What is TF-CBT?
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a trauma-focused intervention for youth (ages 3-18) and their non-offending caregiver.
- Appropriate for youth who are experiencing symptoms directly related to a traumatic event(s)
- Average length of treatment: 8-25 weekly, 60-90 minute sessions
- Targets posttraumatic stress, depressive, and behavioral symptoms
- Maximum benefits when primary caregiver is actively involved in treatment
Return on Investment
In the United States, 61% of children are affected by violence, abuse, or crime, putting them at increased risk for depression, academic problems, violent behavior, substance use, delinquency, teen pregnancy, and other emotional-behavioral challenges. Lifetime costs of childhood maltreatment are estimated at $210,012 per case.
TF-CBT has been successfully delivered in diverse settings where a non-offending caregiver is actively involved in treatment, such as clinics, in-home, residential treatment facilities, schools, and juvenile detention facilities.
Decreased post-traumatic stress symptoms continuing 2 years post treatment
Decreased depressive symptoms continuing 2 years post treatment
Decreased sexual behavior problems
Decreased dissociation continuing 1 year post treatment
Decreased externalizing behaviors
Decreased trauma-related parental distress continuing for 1 year post treatment
Improved parenting skills