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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.

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Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists after Mass Violence

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

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Never Give Up: A Complex Trauma Film by Youth for Youth

Type: Video

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.

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When It Hurts: Dealing with Pain

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides children with information and activities to help cope with pain after an injury, illness, or medical stay.

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College Students Coping After the Hurricane

Type: Tip Sheet

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.

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Sex? Or Sexual Abuse? Respect Yourself—Know the Difference

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

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