impact of trauma

Effective treatments take 15 to 20 years to become incorporated into routine health care (Institute of Medicine, 2001).

The Texas Mental Health Transformation initiative has begun a project to support the dissemination of an evidence-based treatment for youth who have experienced trauma.  Building on the work of two Texas System of Care communities, providers are implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) within their service systems.  Receiving training and on-going support from a certified trainer, therapists are increasing access to this treatment within their local communities.  An evaluation of this effort will focus on the outcomes for youth and families involved in the project.

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Funding for this project was made possible in part by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA grant number 5U79SM057485‐04. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.