About Us

ARBEST’s mission to improve outcomes for traumatized children and their families in Arkansas involves:

  • Clinical Care:  Implement evidence-based assessment and treatment practices throughout the state to create a comforting and safe environment for children and adolescents who are traumatized and optimize their physical and mental health outcomes.
  • Training:  Provide state-of-the-art training, supervision and learning environments that will maximize the adoption of quality interventions for traumatized children and adolescents.
  • Advocacy:  Enhance awareness, expand knowledge and promote collaboration among all individuals working with traumatized children and adolescents and their families.
  • Evaluation/Research:  Constantly monitor, assess the effectiveness of, and develop and test new models of interventions for traumatized children and adolescents to provide the safest and most effective care available.

ARBEST offers numerous trauma-informed training and materials:

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