Features Joshua, a young adult struggling to find his place in the world, and his therapist Dr. Michael Gomez.
The NCTSN has produced dozens of webinar series, comprised of virtual presentations by expert researchers and practitioners, on various topics in the field of child traumatic stress. Most webinars are from 60 to 90 minutes in length and are available for continuing education credit.
Introduces a new screening tool for mental health treatment providers to explore youth identities and identify potentially traumatic experiences for LGBTQ+ youth.
Features Samantha, a high school student, and her trauma therapist, Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King. Samantha is a composite of several young women, not an actual client, and is portrayed by an actress in order to protect privacy.
Outlines how during the of the pandemic, young people have faced increased isolation and disconnection. This webinar features Aiden, a transgender youth dealing with discrimination, ridicule, and exile from his peers, community, and family, being isolated at home for months has become almost unbe
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.
Introduces the FOCUS Family Resiliency Program, a brief evidence-based intervention that is among the most widely disseminated family-based programs for military populations, and will discuss general issues in adapting it with families who have a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Features a conversation about creating awareness regarding youth responses to community violence, civil unrest, and societal history of marginalization and racial trauma.
Features Jayda, a young mother who is battling feelings of inadequacy as the parent of a toddler. Jayda is struggling to balance life’s responsibilities while experiencing loss and loneliness following the incarceration of her partner Trevor.
Presents a formal model based on a “matrix” of TF-CBT steps and will also provide recommendations for treatment structure, process, and supplemental resources from the IDD/autism literature.
Introduces Miguel, a 17-year-old with a history of truancy, fighting, and multiple arrests since the age of 14— around the time his mother passed away from cancer. He lives with his grandmother and siblings and occasionally sees his father, who lives out of state.
Focuses on current challenges and recommendations for addressing the needs of young immigrant children, youth and families; highlighting the importance of community partnership, early childhood protections; addressing substance use and its effects, as well as faith based supportive approaches.
Features Mr. Smith, a 27-year-old single father who works full-time as a health worker. He and his fiancé would like full custody of his 7-year-old son, Samuel.