Trauma-Informed Healthcare

Trauma-Informed Healthcare

Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence

The only clinic in North Texas that treats the unique physical and emotional needs of children and youth who have experience with the child welfare system.

A child who has experienced abuse or neglect often has specialized health care needs. At the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence, we bring together experts in pediatrics, behavioral health, research and child welfare to provide trauma-informed, evidence-based care to address these needs and start the path to healing. Every day, our team works with caregivers, child welfare professionals, CASA advocates, judges, attorneys and other community partners through the promotion of best practices that meet the unique health, education and recovery needs of children and youth who may suffer from trauma due to abuse and neglect.

No matter their living situation, children and youth aged up to 18 years who have experienced foster care can get primary medical care targeted to their unique needs. And an important part of their care includes child behavior and development support, care coordination and referrals to specialists. Our goal is supporting caregivers and helping children and youth who have experienced trauma to become happy, healthy adults.

To learn more about our integrated care model, visit the about us page.

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Dallas

214-867-6000
Fax: 214-456-3741
Ste F2100

Plano

469-303-9000
Fax: 214-867-5449
Ste P2700

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Compassionate care for the foster child

Our services include:

  • Primary medical care services, including wellness visits and same-day sick visits
  • Care coordination with Children’s Health℠ and community specialists
  • Trauma specialists including a therapist, psychologists and a psychiatrist
  • Individual and family psychotherapy, such as trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Developmental assessment and developmental education for infants and toddlers
  • Psychosocial support, education and advocacy

Here’s how to get started with our services.

A doctor's office can be a scary place for any child, particularly in foster care, but the staff at the Rees-Jones Center go above and beyond to make sure that each child knows this is a place they are loved, cared for, and most importantly, safe.
Foster caregiver

Policy, advocacy and research that improves the well-being of children

Advancing care and outcomes for children and families involved in the child welfare system is an important part of what we do. Through health services research, policy analysis and medical education, the center’s experts promote policies and practices that will improve the lives of children in the foster system.

Policy, Advocacy and Research

Our areas of focus include:

  • Educating the public on the issues that foster children and their families face
  • Informing legislators and policy makers on the complex needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system
  • Advocating for increased support, funding and access to medical and behavioral health care for children who have experienced trauma.

Partnership and collaboration on behalf of children

Children in foster care depend on supportive, nurturing communities to help them recover from abuse, neglect and the uncertainty of living in a transient system. Through the center’s Community Development Program, our team regularly reaches out to caregivers, child welfare professionals, CASAs, judges, attorneys and other advocates. By working with the community, we promote best practices in meeting the unique health, education and recovery needs of foster children.

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