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Support Groups

If you’re a victim of crime or trauma, these programs provide specialized professional assistance through education and therapeutic intervention in both individual and group settings. All sessions are held at Mount Carmel West, and an initial intake meeting is required before you can attend. Call 614-234-5900 for more information or to schedule an intake meeting.

Trauma Group for Parents and Children

Parents will participate in the “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” group curriculum developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. While you are in group, your child will attend a trauma-focused group to improve feeling expression, coping strategies, and process traumatic memories.

In-School Groups

Trauma occurs when a child experiences an intense event that threatens or causes harm to his or her emotional and physical well-being (NCTSN, 2003). Child’s direct experience or witnessing of an event/s that involve actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others (Lieberman, 1997).

We at Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program believe that there is a strong need for trauma-focused treatment for our youth in Columbus and the surrounding areas. Currently we have several groups (between 8 -10 students) during school and after hours, free of charge on Thursdays and Fridays. We would like to invest in a time during the summer to provide the same treatment with your help.

These groups will focus on feeling expression, coping strategies, and difficult family dynamics. We are looking for children who have experienced some form of trauma or loss.

If you feel our services will benefit students at your school we would need a room big enough to accommodate 8-10 students? Please feel free to contact Donna Martinez at (614) 234-2713 or

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