TRAUMA THERAPY TREATMENT TEAM

 

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for survivors of child abuse and sexual violence in our community by providing evidence-based, trauma-specific, specialized treatment.

 

The Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Trauma Therapy Treatment Teams provides specialized, empirically supported, evidence-based therapy to survivors of child abuse and sexual violence and their non-offending family members. 

 

Services Provided:

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Support Groups, Case Management, Advocacy, and Community Outreach and Education. 

 

 

What is trauma?  

Trauma is a normal reaction to an abnormally difficult circumstance. The brain has an adaptive method of dealing with traumatic instances in the moment, which can have a negative impact on a person once the traumatic instance is no longer present.

 

Child services are available for children who have experienced the following traumas :

= Child Sexual Abuse

= Child Physical Abuse

= Child Witness to Domestic Violence

= Child Witness to Homicide

= Severe Neglect of Child

 

Adult services are available for adults who have experienced the following traumas: 

= Child Sexual Abuse 

= Sexual Assault

 

Child survivors in need of services require documentation verifying the abuse was      investigated and verified to have occurred (an arrest and/or conviction is not necessary). The information can be obtained from the Department of Children and Families, Law Enforcement, the Child Protection Team, or the State’s Attorney Office.  Please contact Trauma Therapy Team Supervisor for an assessment of service needs and possible referral.

 

Adult survivors in need of services are required to contact the Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program (GCSAP) for an assessment of service needs and possible referral. GCSAP 24 hour hotline: (866) 218-4738

 

All services provided are of no cost to survivors and their non-offending family members. This is possible due to various grants and community contributions received by the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.  

 

 

Team Members


Team Supervisor

Tasha A. Jackson, LCSW

 

Case Manager:

Pam Burnam, BSW

 

Trauma Therapists:

Lindsey Townsend, LCSW

Cheryl Powell, MS

Sandra Eddington, MSW

Trish Cross, LMHC

Sonni Sears, MHR, MA

Katie Frewin, MSW

Margaret Rogers, MS

 

 

Locations

 

Main Office:

210 E 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32408

(850) 872-7760 (office)

(850) 872-7780 (fax)

 

Satellite Offices:

Marianna

Blountstown

Chipley

Bonifay 

 

If you would like to learn more about the Child Protection Team or about the Gulf Coast CAC, please contact our office at 850-872-7760 or click on the "Contact" link on our website to submit your inquiry.

 

 

 

LOCATIONS

 

 

Panama City

210 East 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Office: 1.850.872.7760

 


 

Blountstown

20846 Central Ave. East

Blountstown, FL 32424

 


 

Chipley

685 10th Street

Chipley, Florida 32428

 


 

Bonifay

112 Virginia Avenue

Bonifay, Florida 32425

 


 

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Since March of 2000, the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (Gulf Coast CAC) has transformed the lives of victims of child abuse and sexual violence by offering a refuge for victims and their families to cope with the terrible crimes of child abuse and sexual assault while reducing the fear and further trauma that disclosure and investigation often creates.

 

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Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

210 East 11th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

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Office: 850.872.7760

Fax: 850.872.7780

 

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