Evidence-based practices are treatment models that have been found effective through multiple research studies documenting similar outcomes.
TF-CBT Info and Clinicians
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a short-term (12-16 weeks) treatment that teaches coping skills to children (6 years and older), youth and families helping them tell the story of the trauma they’ve experienced. Research studies consistently show a reduction in trauma symptoms for children treated with TF-CBT.
Recommended reading on TF-CBT:
- “Child Maltreatment Interventions” (SAGE Publications)
- “A Multisite, Randomized Controlled Trial for Children with Sexual-Abuse Related PTSD Symptons” (Judith A. Cohen, M.D. et al)
CPP Info and Clinicians
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for young children (birth to 6) and their caregivers is an evidence-based treatment that addresses the attachment between child and parent, while working toward understanding and healing trauma. This treatment can take up to a year to complete, and can be effective in smaller increments.
Recommended reading on evidence-based practice:
- “Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices”published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org)
- “Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment: Identifying and Disseminating Best Practices” – The Findings of the Kauffman Best Practices Project to Help Children Heal From Child Abuse.