Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress (PATS)
The Program on Adolescent Traumatic Stress (PATS) aims to further adapt, develop, evaluate, and disseminate evidence-based, culturally relevant, trauma-informed interventions and resources for traumatized adolescents. By doing so, PATS hopes to increase access and build national capacity for the delivery of these interventions and services to this population.
PATS is working on three specific projects to accomplish these goals:
- The development of Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adolescents (TF-CBTa).
- Adaptations and development of National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) products supporting delivery of effective, trauma-informed, culturally competent services for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare services systems.
- Evaluation, dissemination and implementation of Risk Reduction through Family Therapy (RRFT).
The Learning Collaborative (LC) and Community-Based Learning Collaborative (CBLC) models will be utilized for evaluation, widespread implementation, and to increase community capacity to deliver these interventions to adolescents.