National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resources for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.
The Language of Trauma and Loss
The Language of Trauma and Loss provides teachers with information about the effect of trauma and loss on children, and the teacher’s role in identifying and referring appropriate students. The program also helps teachers establish a safe classroom and improve language arts skills using trauma and loss as a vehicle. Web-streamed videos offer professional development information for teachers, and age-specific lessons for elementary, middle and high school students, and can be used as a vehicle to help students express their concerns.
ACES Study Primer HD
Crawford County Human Services
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Nadine Burke Harris – TED Talk
A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.
Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.
Trauma & the Brain
The Effects of Stress on a Child’s Brain Development – Darian Lunne
Carrie Contey on Brain Development – AbramsLearningTrengs
How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development – Alberta Family Wellness
“The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind”
by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson
“Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain”
by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain – Jacob Ham
Hand Model of the Brain for KIDS – by Jeanette Yoffe – Yoffe Therapy
Social & Emotional Learning
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) helps make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. It’s advocated through research, practice, and policy in a collaborative approach to collect expertise and experiences to achieve ambitious goals and maximize impact for students.
“Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”
by John Gottman, Ph.D.
“God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies”
by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb
Trauma Informed Classroom
The Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators provides information for educators, parents and caretakers, including facts, suggestions, psychological and behavioral impact of trauma by grade level, and self-care.
The Trauma-Informed Classrooms provides information for educators on ways to recognize trauma symptoms in students by understanding the trauma response system and how to provide a safe classroom environment. Created through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Activating young students’ natural bodily rhythms helps them regulate their nervous systems and prepare for learning.
Early Childhood Mental Health
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Trauma & the Child Welfare System
The Role of the Caregivers
“The Connected Child”
by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., David R. Cross, Ph.D.,
and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
“Hold On to Your Kids”
by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Maté, M.D.
Our Overall Goal
We strive to increase the ability of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members to lead lives free of abuse and the trauma they have experienced.
In a perfect world no child would be abused!