for people ages 6-11 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
study started
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Principal Investigator
by Lauren C Ng, PhD (ucla)



This study will implement a brief Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) intervention for children, the Primary Care Intervention for PTSD (PCIP) delivered through telehealth (computer or smartphone delivery), to 10 youth age 6-11 and their caregivers.

Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) randomized pilot feasibility trial (n=10 to treatment and 10 to waitlist control) to refine the intervention, study procedures, and explore effectiveness.

Following RE-AIM guidelines, the investigators will assess:

  1. Reach: patient participation in intervention delivery (out of all those asked to participate) and retention rate (out of all those who consented to participate and completed at least two intervention sessions)
  2. Adoption: patients and their parents/guardians will complete screening and intervention satisfaction ratings.

To understand patient experiences with the intervention and to identify and explain positive or negative treatment mechanisms or effects, the investigators will conduct post-intervention semi-structured interviews with the participating patients, their parents/guardians, and with providers.

This treatment ranges from 1-4 sessions which last 50 minutes per session. The first session will cover psychoeducation about PTSD symptoms in children that can be delivered to the parent or both the parent and child. The first session will also teach the parent and child a breathing technique to combat the physiological impact of PTSD in children. The subsequent sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of the child's most distressing PTSD symptom cluster including hyper arousal, negative changes in cognition and mood, avoidance, re-experiencing. Each session contains coping skills that the parent and child can learn together. There is also material for parents to address behavior problems in youth. This treatment will be delivered via telehealth.

Official Title

Adaptation of the Primary Care Intervention for PTSD for Children Aged 6 to 11


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Children, Primary Care, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Randomized Pilot Feasibility Trial, Traumatic Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Primary Care Intervention for PTSD (PCIP) Youth aged 6 -11


You can join if…

Open to people ages 6-11

  1. Patient referred to the SHARK Program
  2. Patients must be at least 6 years old
  3. The patient's legal guardian is able and willing to provide informed consent for the patient to participate in the study;
  4. Patient is able to complete study activities in English.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Suicidal ideation with a plan within the last two weeks or a suicide attempt within the past 30 days;
  2. Inability to provide informed consent or assent, and/or complete procedures in English.
  3. Patient is over the age of 11


  • University of California Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health


accepting new patients
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University of California, Los Angeles
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