Gizane Indart, PsyD
Dr. Gizane Indart is the Executive Director of the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) for the training, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Gizane is a bilingual and bicultural professional who has worked with traumatized children and their families since the early 1990s. Gizane is a fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy under the direction of Dr. Bruce Perry. She speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on the impact of abuse and neglect in early development, attachment difficulties in children exposed to maltreatment, short term and long term consequences of children exposed to early trauma, and sexualized behaviors in children. Gizane is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the Children’s Cabinet Subcommittee, and of the Early Childhood Mental Health Infrastructure of Colorado. Additionally, Gizane serves as a consultant for the Child Abuse and Neglect Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2018, Gizane was invited to be a member of the Denver District Attorney’s Advisory Council on Immigration.
Director of Assessment & Treatment Program
Angela is a bilingual, bicultural therapist who has worked with traumatized children and their families since 1999. Special areas of interest for Angela are: early childhood development, the impact of trauma on the developing child and the effects of immigration on young children. At DCAC, Angela has played a major role in supporting the growth of DCAC's Spanish-speaking caseload. She has been a lead player in the development and expansion of the successful prevention program, Denver Safe from the Start, which focuses on high-risk children ages 3-8 and their families. Angela has been instrumental in the growth of DCAC’s community outreach mental health initiative.
Bilingual Child & Family Therapist
Jessica joined the DCAC team in 2014 with more than 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families. She spent six years in urban schools, first as an ESL teacher in East Harlem, then as a bilingual therapist at a school-based health clinic in Manhattan, and finally as a K-8 school counselor in Northeast Denver. Jessica holds master's degrees in education and social work. She is also a registered yoga teacher for children and adults, and she regularly incorporates mindfulness, breath-work, and movement in her therapy with clients.
Prevention Program Manager
Cathy is a master's level marriage and family therapist with extensive experience in working with child and adolescent survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. She also specializes in working with children who have special needs or severe emotional disturbances, as well as with youth caught up in the criminal justice system. While pursuing her master's degree at Pepperdine University, Cathy worked as an intake specialist and therapist with the Coalition to End Family Violence in California where she became expert in crisis management and meeting the immediate needs of mothers and children traumatized by violence.
Hollie joined DCAC in 2016 with 8 years of experience working with children and families. She began her career working in community mental health, working closely with children who had experienced ongoing trauma. After graduating from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Hollie began her master’s degree in Human Development and Social Intervention from New York University, completing the program in 2014. During an internship opportunity while studying at NYU, she worked closely with a Child Advocacy Center and started her training as a Forensic Interviewer. Hollie began forensic interviewing in 2015 and is dedicated to the continued research and application of best practice of forensic interviewing.
Bilingual Child & Family Therapist
Meagan graduated with a master's degree in social work from the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver in 2013. As a bilingual intern with DCAC during her last semester, she was already a part of the DCAC team. Before joining DCAC, Meagan gained additional internship experience with Denver Urban Scholars and the Kempe Center. Meagan has always had a passion for this work – while pursuing her education, she volunteered extensively for domestic violence and homeless agencies in the U.S., and traveled abroad to work with orphaned children in Ecuador and Mexico.