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File #: 220304    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/31/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/7/2022
Title: Recognizing and honoring the Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary of service and leadership in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 22030400, 2. Signature22030400
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Recognizing and honoring the Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary of service and leadership in the City of Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Children's Crisis Treatment Center, also known as "CCTC", is a private non-profit agency that specializes in providing mental and behavioral health services to children and their families. CCTC's mission is to serve the emotional needs of children and their families beginning in early childhood, meeting children where they are and helping them reach their full potential regardless of their challenges; and

WHEREAS, CCTC was founded in 1971 as a research demonstration project housed in the basement of the Franklin Institute and supported by Hahnemann University Hospital; and

WHEREAS, From 1978-1997, CCTC grew by establishing programs such as the Therapeutic Nursery, providing psychological testing services, providing Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, and Philadelphia's first ever Trauma Program serving children and families; and

WHEREAS, Between 1997 and 2009, CCTC began providing direct services to parents and caregivers and also established new programs including the Summer Therapeutic Enrichment Program, school-based programs, and the Tamaa program, which provides services to the West African community; and

WHEREAS, Since 2009, CCTC has embarked upon a number of larger infrastructure initiatives, including the adoption of an electronic medical records system, expansion into Montgomery County, and the formation of Caring Families, a parent/caregiver advisory board; and

WHEREAS, Beginning in 2011, CCTC began expanding existing programs into new settings including emergency housing and shelter settings and charter schools. In 2012, in response to the growing needs of the Mexican community in South Philadelphia, CCTC opened Abriendo Caminos. In 2014 CCTC opened two new programs: The Cornerstone Center, an acute partial hospitalization program, and the opening of thei...

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