A generous grant of $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Burke County has made it possible for children in Burke County who were abused to receive therapy. A program of Southmountain Children and Family Services, called the Center of Excellence, provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based therapy, to help children heal from the trauma symptoms, stress and other problems that result from suffering from child abuse.
Most of the families served by the Center of Excellence use their health insurance to cover the costs of therapy. But for uninsured and underinsured families, they cannot afford this much needed service. This grant from the Community Foundation of Burke County has allowed several Burke County children to receive therapy. We are very grateful to the Community Foundation for funding this important service for children who were abused!
- Southmountain News
Child Advocacy Center Director Beth Cali Presents at National Conference
Beth Cali Director and Forensic Interviewer at the Burke County Child Advocacy Center recently presented research during a training session at the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. NAPN is subsidiary of the Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect which is attached to the University of Colorado School of …
Southmountain Sponsors Poster Contest For Prevention To Child Abuse Month
MARION, NC (Mar. 23, 2014) – To recognize and support Prevention to Child Abuse Month, which begins April 1, the McDowell County Child Advocacy Center is holding a poster contest for all fourth graders throughout the county. The McDowell County Child Advocacy Center is part of Southmountain Child and Family Services’ network of child a…
Southmountain Names Burke County Child Advocacy Center Director
MORGANTON, NC (Mar. 6, 2014) – Beth Cali, a lifelong resident of Burke County, recently was recently appointed as Director of the Burke County Child Advocacy Center for Southmountain Children and Family Services. As director, Cali is responsible for structuring and conducting interviews of suspected child abuse victims and facilitating multidisci…