Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories.

CPP is delivered weekly for 1 to 1.5 hours, and services are provided in the home, community agency, outpatient clinic, or school for approximately one year.

Support and strengthen the relationship between a child and caregiver, improve cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning