Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model, The (ITTM)
What: A comprehensive and robust, 21-session manualized program informed by trauma theory, attachment theory and advanced CBT techniques. How: ITTM first works with the caregiver to addressed their own trauma histories and understand how Trauma and the responses to it are influencing behaviors. In the process, ITTM develops the caregiver's capacity to work in conjunction with the therapist,as an expert, to support trauma intervention with their child(ren). Parents/ Caregivers are intensively involved in the treatment process on behalf of and later with their children.
Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)
0-5, 6-12, 13-17, >17, Parent/Adult
Directly address caregivers’ traumatic experiences and the resulting impact on the parent-child relationship and the strength of that relationship, Resolve caregivers’ unresolved traumatic impact from childhood which is critical to achieving sustained changes in children’s emotional and behavior symptoms, Significantly reduce emotional and behavioral symptoms so that stronger bonds to caregiver will occur in children, Interrupt the inter-generational transmission of trauma which is a key mechanism of change, Engage and treat the caregiver which should result in greater changes in emotional disregulation, efficacy, empathy, and effectiveness.
QIC Target Group
General - 3
QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels
LEVEL 6: General Population
QIC level of Evidence
LEVEL 4: Promising Practice
Intervention Web Site/URL
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/the-intergenerational-trauma-treatment-model-ittm/detailed
- Purveyor Information Sheet: Intergenerational-Trauma-Treatment-Model-Intervention.pdf