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Books & Articles

Treating Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolesce

How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency  

The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework can be used with children, parents, and other caregivers in a wide range of settings. The volume guides the clinician to identify key treatment goals and intervene flexibly to strengthen child–caregiver relationships and support healthy development and positive functioning. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, it is packed with case vignettes and clinical tools, including 79 reproducible handouts and forms.  

Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Chi

With contributions from prominent experts, this pragmatic book takes a close look at the nature of complex psychological trauma in children and adolescents and the clinical challenges it presents. Each chapter shows how a complex trauma perspective can provide an invaluable unifying framework for case conceptualization, assessment, and intervention amidst the chaos and turmoil of these young patients' lives.  

Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young A

Treating Complex Trauma in Adolescents and Young Adults is the first empirically-validated, multi-component manual to guide practitioners and students in the treatment of multi-traumatized adolescents and young adults. Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A) integrates a series of approaches and techniques, which are adapted according to the youth's specific symptoms, culture, and age.

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children

This volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly.

Article: Trauma-focused CBT for youth with complex

TF-CBT treatment phases are described and modifications of timing, proportionality and application are described for youth with complex trauma. 

Websites & Mobile Applications

Fact sheets on interventions for complex trauma

Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competence; Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents; Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children; Real Life Heroes; Strengthening Family Coping Resources; Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress; Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET); Trauma Systems Therapy.  

Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framew

Intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their caregiving systems.

ARC Grow

Twelve-session program designed to enhance resilient outcomes for families who are impacted by chronic adversity or stress. 

ARC Reflections Training Program

Free nine-session program to train foster parents to better care for children who have had traumatic experiences. 


Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in School: Partnering with school communities to promote healing, social justice, and school success.

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

A Workshop for Resource Parents (also known as RPC – Resource Parent Curriculum). Complete program FREE to download online. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences. This is the official TF-CBT National Therapist Certification Program, in which clinicians can become certified in the TF-CBT treatment model. 

Mobile application: TF-CBT Triangle of Life App

This app is designed to help therapists to implement TF-CBT cognitive processing with traumatized children.