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Survivor Services

Services for Survivors of all Types of Trauma

The Joseph J. Peters Institute focuses on helping individuals and families heal. JJPI is a regional leader in providing trauma treatment services and therapeutic care to child, adolescent, and adult survivors of all types of trauma, including, but not limited to:

  • traumatic grief or separation
  • exposure to community violence
  • emotional abuse or psychological maltreatment
  • physical abuse or assault
  • exposure to gun violence
  • serious accident, illness, or medical procedure
  • natural or man-made disasters
  • war, terrorism, or political violence
  • military trauma
  • human trafficking
  • sexual abuse (see below for more information on our services for survivors of sexual abuse)
  • survivor of or witness to domestic violence (see below for more information on our services for survivors of domestic violence)

We treat the effects of trauma to help individuals heal and to live better lives. Participants may receive group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and psychiatric services as needed. Treatment is provided at our Survivor Services location at 100 Broad Street, 17th floor, in Center City Philadelphia.

Specialized Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

The Joseph J. Peters Institute focuses on helping individuals and families heal. JJPI is a regional leader in providing trauma treatment services and therapeutic care to child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual violence (and to the subset of sexual abuse survivors who have been victims of human trafficking). Treatment is provided at our Survivor Services location at 100 Broad Street, 17th floor, in Center City Philadelphia.

Individuals seeking help at JJPI’s Survivor Services program will experience treatment that is compassionate and restorative. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation and same-day assignment to a clinician.

When a child survivor is referred, JJPI can also screen caregivers for trauma and can offer comprehensive services for additional family members if needed.

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Specialized Services for Survivors of or Witnesses to Domestic Violence

JJPI offers comprehensive evaluations and treatment for survivors of domestic violence (DV) and interpersonal violence (IPV), including individual therapy, group counseling, and psychiatric care as needed.

At the Joseph J. Peters Institute, survivors of or witnesses to domestic violence are met with empathy and healing, as well as critical resources. Safety planning is at the core of all of our DV and IPV treatment.

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Additional Survivor Services

JJPI offers several additional specialized services at our Survivor Services location, such as court collaboration programs and services for children (ages 12 and under) with sexual behavior problems.

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For more information about the specific types of treatment offered at JJPI, visit our Treatments page.