What's New

Check here for the Network's most recent products, website updates, and initiatives. Items are listed in the order they were released, with the newest items listed first.

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October - December 2016

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Resources for TN Fatal Bus Accident
July - September 2016

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources

The Impact of Natural and Technological Disasters on Children, Families, and Communitites (4) (2016) (PDF)
This resource provides an overview of natural and technological disasters and their relationship to child trauma. The resource also offers policy-relevant, child trauma-focused recommendations to assist policymakers in their response to natural and technological disasters.

April - June 2016

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Providers will find information about veteran families’ experiences, challenges, and opportunities that accompany their transition to civilian life and, in addition, a list of key questions to ask to new clients, questions not typically included in behavioral health screening.

Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System(2016) (PDF)
Children who come to the attention of the juvenile justice system are a challenging and underserved population. Among the resources the NCTSN has developed to help juvenile justice professionals understand and provide trauma-focused services to these youth is the Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System. The eight elements discussed include Trauma-Informed Policies and Procedures, Identification/Screening of Youth Who Have Been Traumatized, Clinical Assessment/Intervention for Trauma-Impaired Youth, Trauma-Informed Programming and Staff Education, Prevention and Management of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), Trauma-Informed Partnering with Youth and Families, Trauma-Informed Cross System Collaboration, and Trauma-Informed Approaches to Address Disparities and Diversity.

Staying Safe While Staying Connected Tips for Caregivers (2016) (PDF)
This resource gives parents, family members, and other caregivers valuable information on teens and their use of social media. When caregivers know about the dangers of internet communication, they can give their teens the facts needed to stay safe. The factsheet covers “sexting” and the social and legal ramifications; the danger that apps can present; ways youth can protect their identity and personal information; recommendations about parental monitoring; and ways to keep communication open and support your teen if s/he is being cyberbullied.

Secondary Trauma and Child Welfare Staff: Guidance for Suervisors and Administrators (2016) (PDF)
This fact sheet provides information on how STS manifests itself in child welfare, the kinds of staff who are at risk for STS, and strategies for prevention and intervention STS.

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January - March 2016

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Website
EBT Training Guidelines
The NCTSN Training and Implementation Program is pleased to announce the launch of our first phase of NCTSN Training Guidelines. The release includes Training Guidelines on the following models: TF-CBT, CBITS, PCIT, SFCR, and TARGET. These documents complement the existing EBT Fact Sheets and are available now as a PDF on the NCTSN. Click here to access.

NCTSN Core Data Set Reading List

Refugee Trauma Webpages

Policy Web Page

NCTSN Resources

Resilience and Child Traumatic Stress (2016) (PDF)
The Resilience and Child Traumatic Stress fact sheet provides an overview of resilience and what it can mean for children who experience a traumatic event. The resource emphasizes that most children recover and that it is not the fault of the child who might have problems afterwards. Additionally, the fact sheet highlights factors that may enhance resilience in children after traumatic events, in addition to describing basic ways resilience can be incorporated into treatment and services for children and youth.  This fact sheet was developed for the public, mental health providers, and other child serving professionals.   

Children with Traumatic Separation: Information for Professionals (2016) (PDF)
The relationship with a parent or primary caregiver is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. However, many children experience the loss of a caregiver, either permanently due to death, or for varying amounts of time due to other circumstances. Children may develop posttraumatic responses when separated from their caregiver.

Help Kids Cope App

Is your family ready for the next disaster? Do you talk to your children about potential disasters BEFORE they happen? Would you know what to say to help calm and support your preschooler, your schoolage child, or your teenager? Do you have checklists handy to prepare your family for a tornado, flood, earthquake, windstorm, or other disaster? Have any idea how to keep kids occupied and distracted  when the power is out? Do you know what reactions to disaster to expect from your children (which are common and which should concern you)? Be ready WHEN disaster strikes!

Implementation Summit Panel Webinar and Products
The 2015 NCTSN Implementation Summit was held in May 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Utilizing experts from within and outside of the NCTSN, the two-day Summit was the first NCTSN meeting to focus on advancing knowledge, sharing, and clarifying implementation information and strategies. You will find links to Implementation Summit products: a summary webinar and video and print resources developed to support the Summit and NCTSN implementation efforts.

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma (2015)
This training provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities who have experienced trauma.

What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice? (2016) (PDF)
Family members are more likely to show up and continuously engage in the treatment process when a service provider welcomes their participation and respects their experiences. The Partnering with Youth and Families Committee of the NCTSN developed a one-page, two-sided tip sheet for providers seeking to build a trauma-responsive practice to share power with families, youth, and children. If you are a family member, you may want to show What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice? to current or future service providers. The tip sheet discusses the importance of enhanced participation and its positive outcomes for trauma-informed care.

Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection (2016) (PDF)
The Partnering with Youth and Families Committee of the NCTSN developed a one-page, two-sided tip sheet entitled Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection for providers to use to explore sharing power in trauma-responsive care. Providers also can use the tool to “wear the hats” of others at their agency—parent, intake worker, administrator, and more—to help broaden perspective and deepen their insights. The tip sheet covers these topics: language and tone (of agency outreach materials), intake and registration, conducting an initial meeting, giving assessment/evaluation feedback (for example, jargon-free), the course of care, obstacles and crises, and ending treatment services.

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