Clinical Services

The Path to Healing


CII’s Clinical Services counteract trauma and support recovery through mental health assessments and treatment, child welfare services, foster care and adoption services, and sexual abuse treatment, with a focus on evidence-based practices. Our services are “trauma-informed,” recognizing that many emotional and behavioral difficulties are directly traceable to traumatic experiences.


At CII, our motto is “Whatever it Takes” because our evidence-based services help families address a wide variety of critical needs. Our clinical and community mental health programs deal with some of the most challenging cases of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect. But even in the most challenging circumstances, with the right support, vulnerable children and families can find healing, acceptance and growth.
Children’s Institute, Inc., was recently featured as the subject of a study by MDRC—a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect low-income people and communities. The study, “Improving Service Delivery for Children Affected by Trauma,” looked at the way CII programs engage families in multiple, trauma-informed services.

The study found that CII’s comprehensive model contrasts with the often fragmented child welfare system, and that nearly all clients receiving the agency’s clinical services also participate in other CII services, which is a stated goal of the organization’s integrated service approach. With nearly a third of CII’s clinical clients receiving an evidence-based practice, the study also confirms CII’s leadership in providing these state-of-the-art services, given that only two percent of youth receive care that is evidence-based through California’s county mental health plans.


Clinical Services

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Youth Development

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