Public Awareness

10/2016

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is offering resources to help educate parents caregivers, families, educators, professionals, and policy makers about domestic violence and its impact on children and families.

09/2016

The anniversary of a terrorist attack or disaster can serve as a powerful reminder of earlier reactions to the tragedy, and can trigger renewed feelings of anxiety, sorrow, and concerns about the future. These reactions even after 15 years can interfere with daily functioning at home, work, or school.

09/2016

In support of National Preparedness Monthsponsored by the U.S.

09/2016

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and on September 10th we observe World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in 2014 and was the second leading cause of death for those ages 10-24. Suicide is a global phenomenon that affects all regions of the world.

06/2016

The NCTSN invites you to join us in observing World Refugee Awareness Month and, on June 20th, World Refugee Awareness Day. In doing so, we focus on the millions of refugees who live around the globe, recognizing their plight as well as their valuable contributions to our communities.

06/2016

In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. In addition, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD).

06/2016

LGBT youth are routinely harassed because of their sexual orientation.

05/2016

 As a part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) invites you to join us in celebrating the 11th annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 5, 2016. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S.

05/2016

National Foster Care In 2014 there were an estimated 415,129 children in foster care (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System). A child can be removed from the home and placed in foster care for a variety of reasons including abuse or neglect, parent-child conflict, and the presence of serious physical or behavioral problems in the child that cannot be addressed in the home.

04/2016

Many youth who are identified (by themselves or by others) as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) are routinely subjected to name-calling, bullying, and other forms of harassment. And even LGBTQ allies may be victimized. Underlying these behaviors can be discrimination and hate—which sometimes leads to violence.