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Policy Issues

Collaborative work with policymakers has been an essential part of the mission and activities of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network since it began in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act. The UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, the coordinating center for the NCTSN, has emphasized education and awareness raising about child trauma policy issues at the federal, state, and local levels and in partnership with national organizations and agencies.

Policy Activities and Task Force

NCCTS policy activities are guided by Ellen Gerrity, PhD, Diane Elmore Borbon, PhD, MPH, and Lauren Absher, MSW, in collaboration with the NCTSN Policy Task Force.

NCTSN Resources

The policy resources below address research, education, and training, and include NCTSN products and materials developed by the NCCTS Policy Program and the NCTSN Policy Task Force.