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Serving people, Strengthening families & Building communities

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Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT)

Email Us
therapy@plumasruralservices.org

Samantha Abbott, Enrollment Specialist
(530) 283-3960 Ext. 860

Jenna Artaz, LMFT, Therapist
(530) 283-3960 Ext. 857

Heather Caiazzo,
LMFT, Clinical Manager
(530) 283-3960 ext. 859

CHAT provides therapeutic counseling and advocacy to child/teen victims of abuse, trauma or neglect and non offending family members in Plumas County by licensed therapists. 

The CHAT program is a highly collaborative effort, working together with local and county agencies to aid victims of abuse, and their families, in their recovery and to ensure a better quality of life and health.

Our Therapist

HEATHER CAIAZZO, MFT

is the Lead Therapist and Clinical Manager of Plumas Rural Services’ CHAT Program and Domestic Violence Services. She has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1995 and began working with the CHAT program in 2003.

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Our Providers

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The Facts of Abuse

There are many types of abuse including:

  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Bullying or Community Violence
  • Witnessing Domestic Violence
  • Internet Exploitation
  • Financial Exploitation
  • Parental Substance Abuse

Children and teens may face these issues and more:

  • Anger
  • Sadness and Depression
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Substance Abuse
  • Risk-taking Behaviors

Please click on the link below for useful information concerning the warning signs of abuse and neglect and how to report it. www.helpguide.org - "Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse".