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Caregivers - Types of Treatment

The North Carolina Child Treatment Program and Center for Child and Family Health train therapists across the state in multiple treatment models. You can work with a therapist from our find a therapist page to figure out which model may be a good fit for your child.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)

  • Children ages 0-5 years
  • Trauma-focused
  • For children who have been through a traumatic event and are experiencing behavioral and / or emotional problems
  • Focuses on the relationship between the child and caregiver and uses that relationship to help the child feel safe again

Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC)

  • Children ages 6-24 months
  • Focuses on children who have experienced early adversity / maltreatment (e.g., separation from caregiver, neglect)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Children ages 2-6 years
  • Trauma-focused
  • Provides highly-specific, step-by-step, live coached sessions with both the caregiver and the child
  • Caregivers are coached in specific skills as they interact in guided play with the child

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Children ages 3-21 years
  • Trauma-focused
  • For children who have experienced a traumatic event and are experiencing behavioral and / or emotional difficulties as a result
  • Children and caregivers work together to develop new skills to process the traumatic event and resolve behavioral / emotional difficulties

Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS)

  • Adolescents ages 12-18 years
  • Trauma-focused
  • Addresses the needs of chronically traumatized adolescents who may still be living with ongoing stress and are experiencing problems in several areas of functioning