Offers information about complex trauma, how it can impact youth, both good and harmful coping strategies, and ways to improve.
The following resources on Complex Trauma were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
Presents the first therapy session of Samantha, a 15-year-old African American girl who lives in public housing in an urban area rife with violence and drug use.
Offers information on the assessment of complex trauma in children.
Offers parents and caregivers a brief checklist to use to determine if a complete assessment for complex trauma should be scheduled. This fact sheet will help parents and caregivers determine when to seek professional help.
Provides information for non-mental health professionals regarding the assessment of complex trauma.
Depicts a youth who is referred to therapy after several weeks of unexplained sickness. This webinar shows a youth who was already seeing a therapist to work on recent difficulties in school and conflicts with his parents.
Depicts a client as she reveals during her first therapy session that she discovered her adoptive mother hid letters from her biological mother.
Focuses on a family that is required to seek therapy after the parents get in a physical altercation while intoxicated. This webinar shows a family therapy session with a teenage child where a father learns from his wife that she is questioning her gender identity.
Depicts a father who has been physically violent in the past becoming intensely verbally angry, frightening and emotionally alienating to his son.
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.