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Working with Families



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Working with Families

Families, friends, and others are affected by trauma as well as the person who experienced the event or events. Find information below to incorporate family in treatment. Also see Treating Specific Groups: Children.

Basic Information on PTSD and Families

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD
    This online course provides information about the inclusion of partners in PTSD treatment and describes Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD.
  • PTSD and the Family
    Gives an overview of the effects of PTSD on family members and includes some general advice for providers.
  • When a Child's Parent Has PTSD
    Explains the common problems experienced by children of Veterans or other adults with PTSD. Provides recommendations for how to cope with these difficulties.
  • Couples and PTSD
    This PTSD 101 online course describes research on PTSD and intimate relationship problems. Discusses rationale and methods for including partners and loved ones in assessment and treatment.

Military Families

Other Resources

  • Web Links: Children and Adolescents
    Links to information specific to children and adolescents dealing with trauma, including general and military-focused organizations and resources.
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