Discusses general and trauma-specific tools used to assess complex trauma in children and adolescents and how assessment guides treatment for this population.
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Offers suggestions to educators about what can be done at a school to help a traumatized child. This tip sheet describes very practical ways school staff can help children who have experienced trauma.
Discusses what complex trauma is, how it develops, and how it is distinguished from PTSD.
Acquaints clinicians and researchers with issues relevant to working with children who have experienced multiple traumatic events. This webinar series discusses the neurobiological underpinnings, assessment, and evidence-based treatment of complex trauma.
Offers members of the NCTSN, and other agencies that provide trauma treatment, a structure for examining and expanding the role of youth and families.
Offers parents, caregivers, and providers answers to commonly asked questions about child physical abuse.
Provides parents and professionals with the answers to commonly asked questions about the impact of domestic violence on children.
Provides parents and caregivers with information gangs and trauma. This fact sheet offers a brief vignettes about teens who have become involved with local gangs.
Discusses the role of religion and spirituality in trauma treatment and recovery.
Discusses general principles at the level of culture, family, and the individual child that clinicians should consider when adapting a trauma treatment for non-majority populations.
Discusses the trauma treatment needs of rural youth and families.
Addresses the issues facing poor, urban, African American children who deal with traumatic stress. The webinar discusses how conceptions of race and racism have an impact on these children and their families.