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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.

Partner-In Resource

Turning the Tide: Parenting in the Wake of Past Trauma

Type: Resource Guide

Gives voice to the struggles of parents and caregivers who experienced trauma growing up in their own families. For adults who are living with the painful effects of their own childhood  environment, becoming a parent may introduce a variety of new emotional and functional challenges.

NCTSN Resource

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.

NCTSN Resource

Coping after Mass Violence

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers information on coping after mass violence. This fact sheet provides common reactions children and families may be experiencing after a mass violence event, as well as what they can do to take care of themselves. 

NCTSN Resource

Supporting Children and Teens During This Holiday Season

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers parents and caregivers strategies and ideas for supporting children and teens during the holiday season. This fact sheet provides tips that parents can use to talk to their children and teens about how they are feeling and changes to holiday celebrations and traditions.

NCTSN Resource

Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka's and Sam's Questions

Type: Special Resource

Provides questions that Trinka and Sam have about the big virus and ways to answer those questions. This companion story includes common questions that children may have about COVID-19.

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