Trauma Research and Treatment
Ananda Institute is unique in the county in that it is staffed
by professionals with an extraordinary amount of experience and
training with populations impacted by the constellation of issues
associated with domestic violence and family trauma. The Ananda
Institute has training contracts with the departments of probation
in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Lake Counties and a training contract
with the Sonoma County Superior Court Judicial and support staff.
Based on the experience of these training contracts practical
intervention and prevention efforts are being made to decrease
the rates of child abuse and familial trauma/violence in our community.
Institute, under the umbrella of the Family Trauma Research &
Treatment Program, has been asked by the Sonoma County Family
Court to develop services for families and parents under Family
Code 3151, to address the tripartite issues of child abuse, domestic
violence and substance abuse. What has evolved, in order to address
these issues, is the "Parenting Partnership Program (PPP),
a court mandated parenting program for adult and teen parents.
The focus of the "Parenting Partnership Program," is
to provide both therapeutic and remedial skill building for parents
involved with the Sonoma County Family Court via custodial revisions,
restraining orders, and separation and/or divorce proceedings.
By gaining access to these families in periods of significant
emotional and situational transition, the occurrence of child
abuse and/or domestic violence should be minimized.