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Research: Psychological Impacts of Natural Disasters on Youth

October 2, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Researchers looked at how to identify children who need support services after natural disasters. They screened 327 children aged 7-11 who were in the path of Hurricane Ike in 2008. Researchers found that the preschool definition of PTSD helped identify children more effectively than the adult-based definition. The researchers also created a workbook for families to help their children cope after a hurricane.

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Research: Home-Based Parent Child Therapy for Young Traumatized Children Living In Poverty

August 9, 2017 | Emily Taylor

“Home-Based Parent Child Therapy for Young Traumatized Children Living in Poverty: A Randomized Control Trial” published in the Journal for Child & Adolescent Trauma (June 2017) details a randomized control trial that evaluated the effectiveness of a home-based, parent-and-child therapy program specifically developed for toddlers and preschoolers living in poverty with trauma symptoms. The authors conclude that the results support the value of early intervention of children with trauma symptoms.

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Issue Brief: Stamford Public Schools’ Comprehensive Trauma-Informed System

August 7, 2017 | Emily Taylor

This issue brief from Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) describes the approach Stamford Public Schools implemented following a series of suicides and mental health crises among students in 2014. The brief describes the action steps taken and the results of the effort to date.

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Research on Biological Processes Impacted by Loss of a Father

August 2, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Recent research published in the journal Pediatrics identified biological changes correlated with the absence of a father in a child’s life. While the absence of a father, either due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce, is already understood to have adverse consequences for children, this research connected the loss of a father with a change at the cellular level. The children who lost their fathers had shorter telomeres, the protective nucleoprotein end caps of chromosomes and a core biological indicator of health.

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Resource: Family Resilience and Traumatic Stress: Guide for Mental Health Providers

July 27, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has published “Family Resilience and Traumatic Stress” a new resource for mental health providers and others who work with families. The five page guide defines family resilience as a “family’s ability to maintain or resume effective functioning—including care of its members—following potentially traumatic events”. It provides recommendations for providers on ways to support families’ resilience.

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New from NCTSN: Complex Trauma Resource Guide

May 26, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has published a
new resource guide for youth who have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, Complex Trauma. The guide is designed for older youth, adolescents and young adults to use independently, or for clinicians and caregivers to use as a conversation guide with them.

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The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children

May 1, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A recent article in the National Institute of Justice Journal looks at research on the effects of parental incarceration on the well-being of their dependent children. The author, Eric Martin, a social science analyst in NIJ’s Office of Research and Evaluation, outlines the scope of the issue, potential risks for children as well as policy recommendations.

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Resource: NCTSN Fact Sheet on Complex Trauma in Urban African-American Children, Youth, and Families

April 14, 2017 | Emily Taylor

A new 4-page fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network discusses how families living in racially and economically segregated communities must also cope with the effects of historical trauma and inter-generational racism. It also outlines specific barriers that African-Americans may face in obtaining needed services and ideas for providers on building supportive relationships with African-American children and families who have experienced complex trauma.

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Resource: Trauma Informed Oregon’s Guidelines for Discussing Traumatic Events

April 11, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Trauma Informed Oregon has created a set of recommendations on Discussing traumatic events and suicide in public meetings that may be a valuable resource for Wraparound coordinators and others when facilitating meetings. These recommendations for a trauma-informed approach may be helpful when preparing, facilitating and responding in a meeting when a participant is sharing personal experiences that may cause distress and trauma, such as suicide.

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Research: Improved Resiliency Following Trauma-Focused CBT

March 14, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Recent research published this month in Child Abuse & Neglect , measured the impact of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) for youth (7–17 years old) impacted by child sexual abuse (CSA). Results suggest that completing TF-CBT reduces symptom distress (i.e., PTSD and depression), and seems to lead to “greater feelings of mastery and emotional relatedness, and reduced emotional reactivity to stresses”.

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