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Site Development and Maintenance is a resource for the public, professionals, and others who care about children and are concerned about child traumatic stress.

It is the web site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The NCTSN site is maintained by the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) in consultation with the NCTSN Steering Committee as well as advisors from among NCTSN member centers and the public. NCTSN itself receives advice and guidance from its National Advisory Board.

Many of the materials on have been created by collaborative groups of NCTSN members. These materials contain author credits. In most cases, uncredited materials have been developed by NCCTS professional staff with guidance from the NCCTS Executive Committee and various NCTSN members.

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Some of the materials on the website are copyrighted. Readers are welcome to download, print, and distribute materials as long as no fees are charged for copies of this publication in the format in which they are presented on the website, including identifying logos, footers, and title pages. If you are interested in adapting or licensing use of NCTSN materials, please email


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National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (date or n.d. if no date is given). Title in italics and sentence case. Retrieved Month day, year, from[name of file].

For example, information taken from the Trauma Types page would be cited as follows:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.). Trauma types. Retrieved January 21, 2007, from

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