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Safety, Mentoring, Advocacy, Recovery, and Treatment

SMART is a structured, phase-based approach to treating sexually abused children who are exhibiting sexual behavior problems. The model has been successfully implemented with a primarily African American population since 1998. It incorporates already established practices proven to be effective in trauma treatment, such as CBT, as well as psychoeducation and skill building to directly address the behavioral and emotional concerns associated with the experience child sexual abuse and the resultant victimizing behavior.

Targeted Populations: 
3-11; both males and females; to date the model has been effectively used with primarily African-American children; majority of families are low income
Published in 2012