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Children’s Trauma Initiative (CTI)

Children’s Trauma Initiative supports the training of clinicians and their supervisors in the Community Mental Health Services Programs and their provider network in two evidence-based models, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).

TFCBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents (ages 3 to 18 years) impacted by trauma and their parents/caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple, and complex trauma experiences. TF-CBT includes skills for regulating affect, behavior, thoughts and relationships, trauma processing, and enhancing safety, trust, parenting skills, and family communication.

CPP is an evidence-based practice for pregnant women, young children (birth to age 5 years), and their parent/caregiver. The model supports family strengths and relationships and helps families to heal and grow after stressful experiences. The therapeutic intervention respects the family and cultural values.

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