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What We Do

TRUE Center increases equitable access to trauma-based training, intervention, and prevention services for children, families, community members, and professionals in the DC metropolitan area.

Current Services

Current Services


It’s common for family members to have questions about their child’s behavior and reactions following a traumatic experience. Programs include caregivers and are most successful with active participation. We can provide a brief assessment to help answer your questions and determine if treatment is recommended.

Child and Family Therapy

Our clinicians are experts in time-limited treatments that have been shown by research to work for children who have experienced trauma. All programs are designed for weekly caregiver attendance and active participation to be most effective.


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by trauma. 

Community  & Professional Training

We offer tailored presentations aimed at supporting caregivers and community groups, as well as training presentations and consultations designed for professionals in child-serving systems.


We offer tailored presentations aimed at caregivers and community groups. Each presentation is developed in response to the specific needs of the caregiver or community group requesting it. We can cover a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, trauma education, child abuse awareness and prevention, understanding typical vs. problematic sexual behavior in children, and increasing coping in the face of every day or traumatic stress.

Community Training

Coming in the Future:

Coming Soon

Child and Family Therapy

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention 

CFTSI is a brief, evidence‐based early intervention for children that reduces traumatic stress reactions and the onset of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). CFTSI is implemented shortly following a traumatic event or the disclosure of physical or sexual abuse.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy 

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with behavioral problems. PCIT with traumatised children helps alleviate trauma symptoms and gives caregivers specific strategies to help their child with emotion regulation

Treatment for
Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Problematic sexual behaviors involve inappropriate or harmful touching of body parts. With the right support, children can learn strategies to improve impulse-control skills, remain in control of their bodies, and follow home and school rules. We offer cognitive-behavioral treatments designed to treat incidents of problematic sexual behavior.

Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

PSB-CBT is a family-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, and supportive treatment designed to reduce or eliminate incidents of problematic sexual behavior. This program is designed with weekly caregiver attendance and active participation.

Immigration-Related Trauma

Immigrants who have experienced trauma, fear, and family separation are subject to a variety of psychological stressors and mental health challenges. We offer assessments and interventions to help immigrants heal and thrive.

We offer forensic evaluations to youth and adults seeking asylum, refugee status, T nonimmigrant status, or U nonimmigrant status in the United States. These evaluations are provided by licensed practitioners, with expertise in conducting such testing.


Affordable Services for All

We are committed to helping regardless of the ability to pay. Qualification for the Clinic is determined by your current financial situation and gross combined household income. Insurance is neither required nor accepted at this time.


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