Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This is treatment intervention designed to help children, and their parents/caretakers, who have developed significant emotional or behavioral difficulties following exposure to a traumatic event (loss of a loved one, physical or sexual abuse, domestic or community violence, fires, or natural disasters). The program operates through the use of a parental treatment component and several child-parent sessions. The parent component teaches parents effective parenting skills to provide optimal support for their children. The parent-child session encourages children to discuss the traumatic events directly with the parent and both parents and children learn to communicate questions, concerns, and feelings more openly.