Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.
The following resources on Families and Trauma were developed by the NCTSN.
Defines child traumatic stress. This fact sheet gives an overview of trauma, describes traumatic stress symptoms, and ways children may be impacted.
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.
Is a table of standardized measures that are appropriate for children and families dealing with complex trauma.
Outlines and describes a range of points that practitioners and agencies should consider as they strive to assess, understand, and assist trauma-exposed children, families, and communities in trauma-informed ways.
Provides clinicians, counselors, and other providers with insights on dealing with the most difficult crises and turning points that occur in therapy with traumatized children and families.
Ensures that organization leadership has basic knowledge of implementation science principles, understands their role, and has the capacity and skill to play that role is critical in any implementation collaborative.
Gives an overview of implementing evidence-based treatment at a CAC.
Looks at the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and case management monitoring as a component of treatment completion.
Describes the purpose and function of supervision of mental health professionals providing treatment through a CAC. This fact sheet provides information on how a CAC can establish and monitor different types of supervision, as well as the role the CAC Director has in clinical supervison.
Focuses on three different and critical components of effective implementation. This series provides information on the framework, readiness preparation, and sustainability as it relates to effective implementation.
Provides information on family resilience. This fact sheet discusses a family's ability to maintain or resume effective functioning, including care of its members following potentially traumatic events.