Useful to Parent Centers, educators, service agencies, and families working with individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma.
Established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has grown from a collaborative network of 17 to over 150 funded and affiliate NCTSN centers located nationwide in university, hospital, and diverse community-based organizations, with thousands of national and local partners.
Mission of NCTSN | To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
Website of NCTSN | http://www.nctsn.org/
Information and Connections Offered by NCTSN | There is an enormous amount of information on NCTSN’s website for Parent Centers, families, and service providers working with traumatized children and their families. Of particular interest to Parent Centers are the following:
Types of Trauma | Extensive learning and resource sections on 13 different types of trauma (community violence, complex trauma, domestic violence, early childhood trauma, medical trauma, natural disasters, neglect, physical abuse, refugee trauma, school violence, sexual abuse, terrorism, and traumatic grief).
Resources for Parents and Caregivers (Understanding Trauma, Parents Can Help, Trauma Treatment, Resources)
Resources for School Personnel (such as Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators / Caja de Herramientas Para Educadores Para el Manejo de Trauma Infantil)
Resources for the Juvenile Justice System
Culture and Trauma
Información en Español
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma | With indepth sections for military and veteran families; service systems; podcasts; special populations (adolescents, homeless youth, refugees); clinical training.
Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices | Multiple fact sheets offering descriptive summaries of some of the clinical treatments, mental health interventions, and other trauma-informed service approaches that the NCTSN and its various centers have developed and/or implemented as a means of promoting the network’s mission of raising the standard of care for traumatized youth and families.