Addressing the Effects of Trauma and Abuse
When children or adolescents go through a traumatic event or experience, it can have a lifelong impact on their mental, physical and emotional health and development. At CAP, our licensed mental health professionals provide compassionate and effective treatment to help youth and their families reduce the negative impact of trauma.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based practice drawing upon rigorous scientific research to treat children who are suffering from traumatic stress following exposure to a range of traumatic experiences.
Building Positive Coping Skills
TF-CBT teaches children, adolescents, young adults and their families how to cope with unhelpful or inaccurate thoughts, confusing and overwhelming feelings, and unhealthy or risky behaviors that often result from trauma. It is designed to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses to trauma through individual therapy and joint sessions between the child and their caregiver.
The treatment program is usually 12–16 weeks in duration, but length of treatment may vary, depending on the individual’s needs. The program is flexible and can be adapted to special populations and unique circumstances. Please contact CAP at 716.338.9844 to find out more information about our Trauma Counseling program.