Treatments That Work

This paper describes treatments for traumatic stress that are based on cognitive-behavioral approaches, including learning relaxation and stress management techniques, correcting distorted thoughts, and developing a trauma narrative.
 
How to Implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) (PDF)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a components-based psychosocial treatment model that incorporates elements of cognitive-behavioral, attachment, humanistic, empowerment, and family therapy models. This implementation manual is for therapists, clinical supervisors, program administrators, and other stakeholders who are considering the use of TF-CBT for traumatized children in their communities.
 
The documents linked from this page describe some of the clinical treatment and trauma-informed service approaches implemented by National Child Traumatic Stress Network centers, with the common goal of reducing the impact of exposure to traumatic events on children and adolescents. These treatments and approaches are presented for informational purposes, and no NCTSN endorsement of any specific treatment is meant or implied.
 
This DVD was developed to provide information about the impact of child sexual abuse, to emphasize the importance of including parents/caretakers in treatment, and to highlight the need for children in therapy to learn specific skills to deal with what has happened to them and to talk about the details of their sexually abusive experiences.
 
This book identifies trauma-informed treatment interventions and describes their level of cultural competency. The project was developed to assist mental health practitioners, policy makers, researchers, educators and clinicians in making treatment decisions that are based on clinical and research evidence.