From the YCTSR website:

The multi-disciplinary team of the Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery (YCTSR) 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. For more than two decades, they have translated direct clinical experience and advances in scientific and practical knowledge into groundbreaking interventions for traumatized children and families.

The YCTSR specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and families who have experienced a traumatic event. When children and adolescents experience overwhelming events, most will recover with the support of family and friends, but some will go on to develop symptoms of traumatic stress, including intrusive thoughts, heightened awareness, aggression, sleep disturbances, difficulty in school or other behavioral problems. Learn about the YCTSR Trauma Clinic here.

The YCTSR offers a range of treatments and interventions for children and adolescents who are struggling with traumatic reactions and disorders following violent or overwhelming events, including:

  • Acute Response, Assessment and Follow-up Coordinated Care following a potentially traumatic event
  • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
  • Long-term trauma treatment, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, and family therapy

In addition to providing services for children and their families, the YCTSR also offers training for clinicans and organizations on implementing CFTSI and TF-CBT, two evidence-based treatments for child trauma.

To learn more, contact the YCTSR at the link below: