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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.

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up

Modality: 
Individual, Family

ABC is a parent/child treatment approach designed to help caregivers provide nurturing care and engage in synchronous interactions with their infants. ABC helps caregivers re-interpret children's behavioral signals so that they can provide nurturance through parent coaching sessions.

Child Adult Relationship Enhancement

Modality: 
Family, Systems

CARE is a trauma-informed modification of specific PCIT skills for general usage by non-clinical adults who interact with traumatized children and their caregivers within various milieu settings. CARE has been adapted for use in homeless serving systems.

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

CFTSI is a brief (5‐8 session), evidence‐based early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old that reduces traumatic stress reactions and the onset of PTSD. CFTSI is implemented within 30-45 days following a traumatic event or the disclosure of physical or sexual abuse.

Child Development-Community Policing Program

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

CDCP is a model of secondary prevention that provides crisis intervention and follow-up community- and clinic-based clinical and collaborative interventions for exposed children.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

CPP is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

CBITS is a skills-based, child group intervention that is aimed at relieving symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and general anxiety among children exposed to multiple forms of trauma.

Culturally Modified Trauma-Focused Treatment

Modality: 
Individual, Family

CM-TFT is a culturally adapted intervention based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It maintains the key components of standard TF-CBT with the addition of modules integrating cultural concepts throughout treatment. It was developed for use with Latino children.

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