Program treats children affected by complex trauma

CINCINNATI, July 1, 2022 – Hearing Speech + Deaf Center’s Connections for Life (CFL) program has received an investment from the SC Ministry Foundation.

The CFL program treats children (toddlers to teens) who experience chronic and complex trauma ‒ exposure to adverse experiences such as violence, abuse, neglect, and separation from a caregiver repeatedly over time. This can affect a child’s communication skills, mental health, and development. CFL patients may also have difficulty bonding with caregivers and peers. CFL addresses these problems by gathering all experts for treatment to help improve everyday life for the child and the family.

“CFL is an innovative approach to support patients’ progress toward developmental milestones and academic success,” said JB Boothe, CEO of Hearing Speech + Deaf Center. “Our CFL treatment program brings patients and caregivers together with speech-language pathologists, behavioral health, and occupational therapists in cross-discipline, co-treatment sessions.”

The CFL program is generously supported by the SC Ministry Foundation, which promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

“SC Ministry Foundation appreciates the opportunity to support” Hearing Speech + Deaf Center in this important work,” said Tim Moller, CFO of Sisters of Charity.

About the SC Ministry Foundation

Founded in 1996, the SC Ministry Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations where Sisters are actively involved and to other unrelated nonprofit organizations working to address issues of concern to the Sisters of Charity. The SC Ministry Foundation is a public grant-making organization that promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

About Hearing Speech + Deaf Center

Hearing Speech + Deaf Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that advocates for communication equity and empowers communication in Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1925, the organization provides top-notch hearing aid and audiology services, speech and occupational therapy, and expert-led deaf services and programs (e.g., advocacy, ASL interpreting, captioning, employment services, and more).