424 239 6472

The DAZ Parent and Child

Trauma Treatment Program (PACTT) actively engages and

works intensively with 

parents, caregivers or foster parents

throughout the child’s treatment.

¨    Each Child receives a Comprehensive Mental Health Evaluation to assess depression, PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, developmental and learning issues which provides information to caregivers and social workers regarding treatment planning.

¨ Parent and child are assigned separate therapists who are trained in TF-CBT and CPC-CBT.

¨ Every session begins with the parent and child meeting individually with their own therapist and concludes with conjoint parent-child sessions and the two therapists. 

¨ The parent therapist is a parent advocate who is available to the parent and social worker by telephone or virtual sessions. 

Sessions are held in offices throughout Los Angeles and the South Bay or in the family’s home. In-Home Therapy. 




¨ CPC-CBT is an evidence-based practice designed to address the needs of at-risk children and families, developed by Melissa K. Runyon, PhD in collaboration with Esther Deblinger, PhD. (TF-CBT)

¨ CPC-CBT is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and incorporates elements TF-CBT.  It is designed for families who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or domestic violence, and uses treatment elements from motivational, family systems, trauma, and developmental theories.

¨ CPC-CBT is effective for children (ages 3-18) and their parents who are at-risk for or who have already engaged in physically abusive behavior towards their children.

¨ At-risk may be defined as those families who have had multiple referrals to DCFS with no substantiation, as well as those families who report using excessive physical punishment with their children. It may also include parents who experience high levels of stress, perceive their children’s behavior as extremely challenging, and fear they are going to lose their temper with their children.

¨ Research has demonstrated that CPC-CBT helps children and families recover from the negative effects of excessive physical discipline and trauma such as sexual abuse, witnessing domestic violence and other trauma.

¨ CPC-CBT has been included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Practices and Programs (NREPP) website.


Benefits of Parent/Caregiver Involvement: 

¨ Therapist and social worker have access to invaluable information about child’s history, level of functioning and progress in treatment.

¨ Therapist can address family issues.

¨ Parent/Caregiver can support child’s treatment.

¨ Parent/Caregiver can learn skills to help child cope with feelings and behaviors that may arise as part of the treatment process.

¨ Parent/Caregiver is an invaluable member of the treatment team

¨ Parental involvement increases the success of child’ treatment.


If your child is being seen by a DAZ therapist,


is available 24/7

for parents, caregivers, foster parents and social workers.

Call and speak with a trauma expert about any question or concern

regarding your child’s trauma behaviors, parenting or TFCBT.

424 239 6472


CPC-CBT empowers parents or caregivers to use effective, positive parenting skills,

assists children in overcoming trauma and
strengthens parent-child relationships.

















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