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About This Program
Target Population: At-risk and adjudicated youth, ages 12-17, with a history of trauma and/or loss
For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 17
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 12 – 17
The SITCAP-ART program is a comprehensive trauma intervention program, modified from the original Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP) program initially researched in 2001. SITCAP-ART is designed specifically for at-risk and adjudicated youth. SITCAP-ART integrates cognitive strategies with sensory/implicit strategies. When memory cannot be linked linguistically in a contextual framework, it remains at the symbolic level for which there are no words to describe. To retrieve that memory so it can be encoded, given a language, and then integrated into consciousness, it must be retrieved and externalized in its symbolic perceptual (iconic) form. SITCAP-ART, which is followed by cognitive or explicit strategies, supports moving from victim to survivor thinking allowing changes in negative behaviors (aggressive and rule-breaking behavior) and making adolescents more resilient to future traumas.
The program representative did not provide information about the program’s goals.
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2017
Last CEBC Contact Date: October 2017
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2008