Indian Country Child Trauma Center

Indian Country Child Trauma Center
Posted 10/22/2020

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC), which was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families has adapted four trauma-related treatment protocols. The treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines developed by ICCTC incorporates both common and tribal-specific Native cultural perspectives and traditions; focuses on principles of current evidence-based models; accommodates the significant individual-to-individual variability in cultural identity among AI/AN people. For a fee, ICCTC provides training in the different models developed. The models include Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Cultural Adaptation of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which supports training in the clinical treatment of child physical and sexual abuse; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is a clinic-based, individual , short‐term treatment for children ages four to eighteen that involves individual sessions with the child; Honoring Children, Making Relatives (Cultural Adaptation of Parent Child Interaction Therapy) which incorporates American Indian and Alaskan Native teachings into the basic format of Parent‐Child Interaction Therapy and parent as well as joint parent child sessions.