AF-CBT is a trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment designed to improve the relationships between children and caregivers.
As recognition has grown about the prevalence and impact of trauma on young children, more age-appropriate treatment approaches have been developed and tested for this population. These interventions share many of the same core components. For example, they are generally relationship-based, and focus on healing and supporting the child-parent relationship. The following interventions are among those that have been developed and evaluated for young children.
ARC is a framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress.
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.
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.