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All NCTSN Resources

The following resources on child trauma were developed by the NCTSN. To find a specific topic or resource, enter keywords in the search box, or filter by resource type, trauma type, language, or audience.

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Digital Diaries: Samantha

Type: Webinar

Features Samantha, a high school student, and her trauma therapist, Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King. Samantha is a composite of several young women, not an actual client, and is portrayed by an actress in order to protect privacy.

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Psychological First Aid for Unaccompanied Children

Type: Special Resource

Is a evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions.

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AJ's Story About Not OK Touches

Type: Special Resource

Is designed to be read by a supportive adult (parent/caregiver, therapist) to a child (ages 5-10, or as developmentally appropriate) who has engaged in a Not OK touch or problematic sexual behaviors with another child.

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Data At-A-Glance: Synergy: Why Two Can Be Greater than Four or More

Type: Report

Offers providers information about synergy for children who experience trauma. This fact sheet is a summary of important points from a NCTSN Core Data Set publication developed to help providers understand whether certain pairs of trauma and adversity have more additive synergy than others.

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Helping a Transgender Youth Find Safety and Belonging

Type: Webinar

Outlines how during the of the pandemic, young people have faced increased isolation and disconnection. This webinar features Aiden, a transgender youth dealing with discrimination, ridicule, and exile from his peers, community, and family, being isolated at home for months has become almost unbe

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Using Implementation Science When Delivering the RPC

Type: Podcast

Features Jared Martin, a Research Associate with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, describing the use of implementation science to accomplish the goal of sustainability in conversation with Lorena Avitea, LCSW, a Trauma Informed Systems Specialis

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