Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT)

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent).

Target Population: 3-6 year old children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms

For children/adolescents ages: 3 – 6

Brief Description

PPT is a manualized, 12-session cognitive-behavioral therapy protocol to treat very young children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related symptoms. The sessions are either with the therapist working individually with the child (with the parent observing via a video feed) or with the parent and child together.

Program Goals:

The primary goal of Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT) is:

  • The reduction of PTSD symptoms in children

Contact Information

Name: Michael Scheeringa, MD
Agency/Affiliation: Tulane University
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: (504) 988-2167
Fax: (504) 988-6531

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2013