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Child Abuse Treatment (CHAT)

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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


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.


Our Providers


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".