Allegheny General Hospital-Singer Research Institute, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents
The AGH Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents provides national expertise in Clinical Interventions for Traumatic Stress Reactions. The Center, which developed Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), is addressing behavioral health disparities with a particular focus on the following adaptations: 1) TF-CBT for traumatized LGBTQ youth; 2) TF-CBT for commercially sexually exploited youth; 3) AF-CBT for children with parental substance abuse; and 4) TF-CBT and AF-CBT for military children with traumatic stress reactions. We are collaborating with several NCTSN Community Treatment and Services Centers, as well as with Persad Center, the 2nd oldest LGBTQ counseling center in the U.S., and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the nation’s premier military bereavement program, to develop resources and products for these populations. We are increasing sustainability by developing TF-CBT and AF-CBT recertification procedures and expanding our Train the Supervisor programs.