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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Mental Health

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a treatment intervention for children ages 3 to 18 with exposure to a traumatic event such as child sexual or physical abuse. The program aims to help children and their parents to overcome the negative effects of traumatic life events through a parental treatment component and multiple parent-child sessions.

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Program Reviews

The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

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