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Interventions

The following interventions have been developed specifically for Complex Trauma and were designed to address a range of developmental concerns and competencies. Some intervene individually with children, adolescents, or young adults, while others involve work with children and their caregivers together, or with the entire family. While not specifically designed for complex trauma, TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CPP (Child-Parent Psychotherapy) have also been utilized effectively to reduce PTSD and related difficulties in select complex trauma populations and settings. Please consult with a certified trainer for guidance on how to adapt TF-CBT or CPP for complexly traumatized populations.

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.

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.

Strengthening Family Coping Resources

Modality: 
Family, Group

SFCR is a manualized, trauma-focused, skill-building intervention. It is designed for families living in traumatic contexts with the goal of reducing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related disorders in children and adult caregivers.

Trauma Systems Therapy

Modality: 
Individual, Family, Systems

TST is a model of care for traumatized children that addresses both the individual child’s emotional needs as well as the social environment in which he or she lives.