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 Schools 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.
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.
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.
Provides definitions of child traumatic stress and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and explains how symptoms can overlap, as well as summarizes some of the differences between the two.
Defines resilience and factors that enhance resilience in children following a potentially traumatic event.
Answers the question what is a trauma-informed child and family service system. This fact sheet details the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system.
Provides educators and school staff information on the challenges that occur when there is an allegation of educator abuse.
Discusses Project Fleur-de-lis (PFDL), an intermediate and long-term school-based mental health response to Hurricane Katrina.