February 21, 2018

How Brief Therapy Helps Traumatized Kids

A new report finds that children who are abused or neglected are 59% more likely than those who were not victimized to be arrested as juveniles, 28% more likely to be arrested as adults, and 30% more likely to commit a violent crime. They also face much higher rates of teenage pregnancy and are likelier to abuse or neglect their own children.  But there’s good news: The report describes a remarkably effective brief intervention, sometimes only 4 to 6 sessions with a trained clinician, that greatly diminishes symptoms in traumatized children and those who care for them.  Read more

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