Trauma Treatment (Child & Adolescent)
Trauma Treatment (Child & Adolescent) is defined by the CEBC as interventions and programs that address the impact of trauma on children and adolescents. The trauma can be abuse, neglect, and/or exposure to domestic violence, as is the case in most child welfare cases, or it can be a physical or sexual assault, exposure to community violence, war, a natural or man-made disaster, the death or imprisonment of a parent, having a relative go through a traumatic event, other experienced or vicarious traumas, or a combination of any of the above. The trauma(s) may have occurred at any point in the childâ€™s or adolescentâ€™s life and may have occurred once or many times.
Since 2006, the CEBC has highlighted trauma treatment interventions that have occurred at a client-level or programs that have occurred at a system-level (i.e., agency, community-based organization, etc.) in the same category. In early 2016, the CEBC created the following two topic areas in order to better distinguish these different styles of trauma treatment: