-Topic: The topic is to examine the effectiveness of TF-CBT on adolescences

-Topic: The topic is to examine the effectiveness of TF-CBT on adolescences age 12-17 who experience trauma in the United States.

Problem: The problem is adolescents require an effective evidence-based intervention to help them cope with trauma.

-Gap in services: The study reports gaps in literature of insufficient research on trauma exposure and the impact of TF-CBT on children with developmental disabilities and further research is needed (Gilderthorp, 2015; Hoch & Youssef, 2019; Keesler, 2020; Byrne, 2020).

-Please find supporting evidence to this gap and problem and include it below.

-Framework: Theoretical Framework

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) explores ways trauma can impact people’s mental health and how they perceive and experience the world for a long time. It aids those who have been through trauma in seeing themselves as resilient while still educating them on how to properly regulate their emotions (Peters et al.,2021). According to Peters et al. (2021), TF-CBT is an effective technique for treating various mental disorders, including PTSD. TF-CBT has helped many people to report a sense of hope in their lives (Peters et al., 2021). For this reason, TF-CBT is a significant approach to handling trauma among individuals, mostly adolescents aged 12-17 in America.

A traumatic event refers to an experience of violence, injury or threat of violence, sexual assault or abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction that goes beyond what a person can tolerate and causes either psychological distress or physical harm. Most adolescents and adults have experienced one traumatic event in their lifetime (Kelber, 2019). The cumulative effect of these experiences has lifelong consequences such as profoundly poor health, including mental and physical, and poorer educational achievement (Kelber et al., 2019). According to Kelber (2019), traumatic events are associated with psychological harm; thus, treatment is required. As a result, TF-CBT is among the commonly integrated strategies in dealing with traumatic stress and is mostly applied in treating adolescents with a traumatic disorder in the United States (Peters et al., 2021).

Directions: Please provide the following for each and use the information above as a guide.

Project Questions

Questions align with topic, problem, and supporting evidence, including definition of terms.

Statement of Primary Question(s)

Provide 1-3 project questions that align with the topic, problem, and supporting evidence within the program. Suggested length 1paragraph.

Definition of Terms

Present a list of terms and definitions that relate to the program, topic, problem, gap, program, and project framework. Suggested length 2 paragraphs.

Use current (within 5-7 years), scholarly, PRIMARY resources to support statements. Textbooks are not primary resources. Peer-reviewed only! These and dissertations are not considered peer-reviewed published articles. Use APA style in citing all resources.