The Collins Foundation

Kinship House thanks The Collins Foundation for their ongoing investment in our programs. 

Our agency has been providing expert mental health services to foster and adopted children for over 22 years.  We offer outpatient care to children ranging in age from one to 20 years of age.  Using an assortment of therapeutic care – play, talk, movement, sand tray, and art – we have used a proven approach that has led to successful outcomes for the children we care for at our agency.

We have identified an urgent need to focus on early intervention for children under the age of five.  Child/Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an evidence-based specialized treatment for children between the ages of 0 – 5 who have been exposed to trauma.  Many of Oregon’s foster children have been subjected to heartbreaking life experiences, that if left untreated, will likely lead to challenging later-in-life experiences.

CPP treatment digs deep into how the trauma and the parent’s history with the child impacts the relationship and its effect on the child’s development. The ultimate goal is to provide support and strengthen that relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health.  Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship (e.g., culture and socioeconomic and immigration related stressors).  The treatment is a collaboration between the therapist, the parent(s), and the child that leads to the successful outcome of strong mental health.

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