ARC is a framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress. ARC identifies three core domains that are frequently impacted among traumatized youth, which are relevant to future resiliency. ARC provides a theoretical framework, core principles of intervention, and a guiding structure for providers working with these youth and their caregivers, while recognizing that a one-size-model does not fit all. ARC is designed for youth from early childhood to adolescence and their caregivers or care-giving systems.
Youth five to adolescent who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress; adaptations have been made for specific populations such as pre-/post- adoptive, internationally adopted, urban high-risk, Native Alaskan, juvenile justice-involved, child-welfare involved, and war refugee youth.