Sign up now for an upcoming webinar: Responding to Trauma: Intervening Early with Children and Families.Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CDT with Steven Marans, MSW, PhD.
This webinar will describe the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an evidence-based early intervention for children ages 7-18 years of age that was developed at the Yale Child Study Center for implementation in the days/weeks following a potentially traumatic event. A family strengthening model, CFTSI has been proven to be effective in reducing early post-traumatic stress symptoms; decreasing the likelihood of traumatized children developing long-term post-traumatic psychiatric disorders; and identifying children who need longer-term mental health care. The webinar will describe: the phenomena of trauma and trauma symptoms (including initial responses and longer-term consequences); the CFTSI model, an innovative, brief early intervention which helps to prevent PTSD; the CFTSI model’s implementation in real-life settings where traumatized children are served.
1. Recognize the phenomena of traumatic experience and the poor developmental outcomes for children when their traumatic experience goes unrecognized and unaddressed.
2. Discuss the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) model.
3. Review research supporting the evidence base of CFTSI.