Topic: Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent)
Definition for Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent):
Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent) are defined by the CEBC as interventions designed to help an individual process a trauma or multiple traumas they have experienced and learn how to cope with the feelings associated with the experience (e.g., fear, posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, etc.). Click here to see the overall Trauma Treatment (Child & Adolescent) topic area page.
- Target population: Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma
- Services/types that fit: Typically outpatient services, such as individual, family, or group
- Delivered by: Mental health professionals
- In order to be included: Program must specifically target trauma treatment as a goal
- In order to be rated: There must be research evidence (as specified by Scientific Rating Scale) that examines trauma-related outcomes, such as changes in symptom levels, behaviors, and/or functioning
Why was Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent) chosen as a topic by the Advisory Committee? (Click for Answer)
The Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent) topic area is relevant to child welfare because the effect of the trauma that abuse and neglect causes to children is detrimental and pervasive. While it is known that research exists on the most effective ways to treat traumatized children, the child welfare community has not widely focused on this research. Child welfare courts and counties regularly refer children to treatment, but have little information on the therapeutic methods being used by individual practitioners or agencies that provide treatment to traumatized children. If counties and courts are aware of the practices that have shown to be most effective for managing the impact of physical and sexual abuse, as well as exposure to domestic violence and neglect, referrals can be made to agencies that utilize these practices. This would increase the safety and well-being of the children they serve. In addition, the selection of effective therapies could have an impact on assisting children to adjust and stabilize in out-of-home placement, thereby impacting permanency.
Deborah Reeves, MSW
Former CEBC Advisory Committee Member
Programs in this Topic Area
The programs listed below have been reviewed by the CEBC and, if appropriate, been rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 1 - Well-Supported by Research Evidence:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) [Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent)] – detailed viewChildren and adolescents who have experienced trauma; research has been conducted on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), posttraumatic stress, phobias, and ...
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Adolescents (PE-A) – detailed viewAdolescents who have experienced a trauma (e.g., sexual assault, car accident, violent crimes, etc). The program has also been ...
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) – detailed viewChildren with a known trauma history who are experiencing significant Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, whether or not they meet ...
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 2 - Supported by Research Evidence:
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 3 - Promising Research Evidence:
- Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) – detailed view
[Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy]Caregivers who are emotionally or physically aggressive or abusive with their children, children who experience behavioral dysfunction, especially aggression, or ...
- Bounce Back – detailed viewChildren in elementary school grades Kindergarten through 5th grade (ages 5-11) who have experienced traumatic events
- Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) – detailed viewChildren ages 7-18 recently exposed to a potentially traumatic event, or having recently disclosed physical or sexual abuse, and endorsing ...
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) – detailed view3rd through 8th grade students who screened positive for exposure to a traumatic event and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder ...
- Combined Parent-Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT) – detailed viewChildren ages 3-17 and their parents (or caregivers) in families where parents engage in a continuum of coercive parenting strategies ...
- Cue-Centered Treatment (CCT) – detailed viewYouth ages 8-18 with a chronic history of trauma, adversity, and ongoing stress
- Fairy Tale Model (Treating Problem Behaviors: A Trauma-Informed Approach) – detailed viewTeens (13 to 18 years of age) with emotional and behavior problems
- Grief and Trauma Intervention (GTI) for Children – detailed viewChildren who are experiencing grief and posttraumatic stress
- KIDNET – non-responderRefugee children suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT) – detailed view3-6 year old children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms
- Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT) – detailed viewTrauma-exposed adolescents aged 13-18 years who experience co-occurring trauma-related mental health problems (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD], depression), substance ...
- Seeking Safety (Adolescent version) – detailed viewAdolescents with a history of trauma and/or substance abuse
- SITCAP-ART – detailed viewAt-risk and adjudicated youth, ages 12-17, with a history of trauma and/or loss
- Stepped Care TF-CBT – non-responderYoung children experiencing posttraumatic stress symptoms
- Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy for Adolescents (TARGET-A) – detailed viewYouth ages 10-18 with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trauma-Focused Coping (TFC) – detailed view
[Multi-modality Trauma Treatment (MMTT)]Children and adolescents in schools who have suffered a traumatic exposure (e.g., disaster, violence, murder, suicide, fire, accidents)
- Trauma-Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A) – detailed viewAdolescent males or females aged 12-20 from a broad spectrum of socioeconomic, religious, cultural and ethnic groups who have been ...
Programs with a Scientific Rating of NR - Not able to be Rated:
- Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) [Trauma Treatment - Client-Level Interventions (Child & Adolescent)] – detailed viewChildren/adolescents/young adults (0-21 years) who have experienced chronic/complex trauma and their caregiving systems (e.g., primary, resource, ...
- FamilyLive – detailed viewCaregivers (e.g., biological, foster, relative, adoptive) of children from birth to18 years of age whose trauma histories and present ...
- Forensically Sensitive Therapy (FST) – detailed viewChildren 3-17 years of age who have experienced sexual abuse trauma
- I Feel Better Now! Trauma Intervention Program – detailed viewAt-risk children ages 6-12 with a history of trauma or loss
- Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) – non-responderAdolescents who have experienced multiple traumas
- Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model, The (ITTM) – detailed viewThe Intergenerational Trauma Treatment ModelChildren ages 3-18 and their parents/caregivers burdened by the impact, symptoms and behaviors of traumatic events or unacceptable living ...
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) – non-responderChildren and adolescents in the immediate aftermath of a disaster or terrorism
- Real Life Heroes (RLH): Resiliency-focused Treatment for Children and Families with Traumatic Stress – detailed viewSchool-age children between ages 6-12 and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events, have a breakdown in emotionally supportive relationships, and ...
- Somatic Experiencing® (SE) – non-responderChildren and adolescents that have experienced trauma
- Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) – detailed viewFamilies living in traumatic contexts who are vulnerable
- Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) – detailed viewTraumatized adolescents with a history of exposure to chronic interpersonal trauma (such as ongoing physical abuse) and/or separate types ...
- Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) – detailed viewYouth in late elementary school through early high school (ages 10-16) who have experienced traumatic events and who are experiencing ...
- TIMBER (Trauma Interventions using Mindfulness Based Extinction and Re-consolidation) – detailed viewChildren and adolescents with trauma or anxiety or depression related symptoms; intervention also used with adults
- Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) – non-responderChildren and adolescents who have experienced trauma
- Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) – detailed viewThe combination of a traumatized child/adolescent who, when exposed to trauma reminders, has difficulty regulating their emotions and behavior ...
- Trauma-Focused Integrated Play Therapy (TFIPT) – detailed viewYoung sexually abused children who may be victims of other forms of trauma as well, including physical abuse, neglect, witnessing ...
- Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls – detailed viewFemales 12 - 24 years old with substance abuse and/or trauma