Offers information about complex trauma, how it can impact youth, both good and harmful coping strategies, and ways to improve.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a variety of resources for children, youth, and young adults, to explain child trauma and its effects. These tip sheets, guides, and videos are designed with input from youth themselves, to help make sense of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to provide support and encouragement to grow and heal.
Provides guidance to youth, parents, caregivers, and others who work with youth about talking to the media after a mass violence event. This fact sheet details the rights of a child or adolescent when speaking with the media, as well as the signs of a good reporter.
Features a highly diverse cast of seven adolescents and young adults who examine the shared and unique challenges faced, mistakes made, and growth attained in the struggle to transcend legacies of developmental trauma.
Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to teens related to dating violence and sexual assault.
Illustrates how a parent can provide solace and support to a child after the death of a loved one.
Offers activities and a scenario for youth who have been ill or injured to help understand what it is they might be feeling.
Provides information to youth about how to talk about medical trauma with others. This tip sheet, a part of the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, includes a scenario to read that describes how therapy helped the youth in the story.
Provides children with information and activities to help cope with pain after an injury, illness, or medical stay.
Gives questions for youth to answer to determine if they have experienced community violence.
Supports students who are recovering from a hurricane. This fact sheet describes common reactions students may experience, suggests ways to enhance their capacity for coping, and gives a checklist of specific strategies students can use in the aftermath of the disaster.
Provides information to teens about sexual abuse. This fact sheet describes what sexual abuse is, how common it is, myths and facts about sexual abuse, and where to go for help.
Offers teens information about the differences between sex and sexual abuse. This fact sheet describes when sex is used as a weapon, including the use of physical force, emotional or psychological force, secrecy about sex, and victim blaming.