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 disorders following violent or overwhelming events including:
A distinctive aspect of the CVTC clinic program is the focus on providing intervention early after a potentially traumatic event (PTE) in an effort to prevent negative long term psychological reactions.
All CVTC clinicians are trained to provide the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), the early, brief intervention developed at the Childhood Violent Trauma Center. An early, brief treatment for children ages 7-18, implemented with the child and caregiver, CFTSI was designed to decrease post-traumatic stress reactions and onset of PTSD by strengthening communication and family support. CFTSI is implemented with children who have experienced a recent traumatic event within the past 30 days or have disclosed physical or sexual abuse within the past 30 days.