Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Diverse parents and children on a grassy area blowing bubblesThis evidence-based treatment helps improve the relationship between children and caregivers in families experiencing frequent conflict, arguments, physical force and discipline, or physical child abuse.

The services last between four and 12 months.

Age Range: 5-17

Families may be eligible if:
  • They experience frequent conflicts.
  • The child exhibits behavior problems, including physical aggression.
  • Anger and verbal aggression, including emotional abuse, occurs.
  • The caregiver employs harsh physical discipline, physical aggression, or child physical abuse.
  • The child has trauma-related symptoms secondary to any of the above.

The Process for Applying

This service is specifically for children and families that are actively involved with Cuyahoga County’s Division of Children and Family Services. If you think you may need these services for your family, please let your caseworker or child protection specialist know. 


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Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

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Early Childhood Mental Health Services (ECMH)

Early childhood mental health services available to Cuyahoga County children.

Parent-Child Interactive Therapy

A supportive therapy service for children and families involved with the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapy for Cuyahoga County children with post-traumatic stress disorder or other problems related to traumatic life experiences.

Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up

Therapy to help residential caregivers in Cuyahoga County understand a child's cues and practice appropriate responses.

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