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Interventions

The intervention fact sheets linked from this page offer descriptive summaries of some of the interventions developed and/or implemented by members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This list does not present a comprehensive catalog of all relevant interventions developed and available for treating child traumatic stress.

For many interventions, the developer of the treatment or service approach has also provided a culture-specific summary, outlining how the intervention has been adapted for and used with various cultural groups. Training Guidelines are also provided for many interventions, specifying training requirements, recommendations, minimum standards, and other considerations for those seeking to learn a new intervention or practice.

Early Pathways

Modality: 
Family

EP is a home-based, mental health services program, which is designed to treat and prevent disruptive behaviors in young children.

Family Centered Treatment

Modality: 
Family

FCT provides a holistic approach with families in their homes. It emphasizes all areas of family functioning relevant to treatment needs, as based on families’ identification of both their needs, and barriers to their functioning well as a family system.

Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

ITCT-C is an assessment-driven, multimodal, evidence-based treatment for children ages 5-12, with interview and/or standardized trauma-specific measures administered at 2-3 month intervals to identify particular symptoms and issues requiring focused clinical attention.

International Family Adult and Child Enhancement Services

Modality: 
Individual

IFACES is a program that provides comprehensive community-based mental health services to refugee children, adolescents, and families. Outreach is seen as the cornerstone of the program and occurs throughout the treatment process.

Let's Connect

Modality: 
Individual, Family

LC is a parenting intervention that helps caregivers identify and respond to children’s emotional needs and behaviors in a way that builds connection and warmth and promotes children’s emotional competence and sense of emotional security.

Parent-Child Care

Modality: 
Family, Group

PC-CARE is a dyadic intervention, designed to expose the caregiver to strategies for enhancing the caregiver-child relationship and improving behavior management effectiveness.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Modality: 
Family

PCIT is an evidenced-based treatment model with highly specified, step-by-step, live coached sessions with both the parent/caregiver and the child. Parents learn skills through PCIT didactic sessions.

Psychological First Aid

Modality: 
Individual

PFA is an evidenced-informed intervention designed to be put into place immediately following disasters, terrorism, and other emergencies, and has received wide usage worldwide.

Real Life Heroes

Modality: 
Individual, Family

RLH is an intervention that provides practitioners with easy-to-use tools including a life storybook, manual, creative arts activities, and psycho-education resources to engage children and caregivers in trauma-focused services.

Risk Reduction through Family Therapy

Modality: 
Individual, Family

RRFT is an integrative approach to addressing the heterogeneous symptoms experienced by trauma-exposed adolescents. It targets a broad range of trauma-related psychopathology (e.g., PTSD, depression) and risk behaviors (substance use/abuse, risky sexual behavior, non-suicidal self injury).

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