TF-CBT is a short-term treatment for children and adolescents experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. It is research-based and is conducted in a supportive environment where children learn coping skills, gradually talk about the trauma, and develop plans for feeling safe in the future.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
80 percent of traumatized children experienced significant improvement with TF-CBT treatment.

TF-CBT Overview

Learn about this gold-standard treatment, indicated for children of a broad range of ages and maltreatment types, from Anthony Mannarino, one of the developers of TF-CBT.

Benefits of TF-CBT

  • Starts the healing process after trauma.

  • Teaches relaxation and coping skills to deal with the impact of trauma.

  • Helps to re-establish safety.

  • Helps address other mental health concerns like depression and anxiety.

  • Allows the expression of feelings that may otherwise come out as behaviors.

  • Gives the child the opportunity to tell their story in a safe place.

  • Improves child’s self-esteem and confidence.

  • Enhances future safety.

  • Builds resiliency to handle future stress.

  • Increases communication and trust.

What is TF-CBT?