A new intervention, the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), developed at the University of Pennsylvania, was able to prevent chronic and sub-clinical PTSD in 73 percent of children who had experienced a recent traumatic event. The intervention helps improve communication between child and caregiver, helps recognize and manage traumatic stress symptoms and teaches coping skills.
An article describing the research is available at Science Daily.
This is the citation to the journal article. Unfortunately we don’t have access to a full-text version.
Steven J. Berkowitz, Carla Smith Stover, Steven R. Marans. The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention: Secondary prevention for youth at risk of developing PTSD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02321.x