CCB is a Trauma Attachment Training Center
CCB has always been committed to serving the immediate needs of our community through a trauma-informed approach to therapy. Trauma-Informed Care is a model that acknowledges that everyone a provider encounters may have some type of history with trauma. Much of the work we do focuses on treating clients’ trauma at the root and we are starting to be recognized as a Trauma Attachment Center. Treatment modalities that address and heal trauma and attachment issues include EMDR, Theraplay Techniques, Play Therapy Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Positive Parenting and Attachment strategies. With these tools, our therapists can heal individuals at any stage in their journey with trauma and attachment, from early childhood to late adulthood. We believe that by framing our agency as a Trauma Attachment Center, we broaden the possibilities for how we can better help Monroe County. 
While our primary focus remains on providing high quality, affordable therapy, we are looking at ways to share our knowledge and skills in trauma care and attachment services. For many years, we have been offering rich training with extensive supervision and support through our internship program. Our graduate student interns working to become therapists through Social Work or Mental Health Counseling programs are trained through the same trauma-informed care lens that we use with all clients. We are very proud of the interns we train and are impressed with their ability to meld into our culture of trauma-informed care and genuine compassion. We have received calls from community partners asking us to present on trauma informed care and how to integrate those principles into an agency. We are in the process of developing a menu of services to share with the community, as this need continues to grow. We are excited about this new framing and look forward to the ways we will partner with the Monroe County community!
Foster/Kinship/Adoption Hub Update
In April 2021, CCB hosted our first Foster/Kinship/Adoption Care Summit via Zoom. We were thrilled at the turnout of private practice therapists, guardians, agencies, and community partners. The Summit helped identify community needs for local families and partners working with foster, kinship, and adopted youth. The main need that came out of the summit was for a community of providers and families who could come together to network, share resources, brainstorm new ideas and approaches all while providing fellowship and connection. Grace Theofanis, CCB’s Parent and Child Development Coordinator, recently sent out a survey to those in attendance to get a better idea of how CCB can help this initiative moving forward with the goal of creating a hub for these families and partners. We look forward to interweaving this initiative into our Trauma Attachment Center focus. 
New Therapy Groups Available for Clients
CCB is excited to offer some new group therapy options in the new year! Beginning mid-January, Helen Johnston, LCSW will facilitate the Parent Self-Esteem and Support Group. This newly developed program aims to build confidence in parents and guardians through meaningful connection with others walking a similar path. Parenting can feel isolating, and this group will help overcome some of those normal feelings of isolation and frustration. Group members will trace their individual parenting influences and learn skills to improve emotional intelligence. The group will be offered over Zoom and run from January through March and is exclusively available to current CCB clients.
Additionally, Sheri Benham, LCSW, will offer a group called “Transitions” beginning in early 2022. This group is designed for individuals who are undergoing big life changes, such as graduation from school, divorce, the death of a loved one, a major move or job shift, etc. Sheri will employ the art of writing as a therapeutic technique to help clients express the complexities of their new phases of life. By writing and sharing their stories, participants will hopefully experience healing and catharsis. This group is open to individuals who are current CCB clients and are 18 and above. Look for a few more groups to be added to our offerings in 2022 guided by CCB therapists!
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Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala
Date: Friday, February 25th, 2022  
Time: 6:00pm 
Location: JW Marriott Indianapolis 
Details: The second annual Archdiocese of Indianapolis Legacy Gala benefitting Catholic Charities, Catholic Schools and Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary. The honoree for this year will be Monsignor Paul Koetter. Learn more and purchase tickets at  
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