Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals

Type: 
Brief
Published: October, 2018
Abstract: 

This fact sheet from the Children’s Bureau defines trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) as a treatment that combines elements of cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, family therapy, attachment theory, and developmental neurobiology to help clients overcome trauma-related difficulties, including child maltreatment. TF-CBT may be an appropriate treatment for children and youth ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma or traumatic loss and present with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and other related symptoms.

Number of Pages: 
6
Availability: 
Available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/trauma/
Accession Number: 
25753