garfield Park)

· Family Focus Englewood (Englewood)

· VOCEL (West Loop)

· New Moms (Austin)

· DRW College Prep (North Lawndale)

· A House in Austin (Austin)

· The Montessori School of Englewood (Englewood)

These community-based services allow us to reach children and families who otherwise would not have access to necessary clinical treatment. Our community-based clinicians aspire to build strong and meaningful relationships, and they work not only with traumatized youth but also their caregivers, families, teachers, principals, caseworkers, and innumerable others comprising the fabric of children’s lives. Seeking to fully understand a child's strengths and challenges, life circumstances, behavioral issues and mental health status, CRT staff address issues affecting youth through comprehensive screening and assessment, short-­ and long-term therapy, restorative justice groups, caregiver psychoeducation, community-building and professional training and consultation. We use this spectrum of services as a base for all programs, and then tailor the interventions to fit the individual, family, and organization with whom we work.