Mulberry Center - Providing Evidence-Based Therapy Services
CAC/NEPA has expanded its Trauma Therapy Services to include two Evidence-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Programs: Trauma-Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) components. TF-CBT is recognized as being one of the most successful treatments for individuals between 3-21 years, who have experienced significant traumatic event(s). TF-CBT is highly effective in decreasing PTSD symptoms, depression, anxiety, externalizing behavioral, sexualized behavior, and shame, while improving trauma processing, relationships, and social competence. PCIT is a dyadic behavioral intervention treatment for children and their parents/caregivers, which focuses on diminishing “external” behavior problems while improving coping/social skills and parent-child relationships.
Child Abuse is a community problem, which requires a community response. We cannot change what has already happened to the children we serve, but we can change what happens next so that they have a brighter future. CAC/NEPA’s program will enrich the availability of evidence-based mental health services in our community to serve child abuse victims. We must strive to provide the best services possible for children so that they can heal from their traumatic experiences so that their experiences do not have a lasting effect on their future. Our evidence-based therapy program provides youth and families with opportunities for competency development through treatment to overcome traumatic experiences.