Trauma Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC)

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Program/Intervention Name

Trauma Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC)


Assessment and Measurement Instruments for Target Populations, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement, Trauma Treatment

Program/Intervention Description

Trauma Adapted Family Connections is a conceptual model for working with families experiencing complex developmental trauma was developed that identifies the core components for such work. It builds on Family Connections principles and service components to provide trauma-focused interventions across five, broad domains: 1) trauma-focused family assessment and engagement, 2) psycho-education to teach family members about trauma symptomatology, 3) a focus on building safety capacity with the community and immediate environment, 4) trauma informed parenting practices and education, and 5) trauma informed approaches to working with families.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12, 13-17, Parent/Adult

Program Goals/Outcomes

1) positive change over time in protective factors (parenting attitudes, parenting competence, social support); 2) diminished risk factors (parental depressive symptoms, parenting stress, life stress); and 3) improved child safety (physical and psychological care of children) and child behavior (internalizing and externalizing behavior).

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 5: Better Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Kathryn S. Collins, MSW, PhD


University of Maryland School of Social Work

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(410) 706-0814

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)

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