Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D.
Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Miller Children’s Hospital Abuse and Violence Intervention Center (MCAVIC), a multidisciplinary outpatient center in Long Beach, California providing evaluation and treatment services for children, adolescents, and their families traumatized by child abuse and neglect, family and community violence, medical illness, and family loss. She has successfully obtained numerous grants for the past ten years, to support the services of MCAVIC including federal grant funding (SAMHSA) since 2001, expanding services to the community as a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She is Project Director and Principal Investigator for the SAMHSAfunded MCAVIC-USC Child and Adolescent Trauma Program, a Treatment and Service Adaptation Center (Category II) Center of the NCTSN.
Dr. Lanktree graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada with a PhD in Clinical Psychology following a predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Lanktree also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. From 1988 to 1996, she was the Clinical Director at Stuart House, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lanktree is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice and presents extensively on the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma in children and adolescents. She has presented workshops world-wide including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, and Scotland, as well as throughout the United States.
Dr. Lanktree has published a number of papers on the assessment and treatment of child trauma. She is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California and previously held a faculty appointment at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lanktree previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Children’s Alliance, on the Steering Committee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and as member of the Board of Directors for the California Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers.
- Training will be offered to help understand,identify and respond to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of our Children and Youth. On Wednesday July 15, 2009 The Salvation Army PROMISE program and the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center will sponsor a full day of training to assist clinicians in understanding, identifying and responding to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. Participants will increase their knowledge of how to recognize commercial sexual exploitation, detect risk factors, effectively engage with victims, and learn about the Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma model, a nationally acclaimed, evidence based treatment model. See Upcoming Events.
This fantastic learning opportunity will take place at the beautiful conference and learning center located at U.S. Cellular Field.
- Cheryl Lanktree, PhD, Executive Director
Miller Children’s Abuse & Violence Intervention Center
- Seth Donovan, Founder Prax(us)
- Brenda Myers-Powell, Co-Founder Dream Catchers Organization
- Cheryl Lanktree, PhD, Executive Director
- Buy the DVD. As part of our fight against human trafficking The Salvation Army is proud to support Holly, an award winning,captivating film, now available on DVD. View the flyer (369KB pdf).
- Malia Designs Supports PROMISE
Malia Designs, a Chicago company with a mission to combat human trafficking, has generously agreed to donate 15% of any purchase to The Salvation Army PROMISE program when customers inform them that the proceeds should be directed to PROMISE. Malia Designs sells products such as bags, wallets and accessories made by non-profit organizations that employ disadvantaged people in developing countries as well as small family producers. To check out their beautiful products visit http://www.maliadesigns.com. Be sure to indicate the your purchase is for PROMISE by sending Malia Designs an email at .
- The Salvation Army PROMISE program sponsored a half day presentation and discussion on children’s rights, sexual exploitation and child sex tourism on March 20, 2009 at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing. Presenters included Professor Jonathan Todres, Georgia State University College of Law, Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA and Amaya Renobales, Director of ECPAT-USA Protect Children in Tourism Project.
- PROMISE has formed a long-term partnership with Fair Fund in D.C. in an attempt to introduce their Tell Your Friends prevention curriculum to a select number of Chicago high schools.
- See previous announcements.
- Updated 5/16/09