Research & Evaluation

The Trauma Section engages in research designed to influence practice and service delivery within mental health and law enforcement systems, as well as to improve direct clinical service for children and families affected by trauma.


Evaluation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention

A randomized controlled trial of this brief secondary prevention model for intervening with children and families exposed to violence and trauma was completed in 2009.


Evaluation of CFTSI in the Child Advocacy Center Setting

The impressive results of the CFTSI randomized controlled trial have been replicated by recent findings among children treated at Safe Horizon’s Child Advocacy Centers.


The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention Open Trial

To determine CFTSI effectiveness across multiple settings and populations, the Childhood Violent Trauma Center is designing open trial to study the effectiveness of the intervention across multiple...


The Child Development Community Policing Program Evaluation

An evaluation of the CD-CP Program Acute Response was completed in 2008 by Caliber Associates in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice.  The purpose of the evaluation was to look at the effects of a collaborative response by law enforcement and mental health professionals on children...

Law Enforcement Response

Evaluation of the Domestic Violence Home Visit Program

The DVHVIP was a specialized component of the Child Development-Community Policing program. The intervention focused on the central role of domestic violence in perpetuating the cycle of violence and translated what was been learned about the problem and impact of inter-personal violence into the development and...