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Study: Effects of Trauma-Informed Care Training

March 7, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Research recently published in Children and Youth Services Review includes the authors’ evaluation of the effectiveness of a training program using a modified version of a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) curriculum accessible through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The study found that participants’ TIC knowledge increased after training, and their knowledge was still maintained in the 12-month follow-up test.

Read the article on the evaluation of trauma-informed care training»

NCTSN Impact on Data Initiatives

February 15, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The latest issue of Impact from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) focuses on various ways in which the results of NCTSN’s extensive data collection initiatives have been used by providers and sites to improve the care they provide.

Read about how data improves the quality of care for children who have experienced trauma»

Parenting Factsheets for Families Now Available in Spanish

January 12, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Child Welfare Information Gateway now has Spanish versions available of three publications from their Factsheets for Families series on parenting abused children:

  • Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Sido Víctima de Abuso Sexual: Una Guía Para Padres de Crianza y Adoptivos)
  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Trauma)
  • Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Abuso o Negligencia)

These sheets along with additional resources in Spanish translation are available on the Information Gateway site.

Access the Spanish language resources on the Child Welfare Information Gateway»

PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it

December 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A recent research published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on PTSD in parents and children evaluated post-trauma stress of parents and their children following a car accident requiring a hospital visit. Researchers found that for a percentage of children, PTSD symptoms persisted and when parents were also suffering from PTSD symptoms they were less likely to be aware of their childrens’ ongoing concerns.

Read about the research on PTSD in famillies»

NCTSN Resources on Community Violence

November 18, 2016 | Emily Taylor

NCTSN has created two resources for youth about community violence. “Violent Places, Dangerous Times: Does Community Violence Control Your Life?” is a 1-page checklist to help youth assess the violence in their lives and communities. “Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times” is a fact sheet for youth on protecting themselves from community violence.

Access the checklist on community violence»

And the fact sheet on staying safe»

Clinician guide: Is it Child Traumatic Stress or ADHD?

November 3, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has published a guide to help distinguish ADHD from Child Traumatic Stress, which can have overlapping symptoms. The guide includes useful information for parents and caregivers, as well as clinician guidelines for diagnosing and treating ADHD and traumatic stress in children.

Read the guide»

Children and Domestic Violence Fact Sheet Series

November 1, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a Child and Domestic Violence fact sheet series available for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence.

Access the fact sheet series»

Counsel or Criminalize? Why Students of Color Need Supports, Not Suspensions

October 12, 2016 | Emily Taylor

This report from the Center for American Progress outlines issues facing students of color, including greater likelihood of traumatic experiences and poverty, lack of school-based services and “higher incidence of suspension, expulsion, and even contact with law enforcement.” The report also provides policy recommendations to address these issues.

Read the report on the need for improved mental health supports in schools»

New Training Guidelines from National Child Traumatic Stress Network

September 27, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has shared new training resources on a variety of empirically supported treatments and promising practices. This collection of videos and documents includes information on trauma-informed interventions and therapy for children and families.

Access the NCTSN training resources on trauma intervnetions and treatment»

New Help Kids Cope App for Emergency Preparedness

September 20, 2016 | Emily Taylor

A new “Help Kids Cope” app is designed to help parents learn what to do before, during and after various disasters, to be prepared and to support children in the event of an emergency. Help Kids Cope by UCLA, with funding from Missouri Foundation for Health, Ozark Center, SAMHSA and HHS, is available for free download from Google Play and iTunes.

Learn more about the Help Kids Cope App»