As an organization, we utilize the concepts of Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum. This is including a wide approach to service delivery that is grounded in an understanding of trauma and its consequences while promoting healing and resilience in children.
Our therapist and service professionals utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) as a core approach if development of programming for behavior modification Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy® (TF-CBT) is a psychotherapy model designed to treat posttraumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Components of the treatment model include psychoeducation and parenting skills, relaxation skills, affect expression and regulation skills, cognitive coping skills and processing, trauma narrative, conjoint parent-child sessions, and enhancing safety and future development. TF-CBT requires clinicians to be trained and receive regular supervision by outside clinicians and practitioners.
TF-CBT is a structured, short-term treatment model that effectively improves a range of trauma-related outcomes in eight to 25 sessions with the child/adolescent and caregiver. Although TF-CBT is highly effective at improving youth posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and diagnosis, a PTSD diagnosis is not required to receive this treatment. TF-CBT also effectively addresses many other trauma impacts, including affective (e.g., depressive, anxiety), cognitive and behavioral problems, as well as improving the participating parent’s or caregiver’s personal distress about the child’s traumatic experience, effective parenting skills, and supportive interactions with the child.