The therapy has also been proven to decrease shame, improve parenting skills, and strengthen the child-caregiver relationships. Depending on the type of trauma (single event or complex trauma) it can range from 12-15 sessions or 25-30 sessions. Trauma Focused CBT is provided by Behavioral Health at no cost and we are the only providers in the county . The child’s experience and reaction to the event is what determines trauma, not the event itself as children are very resilient.
A Fresno Bee article in November of 2014 cited several studies that shows untreated childhood trauma not only has an impact on the mental and emotional wellness of the individual as a child and later adult, but it also has an direct impact on health problems, addictions, educational attainment, job security and poverty. Addressing childhood trauma is critical in improving the lives of those children, families and our community.