Restoring hope with dignity

Community Partnerships

North Philadelphia TF-CBT Partnership

JJPI and SMASH (Strawberry Mansion: A Sanctuary of Hope) have partnered to provide community-based, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to children and adolescents residing in or attending school in North Central Philadelphia (zip codes 19121 and 19132). This collaborative program was created to stop the cycle of poverty and violence plaguing this area of Philadelphia by treating the effects of traumatic exposure in children and adolescents and reducing the likelihood of future behavioral health problems.

TF-CBT is a 16-week evidenced-based program that focuses on teaching children and their parents how to successfully manage symptoms of trauma. It has been shown to improve children’s overall behavioral health and educational outcomes and to reduce or eliminate their PTSD symptoms. Families attend sessions on a weekly basis and both children and parents have an opportunity to participate in therapy. TF-CBT includes a focus on teaching relaxation techniques, coping skills development, parenting skill development, and the writing of a trauma narrative to help understand and heal from the trauma. The program is open to children and adolescents, ages (3-17), living or attending school within zip codes 19121 or 19132 who have experienced trauma or who have witnessed or been victimized by violence. Services are completely free, regardless of participants’ ability to pay or their access to insurance, and are funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

For more information on the program or to make a referral, please contact Lan Nguyen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 215.701.1560 ext. 5026

Delaware HIV Consortium

JJPI is partnering with the Delaware HIV Consortium (https://www.delawarehiv.org), headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, to provide individual and group psychotherapy one day per week to Delawareans living with HIV. The Delaware HIV Consortium's mission is to provide leadership to eliminate HIV in Delaware by supporting and providing optimal HIV care and prevention services. They provide an array of services to further this mission, including case management, housing support and assistance, and HIV counseling and testing. JJPI's behavioral health support is available to participants who also receive case management support from the organization. This partnership has been made possible by the support of an anonymous donor.

PHMC Health Center Network

JJPI is embedding our clinicians in Public Health Management Corporation's six Federally Qualified Health Centers in order to provide trauma-informed psychotherapy for individuals with substance use concerns and significant symptoms of trauma. Funding for this project comes from a five-year grant from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC) Cooperative Agreements. Our partnership is one of four statewide chosen by SAMHSA to address disparities in behavioral health treatment through the development of integrated, comprehensive care models.

Interim House West

JJPI is partnering with Interim House West (IHW) to provide trauma screening/assessments of IHW residents, their children, and additional family members. IHW is an affiliate of PHMC and is a long-term residential substance abuse treatment program for women and their children in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia. IHW’s program philosophy emphasizes empowerment and self-sufficiency, while also encouraging peer support. This project is funded for five years by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of its services grant program for residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women.

School Partnerships

JJPI maintains contracts with Mastery Charter Schools (https://www.masterycharter.org/), a network of high performing charter schools in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (https://www.cciu.org/) to provide screenings for children and adolescents with inappropriate sexual behaviors in the school setting, psychological evaluations, consultation, and training.