Description

Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model (ITTM) is a comprehensive and robust, 21-session manualized program informed by trauma theory, attachment theory and advanced CBT techniques. ITTM first works with the caregiver (and any adult with long-term involvement with the child) to address their own trauma histories and understand how trauma and the responses to it are influencing behaviors. Then, ITTM treats the child’s (ages 3 to 18) complex trauma. Each session is 60 – 90 minutes per week, and can be conducted in an outpatient clinic, community-based agency, or residential care.

Directly address caregivers’ traumatic experiences and the resulting impact on the parent-child relationship and the strength of that relationship; Resolve caregivers’ unresolved traumatic impact from childhood which is critical to achieving sustained changes in children’s emotional and behavior symptoms; Significantly reduce emotional and behavioral symptoms so that stronger bonds to caregiver will occur in children; Interrupt the inter-generational transmission of trauma which is a key mechanism of change; Engage and treat the caregiver which should result in greater changes in emotional disregulation, efficacy, empathy, and effectiveness.