SOLES Forms Partnership with Center for Community Solutions

This summer, four students from SOLES’ Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program will begin yearlong practicum positions at the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) as part of a new partnership between CCS and SOLES’ Department of School, Family and Mental Health Professions. “We are proud to partner with CCS to provide an exceptionally valuable training opportunity for our students and we look forward to expanding this partnership,” said Ann Garland, chair of the department.

The students will work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence individually and through couple, family, child, and group interventions. They will receive training in a variety of critical areas including crisis intervention, trauma informed care, neurobiology of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociation.

Students will additionally become familiar with resources in the community for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence by working with community partners who are affiliated with CCS such local community groups, schools, the District Attorney’s office and the office of Victims of Crime.

Founded in 1969, CCS’ mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. The nonprofit agency helps more than 11,000 adults and children each year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence. It operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego, a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline as well as emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, and legal and counseling services for those affected by rape, domestic violence, and elder abuse.


Kathleen Coughlan
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