Child Abuse Treatment Therapy (CHAT) Program
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What is CHAT:​

CHAT, Child Abuse Treatment Program, is a CAL OES grant-funded service made possible through the federal Victims of Crime (VOCA) funds.  It was designed to bridge the gap for children who can't get services due to lack of insurance, transportation, or inability to find a therapist. CHAT is for children who have been victims of crime related trauma or any other traumatic events. 

Counseling is provided in our office or at the child’s school.

We use talk, play, sand and art therapy.

Our Services Include:​​​

Individual Therapy
Group Therapy
Therapeutic Activities
Victim Witness Program
Help with filing the forms
Transportation to and from appointments
Child Advocacy

What are the Qualifying Criteria to be able to receive treatment services under the CHAT Program?

This program is for children, under the age of 18, who have been a victim of any of the following crimes or situations:

  • Arson
  • Bullying
    • Cyber or Physical
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Pornography
  • DUI/DWI Incident
  • Emotional abuse
  • Hate Crime: racial/religious/gender/sexual orientation
  • Human Trafficking: Sex Labor
  • Parental Substance Abuse
  • Physical abuse or Neglect
  • Robbery
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stalking
  • Survivors of homicide victim(s)
  • Teen Dating Victimization
    • ​Sexting or Sexual Assault
  • Violation of Court Order
  • Witnessed Domestic violence
  • Witnessed Teen D.V.

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Where are services provided?​

The CHAT program at Lassen Family Services, Inc. include individual counseling, (assessment and treatment) for the child which  are provided at the agency’s Main Office located at 1306 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130

Shayla Ashmore, LMFT, Therapist

Peggy Vaquera

Tori French

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1306 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Business Phone: 530-257-4599
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530-257-5004 or (888)289-5004

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