CCFS provides a number of specialized treatment services that are guided by research and evidence-based practices. Most of our services are grounded in cognitive-behavioral principles, but we utilize eclectic strategies from a number of theoretical orientations. We embrace a collaborative treatment model and work with all the professionals involved in the clients’ lives to coordinate and enhance treatment efforts.

Comprehensive Treatment Program for Sexually Abusive Youth

The CCFS program for sexually aggressive youth is available for both adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth. The program consists of three phases—psychoeducation, ongoing, and aftercare—and the youth can participate in one or all phases, depending on the treatment plan.

The philosophy of the program is based on a social-ecological model of identifying the various means by which problematic behaviors occur and providing specific interventions to targeted areas of need. Consistent with current research, the goals for this program include a variety of topics geared toward improving the overall functioning of the youth and do not focus exclusively on sex-related issues.

Our objective is to strengthen all areas of deficits and to build skills that will promote general well being, in addition to reducing the risk of future offending. Treatment modalities in this program can include a combination of individual, group, and family therapy.

Comprehensive Treatment Program for Adult Sex Offenders

This CCFS program is designed for adults who have engaged in some type of sexual offense or sexually disordered behavior. The primary modality is group therapy, but can include individual and family therapy.

The program is divided into three phases: assessment, ongoing, and aftercare. Within phases two and three, clients are organized into treatment tracks depending on their clinical characteristics and presentation. In each phase of treatment, clients are provided with a list of objectives that must be completed in order to progress to the next stage.

Overall progress is measured in two ways: demonstrating an intellectual understanding of the material and the ability to apply the information to make needed changes in their lives.


Choices is a program designed by CCFS to promote violence reduction by empowering individuals to modify a problem behavior through the discovery and development of their own internal motivation and resources. It is based on the philosophy of the Good Lives Model, which combines aspects of cognitive-behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducation.

The primary modality is group therapy, but the program can be adapted to include a family therapy/support person component. Depending on the population the program is being applied to, its length can vary from 12 to 16 weeks.

To distinguish programs we create based on the above philosophy, we include the word “Choices” in the title. For example “Choices for Tomorrow” and “Better Choices” are programs we are developing for delinquent youth and gang-involved girls who have been sexually victimized/exploited.

Family Reunification

Family reunification is a therapeutically guided process of reintroducing an individual who has been estranged or removed from a family situation due to an allegation, finding, or conviction of sexual abuse.

This process requires close collaboration with all professionals involved in the case and varies in length depending on the specific dynamics involved. The modalities utilized also differ from case to case, but can include various therapeutic configurations such as the whole family, siblings, parent/child, etc.

The Boundary Project

The Boundary Project is a structured model for evaluating and addressing problem sexual behaviors in children ages 4 to 11 that was developed by Eliana Gil, Ph.D. Dr. Gil has authorized CCFS to use this model and the curriculum consists of a number of sessions designed to provide opportunities for children to communicate their experiences and feelings through expressive therapies, particularly art and play therapy.

Through this process, children receive education and are able to demonstrate insight in ways that are sensitive to their developmental stage. This model was designed to be family-focused and delivered in individual, group, and family formats.

Sexual Abuse Family Education (SAFE)

SAFE is an eight-week program designed to provide educational information to the parents/caregivers of juveniles and partners of adults who have committed intra-familial sexual offenses. The sessions address the dynamics of sexual abuse, methods of prevention, and the role of supervision.

Counseling for children, adolescents, and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse

CCFS provides individual, group, and family therapy services for survivors of sexual abuse. We utilize a philosophy called Trauma-Informed Care to conceptualize the different ways individuals respond to traumatic experiences and to design specific strategies to address these vulnerabilities. Under the umbrella of Trauma-Informed Care, CCFS utilizes a specific model called Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive-behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques.

Strategic Intervention

This is a community-based service designed to intensify/complement our treatment programs by providing clinical services outside of the office setting. The focus of this service is to assist with specific behavior intervention plans, safety planning, and identified therapeutic goals. It can involve both individual and family work.