The NCTSN CANS provides a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of clinical and psychosocial factors that may impact treatment decisions and outcomes.
Trauma screening should measure a wide range of experiences and identify common reactions and symptoms of trauma.
Provides staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. The online courses help child-serving staff identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible and connect those in need with effective services.
Acquaints clinicians and researchers with issues relevant to working with children who have experienced multiple traumatic events.
Outlines the major issues associated with the assessment of trauma in children and adolescents.
When a child feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses, we call that event a trauma. There is a range of traumatic events or trauma types to which children and adolescents can be exposed.
Many refugees, especially children, have experienced trauma related to war or persecution that may affect their mental and physical health long after the events have occurred.
The dissemination of standardized, effective, trauma-informed clinical interventions is a central means by which the NCTSN seeks to advance the standard of care for traumatized children.
Pediatric medical traumatic stress refers to a set of psychological and physiological responses of children and their families to single or multiple medical events.
Complex trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure.