Elmcrest Children’s Center

Family Transitions Program

The Family Transitions Program provides community based treatment to children and families in Onondaga County who have been affected by sexual abuse. Given the cyclic nature of sexual abuse, our work with children and families is unique in that, in addition to treating the child who displayed sexually harmful behavior, we are in tandem examining the family system, and identifying/targeting interventions to address environmental or external factors that have the potential to perpetuate patterns abuse. Subsequently, treatment may include the involvement of parents, caregivers, natural supports, siblings, relatives, and victims. It is through this process that we have had the ability to be proactive in our efforts, and identify and intervene with other children whose behaviors are sexually problematic, before they become abusive or experience victimization. This program has the capacity to serve 72 children/families.