border traumatic stress response center


The border traumatic stress response center is designed to provide evidence-based trauma-focused counseling services to youth between the ages of 3 and 17 that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.



traumatic events

Traumatic events include physical and sexual abuse; exposure to family, school and community violence; grief and loss; natural and man-made disasters; military related trauma; living with an impaired caregiver; and involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice system.



The BTSRC uses several evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Systems Therapy for Substance Abuse (TST-SA), and Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET).


community awareness

The BTSRC provides community presentations and training on child traumatic stress.



To be eligible for services, youth must be between the ages of 3 and 17 and have been exposed to a traumatic event.

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Program Director: Susana Rivera, Ph.D., LPC
Phone: +1 (956) 724 3177