The Louisiana Child Welfare Trauma Project (LCTP)

Youth PTSD Treatment (YPT): A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Intensive Training Opportunity for Qualified Providers




The Model: Youth PTSD Treatment (YPT) is a theory-based, 12-session, manual-driven protocol for individual treatment for 3-18 year-old children and adolescents. Youth PTSD Treatment has shown effectiveness in a trial of 7-18 year-old children. The preschool version, Preschool PTSD Treatment, has also shown effectiveness in a randomized trial of 3-6 year-old children. Both were developed by Mike Scheeringa, MD, MPH (in collaboration with Judy Cohen and Lisa Amaya-Jackson). This model shares many similarities with Trauma-Focused CBT, which many people may be familiar with, but differs in how anxiety management, exposure work, inclusion of parents, and very young children are approached.



Providers That Have Received Our Training:


Alexandria Region


Baton Rouge Region


Covington Region


Lafayette Region


Lake Charles Region


Monroe Region


New Orleans Region


Thibodaux Region


Shreveport Region


Spanish-Speaking Providers







This project is funded by the federal Children’s Bureau in the Administration of Children & Families