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Every Child Thrives

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CALM

calm4kids.org
Phone: (805) 965-2376 ext 150
Director of Development: Ashlyn McCague

Mission

For 50 years, CALM has been on the cutting edge of childhood trauma treatment and prevention. CALM has led the nonprofit community in adopting evidence-based practices in our treatment and prevention models and using assessment and data to evaluate our effectiveness and improve our work.
CALM staff and dedicated volunteers share a common vision of supporting every family in our community so that every child thrives.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

Building a Thriving Community

“We care about CALM because we love our community. Childhood trauma affects us all given the long-term effects on its victims. We all bear the cost of mental and physical health care supports that continue throughout the lives of those who have suffered trauma. A safe, thriving, healthy community benefits us all.” 
Chana and Jim Jackson,
long-time supporters and fervent ambassadors of CALM.

One Resilient Family

In 2019 and 2020, one of CALM’s male therapists provided weekly therapy to a boy with episodic, intense mood swings. Within months the boy’s mother “witnessed his healing and emergence of self from a dark and confused place.”
“It is difficult to imagine what this last year would have been like without the support of CALM and my son’s therapist,” she says. “When I think of his impact on our lives, I think of a calm and steady presence during a daunting time. I think of a positive, guiding, and reliable male figure dedicated to supporting a young man, and family in need. Our family is stronger, more capable, and more resilient because of his efforts. We are better equipped for these challenging times. This is precious, timely and rare, and I could not be more grateful.”

Board of Trustees

Liam Murphy, Board Chair
Caroline Powers, Vice Chair
Andrew Fitzgerald, Treasurer
Bridget O. Foreman, CPA, Secretary
Ama Atiedu
Carrie Bissell
Sandra Copley
Alex Craigie, Esq
Amy Curti
Michele Cuttler
Sam Ellis
Mike Gibson
Juan Guerra
Susan Miles Gulbransen
Saida Hamdani, MD
Anna Kokotovic, Honorary Trustee
Cherylynn Lee, PhD
Karen O. Merrill, Auxiliary Liaison
Steve Powell
Joanne Rapp
Daalia Refaat
Marc Schneider
Ismael Paredes Ulloa