Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery

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Welcome to the CYFTRR

A member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network


The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery (CYFTRR) was founded in 2009 in order to offer the most effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse.

The Center provides a range of interventions for children and their families and addresses the physical and psychological symptoms. In addition, we assist families to cope with many of the related issues that frequently occur in the aftermath of traumatic events. We are the only provider in the Philadelphia area that offers an effective early intervention for youth who have had a recent traumatic experience as well as treatments for youth with existing PTSD and posttraumatic difficulties. 

We treat patients at Pennsylvania Hospital's Hall Mercer Community Mental Health Center (245 S. 8th Street) and at 3535 Market Street.

Please click here for map and directions to our office locations.

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To make an appointment, or inquire further about our services, please call: 215-829-5467.