Child Survivors of Domestic Violence (3-10)
The Joseph J. Peters Institute understands that children who have witnessed violence are at increased risk of trauma. We are committed to reducing the effects of that trauma and promoting restoration and resiliency.
The Institute offers evidence-based therapy to help children heal. Services include Cognitive Behavioral and Supportive InterventionsCognitive 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 persons 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.