Website and Online Resources

Opportunities to change the outcomes of traumatized children.

The mission of the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY) is to promote better lives, through better choices by youth, caregivers, and professionals for healthier responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of children and adolescents. NCSBY provides national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of youth with problematic sexual behavior, their child victims, and their families.

Issue Brief #3 translates emerging research and program practice into action steps for school staff to design and implement programs that meet the needs of children and youth who are exposed to violence. The goal is to build the capacity of schools to offer sensitive, timely, and appropriate interventions that ensure students’ well-being while supporting academic achievement.

Erika Tullberg, Claude Chemtob, Alison Hendricks, Joy Osofsky, and James Caringi all had articles published in CW360°: Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce. The Spring 2012 edition explores secondary traumatic stress (STS) in the child welfare workforce: how it develops, how to recognize symptoms in yourself and your colleagues, and intervention strategies for individuals and organizations. Although turnover and burnout are well known to the field of child welfare, the concept of secondary traumatic stress is relatively new and can be confused with burnout.

TF-CBT Web is a free web-based training course for learning Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for traumatic stress.

This web-based course for using Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with childhood traumatic grief was developed by the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital, and the Child Abuse Research and Education Institute at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.

The two websites After the Injury and Health Care Toolbox are the creations of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, a Network member. After the Injury helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families, a member of the Network, developed the TAPTraining website to provide information and training on Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP). TAP is an assessment and treatment model that incorporates ongoing assessment of child and family functioning into the selection and delivery of trauma-focused interventions.

The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth has developed this free online resource to help orient and educate staff working with homeless youth. The modules take a trauma-informed approach to such subjects as adolescent development; the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth; self-injury; and substance abuse. (The site requires Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher.)
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