A 7-page fact sheet describing Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE) is now available. A dyadic psychotherapeutic intervention for enhancing the caregiver-child relationship and making behavior management more effective, PC-CARE combines teaching and coaching on how trauma exposure affects children’s mental health. Caregivers can be biological parents, relative caregivers, resource parents, grandparents, nannies, or anyone caring for a child. While caregivers play with the child, therapists coach them, pointing out their most effective strategies. The child is involved in the treatment process (teaching and coaching) as much as possible and appropriate. Siblings or foster siblings who are not participating in the intervention can be present during sessions. Multiple caregivers and/or multiple children can participate in the intervention using an adapted protocol.
[To download this resource, go to https://www.nctsn.org/interventions/parent-child-care]