A Year in Review: Our 2020-2021 Impact Report:

The last 18 months have been like no other in our history. Read about the Ackerman Institute’s impact on families, therapists, and communities.

A Year in Review: Our 2020-2021 Impact Report:

The last 18 months have been like no other in our history. Read about the Ackerman Institute’s impact on families, therapists, and communities.

The mental health of children and their families has been significantly challenged by the traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the crisis over the last 18 months, we strengthened our commitment to children and their families by responding to the increased demand for our services with urgency, compassion, and innovation.

We forged ahead to provide high-quality and comprehensive mental health care for everyone by extending the capacity of telehealth platforms; we leaned into digital learning and expanded our innovative and state-of-the-art professional family therapy trainings and workshops. We created and delivered resources for parents and caregivers, healing spaces for families of color, and therapy addressing the particular social issues brought to the surface during this trying time.

“We are facing an ongoing mental health crisis in the country like we have never seen. Access to care has never been more important.”
Marlene F. Watson, PhD
Director of Training

Our Impact:

Delivered 5,928 therapy sessions.

Trained 2,281 mental health professionals in workshops and short courses.

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Provided sliding scale or no-cost treatment to 25% of families seeking help.

Responded to 2,643 phone calls from families looking for treatment.

Partnered with 21 community agencies and international schools to provide training in innovative family therapy practices.

Taught 33 online workshops attended by people from 32 countries from around the world.

Increased the participation of therapists of color to 31% in our post-graduate training program.

Launched COVID-19 Grief Group for people of color who lost a loved one during this crisis focusing on cultural traditions for the healing of grief and pain.

Launched a lecture series for the public: The Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series. Sign up on our website to participate.

Created new online resources for parents and caregivers.

At the crux of Ackerman’s work is the belief that family is a major source of healing and resilience in overcoming trauma.

YOU, our donors, and partners, have helped thousands of children and families through this crisis. 
THANK YOU!

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