The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) is an effective method for meeting the needs of children exposed to a recent traumatic event who are experiencing traumatic stress symptoms. Developed at the Yale Child Study Center, CFTSI is a structured yet flexible evidence-based early intervention model for youth 7 years old and older. It is used within 45 days after a traumatic event or after the recent disclosure of physical or sexual abuse. As a result, CFTSI helps reduce traumatic stress symptoms and prevent the onset of PTSD.
CHDI is working with DCF and the model developers at Yale University to disseminate CFTSI to behavioral health providers in Connecticut.
To see a list of Connecticut Providers trained in CFTSI, click on the link below.