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Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at the Kennedy Krieger Institute


Delivery Approach:
  • Group
  • Individual
Delivery Format:
  • In-person
  • Virtual
Provider Requirements:
  • Licensed/Certified Professional Led
Type of Experience Addressed:
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse 
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Community Violence
  • Neglect 
  • Family Separation
  • Homicide/Familicide 
  • Grief/Bereavement 
  • Refugee/Immigration
  • Medical Trauma
  • Homelessness
  • Verbal/Emotional abuse
  • Mental Health Issues/Concerns
  • Hate Crimes
  • Systemic/Interpersonal Racism
  • Historical trauma
  • Trafficking
Engagement Methods:
  • Talk-based
  • Play-based
  • Culturally-Grounded
Level of Intervention:
  • Intervention
  • Greater than 12 weeks
  • Mental Health Setting
Program Details:
Type of services:

Offers several evidence-based practices TF-CBT, PCIT, CPP and more.

Program setting:


Length of program/number sessions:

Varies depending on model, clinic, setting and client presentation.

Type(s) of trauma addressed:

Physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, disrupted attachment, domestic and community violence.

Additional Information:

Serves many client families in which domestic violence is an issue, including homeless families.

Unique/Innovative Characteristics

Multi-disciplinary approach that integrates psychology, psychiatry, social work, and professional counseling.

Date Added/Updated:


Population Served

  • 0-5 (Early Childhood)
  • 6-12 (Childhood)
  • 13-17 (Adolescent)
  • 18-25 (Young Adult)
Population Language:
  • English
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Ethnic Racial Group:
  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Indigenous People – American Indian/Native American, Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Child and Non-abusive Parent/Caregiver
  • Child
  • Family
  • Grandparents
  • Survivor parent
  • Foster/Adoptive Parents
Population Adaptations:
Age range of children:

0-22 years old

Parent/adult caregiver included in intervention:

Yes, to varying degrees depending on intervention model.

Ethnic/racial and other groups served:

Not specified.

Languages available:

Spanish, English, American Sign Language


Theoretical basis:

Trauma-informed, systems, attachment, cognitive behavioral, and developmental theories.

Evaluation Studies:
Evaluation studies:

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress uses a wide range of interventions including several therapeutic options that have been evaluated and shown to be effective for children experiencing trauma.

Other publications relevant to the services offered:
Rated/Reviewed by Evidence Based Registries:

This intervention was not rated by the registries/databases we reviewed.

Training & Resources

Training Language:
  • English
Training Available:
  • Yes
Training Details:
Training available:

Yes. The Trauma Training Academy offers training on several interventions and on topics relevant to practice with children and families affected by trauma exposures.

Program Contact

Sarah Gardner, LCSW-C
Director of Clinical Services
Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute
1741 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205