The Childhood Violent Trauma Center

The Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center is the Trauma Section of the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is renowned for its research, clinical services, training programs, policy work, and local, state, national, and international collaboration conducted by its faculty.

For more than two decades, faculty of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center have combined direct clinical experience with advances in scientific and practical knowledge and translated this into the development of groundbreaking interventions for traumatized children and families. 

The multi-disciplinary CVTC team provides trauma-informed treatments and services to children and families, builds professional knowledge through clinical research, and advances the field of child trauma treatment through collaboration, training and dissemination. The Yale Child Study's centers strengths are reflected in the breadth and integrative nature of research, clinical services, and training of the CVTC.

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About Us

The Childhood Violent Trauma Center operates a Trauma Clinic offering a range of treatments and interventions for children and adolescents who are struggling with traumatic reactions and...


Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention

CFTSI is a brief (4‐8 session), evidence‐based early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old that reduces traumatic stress reactions and PTSD. CFTSI is implemented immediately following...


The Child Development-Community Policing Program

The Child Development-Community Policing (CD-CP) program is a national model of law enforcement-mental health collaboration designed to reduce the negative impact of children’s exposure to...

Community Consultation

Consultation to Communities Following Mass Casualty

The faculty of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center frequently consults with agencies and communities in the aftermath of acts of terror and natural disaster. We have developed numerous...

Law Enforcement Response

Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence

The Childhood Violent Trauma Center is working in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to equip law enforcement professionals in their vital roles...


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