The Cullen Center for Children, Adolescents, and Families provides field-tested and evidence-based, multisensory, trauma-focused therapies to help traumatized youth and their families reduce trauma symptoms, maximize their daily functioning, and restore their abilities to develop and enjoy healthy interpersonal relationships. Serving northwest Ohio, the center offers clinic-based services for youth and families exposed to any type of trauma including community violence, child abuse, traumatic loss, serious illness and injuries, and witnessing domestic violence. Through an outreach program, the center serves youth in the juvenile justice system who have been exposed to trauma and charged with domestic violence. An additional outreach program, funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides assessment and trauma-focused treatment to families with infants and young children who are exposed to domestic violence. Through its educational, advocacy, and abuse-prevention work, the center helps develop the community's capacity to respond to the needs of children and families exposed to trauma.
Consumers, families, and survivors work in partnership with the center—offering their input at all phases of planning, program development, service provision, evaluation, and community advocacy. Training, support, and other resources are shared with clinical professionals nationwide, so that youth and families exposed to trauma can access evidence-based, trauma-focused services locally, across Ohio, and in other regions of the United States.