TF-CBT
Trauma
Abuse
Trauma and the Brain
Impacts of Trauma
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What does TF-CBT stand for?

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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What is trauma?

trauma is a scary, dangerous, violent, or life threatening event that happens to a person

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Is physical or sexual abuse ever a child's fault?

No

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What happens to our thinking and emotional brain when we are triggered or experience an intense emotion?

They cannot communicate and we act on our emotions without thinking

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True or False: Trauma can impact our behaviors, mental health, relationships, emotions, physical health, and how our brain functions

True

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What are the components of TF-CBT?

P: psychoeducation

R: relaxation

A: affect (emotions)

C: cognitive coping

T: trauma narration

I: In-vivo exposure

C: conjoint session

E: enhancing safety

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Can a person experience more than one trauma?

Yes

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How might a child feel after being physically abused?

Scared, confused, angry, sad etc.

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True or False: When our thinking brain and emotional brain cannot communicate, we are more likely to use our coping skills.

False

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True or False: Trauma impacts our relationships with others.

True. People often struggle to form or maintain relationships, lack trust and a sense of safety with others, and struggle with social skills 

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What is the purpose of TF-CBT?

To help understand trauma, heal my own trauma, and help me feel better

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What are 3 examples of traumatic events?

Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, community or school violence, witnessing or experiencing domestic violence, natural disasters, sudden or violent loss of a loved one, war or acts of terrorism, serious accident or life threatening illness

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Can you tell just by looking at a child that he/she has been sexually abused?

No

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What is fight, flight, or freeze?

It is the survival mode our brain goes into when we are faced with danger. When we experience trauma we go into survival mode more often.

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How does trauma impact our emotions? (Give 2 examples)

Difficulty controlling emotions, difficulty recognizing emotions, difficulty using coping skills, increased sensitivity to stress, feel shame, guilt, anger, worry, hopeless, helpless, or scared, more reactive and irritable

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Why are you doing TF-CBT?

To work through trauma that is impacting your life.

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Who can have a traumatic experience? Does everyone react or experience trauma in the same way?

Anyone, No

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What is physical abuse?

Child physical abuse is when a caregiver commits an act that results in non-accidental injury from hitting, whipping, beating, biting, kicking, or anything that harms a child's/adolescent’s body. These acts typically leaves bruises

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True or False: Trauma can make it hard for us to solve problems, focus, and it can change the way our brain works

True

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How does trauma impact our behaviors? (Give 2 examples)

trouble regulating ourselves, more aggression, poor impulse control, sexual acting out, more withdrawn/isolated, reactive

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Where are you at in TF-CBT?

Psychoeducation
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What is a trauma trigger?

Something that reminds you of the trauma you experienced

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What is sexual abuse?

Child sexual abuse is defined as contact between adult or older child where child is touched or touches others or their private parts without consent

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What can we do when we are triggered or experiencing an intense emotion and our thinking brain and emotional brain cannot communicate?

Talk to an adult, try to take deep breaths, try to use other coping skills

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True or False: Avoiding trauma helps me in the long run.

False

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