Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) is a psychosocial intervention for traumatized adolescents, adults, and families (foster and adoptive as well as biological), and for workforce and organizational responses to secondary/vicarious traumatization. TARGET provides education about the impact of complex traumatic stress on the brain’s stress response system, and strengths-based practical skills for re-setting the trauma-related alarm/survival reactions that occur in complex PTSD (the 7 FREEDOM skills, the T4 abbreviated skill set, and the SOS for mental focusing). TARGET can be delivered as a group, individual, family (in-home), and/or milieu intervention, with detailed manuals and handouts for each application. TARGET is disseminated on an organization/program-wide basis by Advanced Trauma Solutions, Inc. with preparation and readiness assessment, training, and ongoing fidelity monitoring and consultation to optimize its delivery with an internet-based quality assurance system. TARGET has been shown to be effective in randomized clinical trial studies with complex trauma populations including girls involved in delinquency, young mothers, incarcerated women, military veterans, and adults in substance abuse treatment, as well as in quasi-experimental field trials with boys and girls in juvenile detention and in juvenile justice mental health facilities.
|SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices TARGET Description|
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