Describes aspects of COVID-19-related deaths that can contribute to children’s traumatic stress reactions, with an emphasis on developmental considerations and behavioral health disparities. To date, more than 140,000 children have lost a parent or primary caregiver to COVID-19-related deaths.
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Addresses how "White supremacy" culture has systematically served as the formation, foundation, and expression of institutional racism throughout U.S. history by employing institutional policies and cultural conflicts of “divide and conquer” between different communities.
Features a conversation about creating awareness regarding youth responses to community violence, civil unrest, and societal history of marginalization and racial trauma.
Outlines some of the traumatic impacts that COVID-19 has had on children and families. This report breaks down some of the pandemic challenges that children, families, and child-serving agencies have faced and describes the NCTSN's response to COVID-19.
Provides perspectives on the institutional responses to the links between community violence and COVID-19 including law enforcement, juvenile justice, national disaster, and mental health systems.
Features Andrew Woods, a clinician with over two decades of experience working with boys and men of color.
Offers military parents information about military youth suicide.
Provides trauma-informed school strategies in response to COVID-19.
Contains recommendations for developmental modifications to DSM-5-TR Prolonged Grief Disorder criteria.
Provides an introduction and overview to the NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma (CCCT). This fact sheet offers information on the CCCT including its strengths-based approach, learning objectives, its elements, and its case studies.
Includes articles that range from a report on teen suicide screening and intervention to new resources for bringing an LGBTQ lens to trauma-informed care.