is a list of NCTSN products that are useful for school staff and personnel.
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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.
Highlights the key elements of the 2017 NCTSN System Framework for Trauma-Informed Schools, while also underscoring the public health implications of trauma exposure and the benefits of having trauma-informed schools. Updated March 2021.
Provides strategies for establishing and expanding partnerships, discusses considerations for networking in rural and frontier communities, and highlights the role of health care coalitions and schools.
Focuses on Michael (12-years old) and Trisha (16-years-old), who live with their mother Monica in a single-parent household. Five years ago, their father Neil was incarcerated after violently attacking and nearly killing Monica while the children were upstairs in their bedrooms.
Presents the first therapy session of Samantha, a 15-year-old African American girl who lives in public housing in an urban area rife with violence and drug use.
Depicts a youth who is referred to therapy after several weeks of unexplained sickness. This webinar shows a youth who was already seeing a therapist to work on recent difficulties in school and conflicts with his parents.
Outlines different considerations that school personnel need to take into account when working with refugee youth and their families. This fact sheet describes the school, classroom, individual, and family considerations that school staff should understand when working with this population.
Presents a tiered approach to creating a trauma-informed school environment that addresses the needs of all students, staff, administrators, and families who might be at risk for experiencing the symptoms of traumatic stress.
Helps educators understand how they might address the interplay of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom. The guide outlines recommendations for educators and offers a list of supplemental resources.
Provides guidance on responding to disaster, violence, or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention.
Explores the importance of knowing the difference between appropriate and inappropriate school staff behavior with students.
Explores policy challenges and lessons learned in promoting and supporting trauma-informed schools.