CFTSI an evidence-based treatment for children between the ages of 7-18 and a caregiver. CFTSI is a short-term, early intervention model that must begin within 45 days of a potentially traumatic event or disclosure of abuse. Families typically complete CFTSI within 5 to 8 sessions.

Cheerful afro boy and his father using laptop computer at home


  • Identify trauma symptoms early and prevent PTSD

  • Introduce coping skills for reducing child’s reactions to traumatic stress

  • Facilitate child-caregiver communication

  • Help families identify and overcome service barriers

  • Assess whether the child and family would benefit from further treatment

Benefits of CFTSI

  • Increases child’s coping skills

  • Improves child-caregiver communication

  • Strengthens positive parenting practices

  • Decreases the need for longer-term treatment