This video is the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Public Service Announcement. This video gives a brief introduction to the NCTSN, details why supporting children and families who have experienced trauma is important, and describes what can be done.
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.
Affirms the importance of addressing the impact of historical trauma, including slavery, in the lives of African Americans in the U.S.
Complements the Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC). This course is for resource families who are considering attending a RPC training to help them determine whether it would be worth their time to attend an entire workshop.
Provides information for staff in residential treatment centers on how to understand behavior through a trauma lens.
Details the importance of a holistic, multidisciplinary, multi-level approach to addressing the needs of youth with complex trauma in residential treatment settings.
Provides definitions of child traumatic stress and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and explains how symptoms can overlap, as well as summarizes some of the differences between the two.
Explores policy challenges and lessons learned in promoting and supporting trauma-informed schools.
Addresses community violence in the lives of youth.
Defines resilience and factors that enhance resilience in children following a potentially traumatic event.
Answers the question what is a trauma-informed child and family service system. This fact sheet details the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system.
Increases understanding of the impact that parents’ own unresolved trauma can have on their capacity to engage with child welfare personnel, negotiate different aspects of the child welfare system, and safely parent their children.
Features a trauma-informed caregiver discussing how to partner with a variety of providers including pediatricians.