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Nashville Children's Alliance
The Nashville Children's Alliance (NCA), formerly the Nashville Child Advocacy Center, was founded in 1992 by a group of committed citizens. Its mission is to reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. The grant requested will be used to fund a part-time clinical therapist; certification in trauma-sensitive yoga for clinical therapist; removal of barriers to receiving treatment for families; and providing therapeutic resources for teen/pre-teen groups. 9 of 13 (69%) children who participate in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) will achieve a decrease in disruptive behavior symptoms and noncompliance by the end of treatment as evidenced by pre- and post-test assessment scores on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI). 52 of 80 (65%) of traumatized children will complete psycho-education to learn to increase general knowledge about trauma and to encourage discussion about feelings related to their own trauma. 48 of 80 (60%) of traumatized children will function at home and at school with fewer clinical symptoms at the end of treatment as evidenced on pre- and post-test trauma assessments and/or parent reports.