Adolescent Survivorsof Domestic Violence (11-17)
The Joseph J. Peters Institute provides services and treatment to adolescent survivors of physical violence, exposure to physical abuse and domestic violence.
Our evidence-based treatments include Cognitive Behavior TherapyCognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that helps address distortions in thinking to alleviate depression and anxiety. The treatment takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are at the root of a person’s difficulties, ultimately changing the way he or she feels and experiences the world, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment specifically developed for children and adolescents suffering from the effects of trauma. It builds on the strengths of the child and caregiver through counseling and learning, among other interventions, to reduce the symptoms related to trauma. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognize this treatment for its efficacy, family services when appropriate, as well as psychiatric care.