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Kinship Center uses its' own unique model of family therapy, consisting of developmental re-parenting, attachment theory and trauma treatment, all of which are used to individualize treatment for each family's unique needs. Most of our therapists have been trained in traditional approaches to therapy and have then received significant amounts of specialized training in adoption/permanency issues, attachment, trauma and development. The majority of families we serve in our mental health clinics are foster, adoptive and/or kinship caregivers and thus the child/ren have histories of grief/loss, neglect, trauma and/or multiple placements. The guiding principal utilized in our clinical orientation is a family systems model based on attachment theory.  In essence, the family system is the healing mechanism for a child who has experienced past trauma.  An experiential modality is utilized because of the unique way that trauma is stored within our sensory systems. While this may look like family play and many of the children enjoy coming for this reason, all of our techniques are built on neuroscientific principles that state that a child's brain is built and shaped by early interpersonal experiences and is an organ of great adaptation; new experiences help to shape and re-shape neuronal pathways. Our primary goal is to deepen and strengthen the parent-child attachment relationship which will in turn enhance all areas of a child's social, emotional, cognitive and conscience development.  Kinship Center has mental health facilities and services for children and families throughout California. For more information, click here.

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