Terra Nova clinical staff use evidence-based practices (EBP) to provide services. This means that staff train in and learn the application of treatment modalities that have been proven to be effective, especially in treating certain types of problems. Terra Nova staff use EBPs such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Learn more about PCIT by clicking here.
More and more we are learning that early childhood trauma, such as abuse and domestic violence, often is at the root of later behavioral and mental health issues. For that reason, most of our therapists have been trained in trauma-related therapies. Since many of our clients are referred by Children's Protective Services or in foster placement, this approach is especially useful.
We also have one of few Juvenile Sex Offender (JSO) treatment programs in the area. Four therapists work primarily with these adolscents who typically are referred by Juvenile Probation. These young people are not high-risk offenders, and through individual and group counseling we are able to help them understand the nature and impact of their behaviors and learn to act in appropriate and safe ways.