Acknowledges that the experiences of Indigenous children have resulted in profound loss and complex trauma. Prior to the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, Indigenous children were systematically removed from the care and custody of their parents, their families, and their communities.
NCTSN position statements are developed collaboratively by members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in response to important issues in the field, and they are approved by the NCTSN Steering Committee.
Illustrates the NCTSN’s commitment to the principle and use of clinical treatments for children and adults who have experienced traumatic events that have undergone the rigor of scientific investigation and are consistent with the ethical responsibilities of clinical practice within the NCTSN.
Affirms the importance of addressing the impact of historical trauma, including slavery, in the lives of African Americans in the U.S.
Guides agency leaders, clinicians, trainers, and others in optimizing service provision to children and families affected by trauma.