• Do you want to
  • Who can participate:
  • What to expect:
  • How it works:
    • Help your child work through a traumatic experience?

    • Better understand your child’s trauma symptoms?

    • Work toward maintaining your child’s personal safety?


    • Kids ages 2-18.

    • Kids living in Charlottesville or Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson and Greene counties who have been victims of abuse or neglect, or have witnessed domestic violence.

    • Counselors may involve non-abusing parents, foster parents, or primary caregivers in counseling sessions.

    • Counselors help kids and adolescents process their trauma in many ways, including play and art therapy, drama therapy, and use of therapeutic games, and other evidence-based treatments.

    • Parents and caregivers can greatly contribute to their child’s healing process. Counselors discuss preferences for parent and/or caregiver involvement with each family.

    • Counselors talk with the child and their parent or caregiver to set goals for counseling based on the individual child’s symptoms.

    • Counselors provide the child’s parent or caregiver with tools and tips for how to help continue the healing process throughout the week at home and at school.

    • Counseling is provided at no cost to participants.

    • Our goal is to connect with your requests for information or support as soon as possible, all inquiries are responded to in less than 48 hours.

    • The first point of contact is a phone call where a Trauma Counselor will provide an overview of the program and schedule an intake meeting with the child’s guardian as soon as possible.

    • At the intake meeting, the guardian should come prepared to provide information on the child’s history and symptoms. If for any reason Inside Out Counseling is not a fit, the counselor will provide referrals to appropriate services upon request.

    • Counseling sessions are held the ReadyKids office, and at the Department of Social Services Offices in Louisa.

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    This project is supported by grant # 14-E5943DV14 through the Department of Criminal Justice Services and grant # FAM-12-052-10 from the Virginia Department of Social Services.