Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.
All NCTSN Resources
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Offers information for caregivers on how to talk to children about war. This fact sheet includes the potential impact and considerations when talking to children about war, how to start the conversation, understanding media coverage, and how to foster resilience. Updated 2023.
Offers information about the recent work several Network centers working with Tribal communities are engaged in and honoring their work to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day.
Explores the importance, clinical considerations, and approaches to assess for psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress in youth in the juvenile justice population. This fact sheet addresses challenges that are unique to assessment within the juvenile justice environment.
Describes evidence-informed interventions for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Gives details about the growing number of girls in the juvenile justice system.
Provides an overview of child traumatic stress and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Updated September 2023
Provides information for caregivers on choosing trauma-informed care for children with IDD.
Offers guidance on the importance of taking care of oneself while parenting children with IDD.
Outlines what responses to trauma could look like in children with IDD.
Offers parents and caregivers information to help support their children after the loss of a family member due to homicide.
Tells the story of what the NCTSN has learned through the first Anti-Racist Summit Initiative, what they are still learning, and how the NCTSN can support organizations to become anti-racist.