Outlines and describes a range of points that practitioners and agencies should consider as they strive to assess, understand, and assist trauma-exposed children, families, and communities in trauma-informed ways.
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.
Offers a look at how the NCTSN has impacted the children and families it serves. This video includes snippets of Network members talking about being a part of the Network and how it has changed the work they do with children.
Focuses on a family that is required to seek therapy after the parents get in a physical altercation while intoxicated. This webinar shows a family therapy session with a teenage child where a father learns from his wife that she is questioning her gender identity.
Provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an overview of child sex trafficking and its relationship to child trauma, as well as policy-relevant and child trauma-focused recommendations to assist them in their response to child sex trafficking.
Describes the impact of traumatic separation, attachment, and attachment disruption on children and adolescents.
Provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and its relationship to child trauma, as well as policy-relevant and child trauma-focused recommendations to assist them in their response to intimate partner violence.
Features Youth Task Force members discussing Never Give Up, a video that offers hope for their peers who have experienced complex trauma.
Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a mass violence event. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how parents can help them, and self-care tips after a violent event.
Provides parents and providers with information about the psychological impact of a mass violence event.
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.
Depicts a father who has been physically violent in the past becoming intensely verbally angry, frightening and emotionally alienating to his son.
Provides clinicians, counselors, and other providers with insights on dealing with the most difficult crises and turning points that occur in therapy with traumatized children and families.