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Crittenton Children's Center

10918 Elm Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64134

Healing Traumatized Children

Crittenton Children's Center receives national attention for Head Start-Trauma Smart

The region’s premier psychiatric care provider for children and adolescents

Since 1896, Crittenton Children’s Center has provided innovative, high-quality behavioral health services to children and their families.

Helping kids cope with trauma

Crittenton's innovative Head Start-Trauma Smart program is for children 3- to 5-years-old who've been exposed to traumatic events

Making a Difference

Hundreds of children at Crittenton Children's Center benefit each year from generous donations from individuals, businesses, and community groups.

Finding a forever family

Crittenton's Foster Care and Adoption Services are committed to ensuring every child has the opportunity to grow up in a stable and loving home.

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Crittenton Children's Center has excelled for more than a century at effectively treating the mental and behavioral health care needs of children, adolescents, and their families. Our facility offers a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, foster care and adoption case management, intensive in-home services, school-based intervention, and more.

Crittenton Children's Center:

  • Provides more actively practicing board-certified psychiatrists than any other similar facility in the region
  • Uses multiple evidence-based therapy interventions to ensure the best outcomes for patients
  • Is licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Is licensed as a Child Placing Agency and Residential Child Care Agency by the Missouri Department of Social Services-Children's Division
  • Trauma Smart program is a highly successful early childhood trauma intervention program designed to help heal children 3-5 years of age

Located on a picturesque, 96-acre campus in southern Kansas City, Mo., the facility provides children the serenity and privacy they need to assist their healing process.

The highly trained professional staff works intensively with patients to help them achieve stability and positive mental health and to acquire the skills and resources needed to mature into healthy and productive adults.

Crittenton Children's Center
10918 Elm Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64134
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