Presentation on theme: "TF-CBT: A Treatment for Minority Children and Adolescents? Ashley Canillo, Jackie Cockett, Anne Fitzpatrick, & Lauren Gurat."— Presentation transcript:
TF-CBT: A Treatment for Minority Children and Adolescents? Ashley Canillo, Jackie Cockett, Anne Fitzpatrick, & Lauren Gurat
Introduction Does TF-CBT reduce PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents who are members of a racial/ethnic minority group? Many children and adolescents experience some type of trauma in their lifetime
Trauma and its Impact Traumatic stress can affect a child’s psychological and biological development. Chronic state of stress Minority children do not receive applicable treatment based on their cultural needs PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents manifest differently at varying ages.
Posttraumatic StressDisorder Exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, and distressing memories. Minorities have higher levels of PTSD symptoms. Due to their age children’s PTSD looks different Adolescent’s PTSD symptoms look similar to adults
TF-CBT Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Evidenced based approach Children and adolescents Trauma related symptoms
Theoretical Underpinnings Theoretical components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy Helps child to understand trauma and desensitize triggers.
Model Descriptions Approximately 12-16 weekly sessions Acronym “PRACTICE” Reduce trauma symptoms and improve functioning
Analysis The TF-CBT Model Tested in several randomized controlled treatment trials (RCTs) for sexually abused and multiply traumatized children All of these RCTs have supported the efﬁcacy of this model for improving PTSD, depression and other emotional and behavioral difﬁculties in children from 3–18 years of age.
Conclusion Based on the results of the research articles, TF-CBT reduces symptoms of PTSD in children and adolescents who are members of a racial/ethnic minority group
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