May 11, 2022
For immediate release
Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen
Center for Child Counseling Public Relations Counsel
Center for Child Counseling Receives $25,000 Grant from Mirasol Foundation
Funding to support Childhood Trauma Response Program.
The Mirasol Foundation recently presented Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) with a $25,000 grant at the foundation’s awards happy hour ceremony on April 27, 2022, at Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
Funding from the Mirasol foundation supports CFCC’s Childhood Trauma Response (CTR) Program. The CTR Program was established in 2015 and focuses on the timely identification of mental health concerns, providing trauma treatment for children and adolescents who have been removed from their parents’ care.
Roughly 600 children under the age of five enter foster care every year in Palm Beach County. The CTR Program serves all children and adolescents coming into foster and relative caregiving in Palm Beach County. The Center’s trauma therapists provide immediate crisis intervention, support, and care, including helping children testify in court. The therapists also work with all adult caregivers in the child’s life, including foster parents, guardian ad litems, and attorneys to advocate for each child’s rights–making recommendations for care with a focus on safety and stability.
According to Renée Layman, chief executive officer of CFCC, “We are most grateful to The Mirasol Foundation for helping fund our Childhood Trauma Response Program. As the only agency providing this level of care in our community, it is imperative we have the proper funding to help these children who have suffered devastating abuse, loss, neglect, and violence which require evidence-based trauma treatment and wraparound support.”
About Center for Child Counseling:
Center for Child Counseling has been building the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County since 1999. Its services focus on preventing and healing the effects of adverse experiences and toxic stress on children, promoting resiliency and healthy family, school, and community relationships. www.centerforchildcounseling.org
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001: Renée Layman, chief executive officer of Center for Child Counseling; Julie Finn, Mirasol Foundation gifts and grants committee member; Audrey Schofield, director of advancement for Center for Child Counseling