Safe and Healthy Families (SHF)

Organization Name: Primary Children's Hospital
Address: 81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient Services Bldg.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-3600
Eligibility: up to age 18
Services Provided: Therapy is provided to assist children who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems related to child abuse including sexualized behavior and aggression. Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up services are also available for children who need them.

Therapists specialize in evidence-based practices that are based on objective data and research.
Provider Profiles: Antoinette Laskey, MD, Medical Director
Julie Bradshaw, LCSW, Department Director
Amy Oxman, LCSW, Manager
Mary Lassiter, RN, Clinic Coordinator
Medical Providers:
Kristine Campbell, MD
Karen Hansen, MD
Brooks Keeshin, MD
Doug Marchant, PhD
Brian Thorn, PhD
Ryan Grant, LCSW
Keeley Mendenhall, LCSW
Kari Cunningham, CSW
Giulianna Garcia, CSW
Lindsay Shepard, CSW

Therapies include:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Designed to reduce children's negative emotions and behaviors after they have experienced some form of trauma, including sexual abuse. It also provides support and skills to help parents cope with their own emotional distress and optimally respond to their child.

Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
Helps children and their caregivers by promoting less hostile and aggressive behavior, fewer negative interactions with family members, better social skills, and better developmental abilities. Most children who receive this treatment have experienced some form of physical abuse.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Uses step-by-step, live-coached behavioral parent training to improve parenting skills, decrease child behavior problems and improve the quality of the parent-child relationship.

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
A 4-6 session early intervention designed to prevent the development of chronic PTSD and associated symptoms.

Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR)
A trauma-informed treatment used to treat children and adolescents who have experienced abuse and trauma. Current symptoms are reduced when distressing memories associated with these events are reprocessed into a more adaptive and integrated state.

Trauma Specialized Child Psychiatry Services
Child psychiatrists are part of our core team at Safe and Healthy Families and are available for consultation with medical providers at Primary Children's and the Children's Justice Centers. They are able to evaluate and treat children receiving trauma therapy services at Safe and Healthy Families when appropriate.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 12/6/2017