The Sexual Trauma Recovery Program is driven by a Trauma-Focused-Cognitive Based Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a model that integrates elements of cognitive behavioral, family and empowerment therapies into a treatment designed to address the unique needs of clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other problems related to sexual trauma. This treatment model includes individual treatment components for children/clients ages 5-18, and for their parents or primary caregivers. It also can be adapted for adults suffering from sexual trauma as well. Several studies have demonstrated that TF-CBT is superior to other treatments in improving PTSD, depression, anxiety, shame, emotional and behavioral problems. Individualized treatment integrates the seven primary components of TF-CBT and includes: Psychoeducation and Parenting Skills, Relaxation, Affective Modulation, Cognitive Processing, Trauma Narrative, Co-joint parent-child sessions and Enhancing Safety. The process can be conducted individually or in group settings and may consist of 12-14 sessions.
For Children 6-12 years – 45 min to 1 hour sessions
For youth/adult 13-18+ years – 1 hour sessions
For Teen and Adult Groups – 1.5 hour sessions
Involves actions, active communication, movement and activities, rather than the more traditional “talk therapy”. This is done by way of expressive arts therapy, music therapy and psychodrama. This is a great way for continual care and forming healthy bonding and boundaries with others. It is approximately 6 sessions*
Time with the therapist will be focused on learning new skills to process thoughts and feelings around the traumatic experience. For younger clients, both client and parent will learn to manage distressing thoughts and behaviors and enhance personal growth, safety and family communication. Parents will also regain confidence in their parenting.
Persons experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges as a result of sexual trauma can benefit from this therapeutic intervention. Symptoms of PTSD include:
Founder and President, Clarence Sutton, created CTS through his vision of improving the quality of life for children who have experienced unfortunate situations beyond their control. Clarence’s passion for fostering and restoring a child’s belief in his/her potential has continued to be a motivating factor in the agency's and staff's best practices.