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Children's Charter Trauma Clinic

Children's Charter - is an out-patient clinic for victims of trauma and their families. The clinic was founded in 1985, and is located in Waltham, MA.

It is our basic belief that traumatized children, adolescents and adults are the most vulnerable population in our community and that they require specialized assessment and treatment services that are anchored in a comprehensive knowledge base, informed through experience and provided by clinicians with specialized training. We believe this represents both the child's and the family's greatest hope to find validation, safety and the tools for recovery.

Common Effects of Trauma are:

  • Recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the event
  • Recurrent distressing dreams of the event
  • Sudden acting or feeling as if the traumatic event were recurring
  • Efforts to avoid thoughts or feelings associated with the trauma

SPECIALIZED TRAUMA SERVICES

  • Trauma Evaluations
  • Juvenile Offender Evaluations
  • Risk Assessments
  • Parenting Evaluations
  • Comprehensive Family Evaluations
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychopharmacological Assessment and Treatment
  • Play Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Training
  • Consultation

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS
  • Project "We Can Talk About It", specialized mental health services for women and children who have witnessed traumatic violence in their homes and communities.

  • Statewide Forensic Trauma Evaluations for families that present complex clinical and legal issues.

  • Project GIFT, a specialized mental health service for children and adults who are dealing with issues related to loss and illness.

  • Foster Parent Partnership Program, "Three Legged Stool", a specialized mental health service for Foster Parents.

THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES

Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families who have experienced trauma:
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Neglect
  • Emotional Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Chronic Illness and Traumatic Loss

REFERRAL PROCESS

Contact Intake
781.894.4307, Press 0


PAYMENT
  • Mass Health
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross and select private insurances
  • Limited self pay program available

CHILDREN'S CHARTER MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Director, Paula Stahl, Ed. D
Clinical Director, Jeannine Breton, LICSW
Medical Director, Phil Hernandez, M.D.
Director of Forensic Services
, Ron Molin, Ph. D


CLINICAL STAFF

Children's Charter clinicians have extensive experience and specialized expertise in child, adolescent and adult trauma. Team members have additional expertise in Offender Evaluations, Parenting Evaluations, Domestic Violence, Foster Parenting, and Grief and Loss.

Our specialized Multi-Disciplinary staff consists of Psychiatrists, Clinical and Forensic Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and an Expressive Arts Therapist.

Children's Charter offers services both in English and Spanish.


OFFICE HOURS

77 Rumford Ave.
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-4307

8:00 am to 8:00 pm — 7 days per week, 365 days per year
 

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