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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.

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Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers parents information about child traumatic stress (CTS), the best way to treat CTS, what parents can do at home for their children, and how parents can make sure their children receive support at school.

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Recognizing Drug Use in Adolescents: A Quick Guide for Caregivers and Adults

Type: Resource Guide

Summarizes the signs of intoxication, substance use, and abuse commonly reported by substance users. This guide for parents and caregivers describes different substances teens use, how a teen may look when on that substance, how they may act, and how the substance may make them feel.

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Parenting in a Challenging World

Type: Resource Guide

Looks at parenting concerns, with the help of scenes from the documentary film Surviving September 11th: The story of One New York Family. The guide and film address a terrorist attack.

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Family Preparedness: Thinking Ahead

Type: Tip Sheet

Accompanies the Family Preparedness Wallet Card. This guide helps families develop a safety plan so that they may be prepared in the event of disasters.

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What Is Child Traumatic Stress?

Type: Fact Sheet

Defines child traumatic stress. This fact sheet gives an overview of trauma, describes traumatic stress symptoms, and ways children may be impacted.

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