Community Counseling of Bristol County Attleboro Clinic
Attleboro, MA. 2703
Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) is a components-based intervention designed for youth ages 0-21 that have been impacted by complex trauma and their caregiving systems. ARC is designed to treat youth with a variety of trauma-related problems (e.g., PTSD, behavioral disorders, and attachment disorders). ARC's main goal is trauma experience integration, and this is achieved through building trauma-informed caregiver skills and improving child-caregiver relationships (Attachment); assisting children with developing skills to manage internal experiences (Arousal); improving the child's ability to read social cues and appropriately communicate their needs (Regulation); and building problem solving skills and resilience (Competency). ARC has been reported to reduce children's post-traumatic stress symptoms and general mental health symptoms, as well as to increase adaptive and social skills. Caregivers have reported reduced distress and view their children's behaviors as less dysfunctional.