Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) [Sexual Behavior Problems in Children, Treatment of](TF-CBT)
Child Mental Health - externalizing, Sexual Behavior Problems in Adolescents and Children, Trauma Treatment, Child Mental Health - internalizing
Addresses psychological trauma associated with traumatic experiences of sexual abuse by children prior to foster care. Treatment initially provided in individual sessions with children then parents are gradually.
Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)
Children assigned to TF-CBT, as opposed to child-centered therapy (CCT), demonstrated significantly more improvement with regards to PTSD, depression, behavior problems, shame and abuse-related attributions. Parents assigned to TF-CBT also showed greater improvement on self-reported levels of depression, abuse-specific distress, support of the child, and effective parenting practices.
QIC Target Group
General - 3
QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels
LEVEL 5: Other Human Services
QIC level of Evidence
LEVEL 1: Effective and proven by Research
Intervention Web Site/URL
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-tf-cbt-sexual-behavior-problems-in-children-treatment-of/
- Intervention Citation Sheet: InterventionCitations.pdf