Article: Behind the dissemination: TFCBT for use w...

The data behind the dissemination: A systematic review of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for use with children and youth.

The aim of this study is to systematically investigate the evidence of TF-CBT's ability to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and behavior problems in children and youth who have survived trauma. The pooled estimates strongly suggest that TF-CBT is more effective than attention control, standard community care and waitlist control conditions, both immediately and 12 months after the termination of treatment. Therefore, TF-CBT is an effective intervention for the treatment of PTSD in youth. However, clinicians may consider using highly similar alternatives with the presumption that these alternatives are likely to deliver similar results.

Cary, C. E., & McMillen, J. C. (2012). The data behind the dissemination: A systematic review of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for use with children and youth. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.01.003