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Parent-Child Care

PC-CARE is a dyadic intervention, designed to expose the caregiver to strategies for enhancing the caregiver-child relationship and improving behavior management effectiveness. Caregivers can be biological parents, relative caregivers, resource parents, or anyone who is involved in caring for the child (e.g., grandparents, nannies). Multiple caregivers and/or multiple children can participate in the intervention using an adapted protocol. Siblings or foster siblings who are not clients participating in the intervention can still be present during sessions. Therapists coach caregivers while they play with the child, pointing out the strategies that the caregivers use that seem most effective for them and their child. The child is involved in the treatment process (teaching and coaching) as much as possible and appropriate. PC-CARE is a  psychotherapeutic intervention that combines teaching and coaching about the way trauma exposure affects children’s mental health with cognitive-behavioral and behavioral strategies for reducing children’s trauma-related symptoms.

Targeted Populations: 
Children ages 1 to 10.
Published in 2018