You feel helpless as your child continues to struggle.
That traumatic event (e.g., domestic violence, mistreatment, neglect, abuse) affects your child both emotionally and physically.
Perhaps sadness and worrying keep your child from feeling secure and happy, creating anxiety, nightmares, and fearfulness.
Your child may have difficulty managing their emotions, and as a result, nothing seems manageable.
As the caregiver, you feel helpless and distressed as you watch your child struggle. You think, “What kind of parent am I?”
Relationships help reduce the struggles.
Early childhood experiences, both positive and negative, impact the child’s development, and these relationships are foundational in determining who they become as adults.
The caregiver plays an essential role in the child’s development by meeting the child’s emotional and physical needs.
The relationship between the caregiver and child is essential and helps address adverse events responsible for your child’s struggles.
Meeting those needs and supporting the child helps them get through hard times in their life.
Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) helps you form that relationship.
CPP utilizes a model of an intervention designed for children ranging in age from infants to preschool who have experienced trauma.
The primary goal of CPP is to help the caregiver and child to develop a strong relationship. Through this relationship and support from the caregiver, the child can overcome the trauma responsible for their negative responses to that experience.
The approach treats the caregiver and child as a unit and focuses on factors affecting them both. CPP helps the caregiver and child overcome the trauma and develop new behaviors that replace negative feelings.
Caregivers learn to provide support and affirmation that helps strengthen the relationship.
Stop the struggles and strengthen the relationship.
Let us work with you as you seek to understand and learn to address your child’s struggles.
CPP can help reduce symptoms of the trauma your child experienced. We focus on the parent-child relationship, and by doing this, negative responses become replaced with positive behavior.
We also help the parent or caregiver understand how the trauma affected the child, and we provide support and guidance on how the parent can encourage positive behavior.
There is no reason to take this journey alone. We would love to accompany you as we address your and your child’s struggles.