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Healing Early Childhood Trauma

Trauma Transformed recognizes that traumatic events have a profound sensory impact on young children and that young children are exposed to traumatic stressors at rates similar to those of older children.  In one study of children aged 2-5, more than half had experienced a severe stressor in their lifetime. (Egger and Angold, 2004). 

This Community of Practice page highlights two (2) evidence-based and promising practices aimed at helping young children and their families heal from the impact of trauma and reduce numbers of young children entering foster care.—CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy) and TIP-ECE (Trauma Informed Practice in Early Childhood Education).

  • CPP is a treatment for trauma-exposed children aged 0-5. Typically, the child is seen with his or her primary caregiver, and the dyad is the unit of treatment.  A central goal is to support and strengthen the caregiver-child relationship as a vehicle for restoring and protecting the child’s mental health. Trauma Transformed works closely with the San Francisco Child Trauma Research Program to disseminate CPP to over 35 clinicians across the Bay Area.  Learn more about CPP

  • WestEd’s TIP-ECE are research-based learning modules to support early childhood teachers, providers, and caregivers to be equipped with skills and knowledge that promote caring and responsive programs for children, from prenatal through 8 years old affected by various forms of trauma.  Learn more about TIP-ECE

Find Providers

Use the Resource Portal to locate specific services offering CPP in your area.

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