• The Center’s goal from 2016 to 2027 is to enhance the ability of more than 80,000 peer and professional counselors to treat more than 200,000 children experiencing developmental trauma disorders and their caregivers.

A Treatment and Services Adaptation Center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The University of Connecticut Center for Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (CTDTD) brings together developers and disseminators of leading evidence-based child developmental trauma treatments to support providers nationally to achieve competence in the assessment and treatment of children and youth who have experienced developmental traumas such as maltreatment, family or community violence, interpersonal or relational victimization, and separation from or loss of primary caregivers.


Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) Field Trial

Partnering with Youth in Creative Arts

Partnering with Recovery-focused Community Organizations

Critical Moments and Turning Points in Therapy

The Taylor Family

Gun Violence in the Street

Cultural Sensitivity in Grounding a Young Woman with a PTSD Flashback Experience

The Resilience of Youth

The Impact of Developmental Trauma, COVID-19, and Beyond

Helping a Family Cope with the Treat of Revictimization

Supporting the lives of families and providers

What We Contribute

Collaborating with national experts, we use dramatized therapy sessions and discussions to raise awareness of childhood trauma’s developmental impact among clinical professionals, policymakers, families, affected youth and the public.

CTDTD has partnered with several grassroots organizations. Through these partnerships, we have been able to provide training, NCTSN products, and curricula to meet the needs of marginalized communities.

Recognition and Awards

We’re proud to have recieved recognition for our work. See full details.