Family and Child Treatment is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping Nevadan’s heal from the traumas and cycle of abuse, neglect, violence and addiction through education, prevention and treatment Services.  In 2009, through the generous support of Speedway Children’s Charities, FACT was able to purchase much needed supplies for our children’s victims program.

FACT’s Children Victims program delivers age appropriate therapeutic treatment designed to assist children in the healing process as they cope with the aftermath of their trauma. Through art and play therapy, children are comfortable expressing their feelings and emotions associated with their abuse, therefore giving the therapist a pulse on the child’s mindset as they design their treatment plan. Children victims, as young as three years old, often struggle with trust and communication issues after a traumatic molestation or rape. They become disengaged with their siblings, wake up with night terrors, and often act out in public. These are all signs of trauma and without proper treatment; their abuse can have a lasting detrimental affect on the rest of their lives. Through art and play therapy, by use of dolls, paints, puppets and other supplies, young children can describe their abuse in a comfortable, safe, non-threatening environment allowing therapists to guide them towards healing. With the help of Speedway Children’s Charities, FACT was able to purchase much needed supplies including: paints, crayons, paper, puppets, a doll house for role play and more related to supporting the Children Victims programs.

We are grateful for Speedway Children’s Charities continued support, as we together strive to meet the needs of children and families who have been traumatized by violence and abuse in our community.

Best Regards,

Heather Gibbs
Executive Director
Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada