Overcoming Childhood Trauma

A therapeutic programme established for young people who are Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Many young people’s experiences with trauma will differ, traumatic experiences can be associated with adverse living situations such as, physical abuse, household substance abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence to name a few.

Experiencing early childhood trauma can cause an overwhelming stress on a young person’s self-regulation, threaten their wellbeing and indicate that the world is unpredictable, dangerous and uncontrollable. Intervening with childhood trauma as early as possible shows promising outcomes, encouraging the young person to see that their trauma does not define them, and it is only one part of their life story.

Experiencing early childhood trauma can cause an overwhelming stress on a young person’s self-regulation, threaten their wellbeing and indicate that the world is unpredictable, dangerous and uncontrollable. Intervening with childhood trauma as early as possible shows promising outcomes, encouraging the young person to see that their trauma does not define them, and it is only one part of their life story.

The OCT programme comprises both individual and group intervention programmes, adopting a trauma-informed approach. The individual work consists of 60 therapeutic sessions in total, separated into two blocks of 30 sessions. In the first block, the young person engages in 6 sessions from each of the modules outlined which cover a range of areas that can be impacted by experience of childhood trauma. The second block builds upon the first 30 sessions and explores the topics in more depth.