TARGET Curricula

With TARGET as the foundation, you can tailor your program’s approach to dealing with chronic stress and trauma to accommodate your setting, circumstance, population served, and staff dynamics, no matter how diverse or segmented your need.

All TARGET curricula feature:

• An introduction to stress and the brain;
• Learning and applying the FREEDOM Steps for resetting the brain’s stress alarm
and activating the memory and thinking centers; and
• Program staff and/or clinical staff training options

Choosing the Right TARGET
Curriculum and Scale for Your Program

TARGET Curricula:

  • TARGET for Adolescents

    Preteens, teens, and young adults (ages 11-21) participate in individual sessions or gender-specific groups of 3-8 participants for 10 learning and skill sessions that promote recovery  from traumatic stress and build key psychosocial competencies by enhancing their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulation.

  • TARGET for Adults

    Adults participate in individual sessions or gender-specific groups of 3-8 participants for 10 learning and skill sessions that promote recovery from traumatic stress and build key psychosocial competencies by enhancing their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral self-regulation.

  • TARGET for Families

    Children, youth, and parents or other primary caregivers meet together and separately with a TARGET-trained therapist for 12 sessions. This helps them, as a family, learn to apply the seven FREEDOM skills to overcome the adverse effects of past trauma, and strengthen supportive relationships.

  • T4

    TARGET in 4 Steps Adolescent

    Four sessions in either group or one-to-one format for youth ages 11-21. T4 provides psychoeducation on stress and the brain, and includes 3 of the FREEDOM skills for preventing extreme stress reactions by resetting the brain's stress alarm and activating the brain's memory and thinking centers.

  • T4

    TARGET in 4 Steps Adult

    Four sessions in either group or one-to-one format for adults.

    T4 provides psychoeducation on stress and the brain, and includes 3 of the FREEDOM skills for preventing extreme stress reactions by resetting the brain's stress alarm and activating the brain's memory and thinking centers.

  • T-Care

    TARGET trauma-informed care

    In a one-day training, line and professional staff, administrators, and officials (such as judges or legislators) learn the TARGET approach. They will learn to apply the knowledge and skill set to maximize their own work and personal effectiveness to mitigate the adverse impact of work stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.