What's New

Check here for the Network's most recent products, website updates, and initiatives. Items are listed in the order they were released, with the newest items listed first.

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July - September 2015

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Facts for Policymakers - Commercial Seual Exploitation of Youth (2015) (PDF)

Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart
Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart is the story of a young girl who is struggling after the death of her mother. We follow Rosie as she expresses wishes to see her mom, feels reluctant about school, finds no pleasure in activities she formerly found enjoyable, wonders whether she could somehow have caused her mother’s death, and even refuses her favorite meal that Daddy has made. Rosie and Daddy go to meet Anna, who works with children after someone dies. Through play, song, and art, Anna helps Rosie eventually cope with the loss of her mother. The story also helps illustrate how a parent can provide solace and support to a child after a death.

Trinka and Sam: The Day the Earth Shook (2015) (PDF)
This book, by colleagues Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen and Melissa Brymer and illustrated by Erich Ippen, Jr., has been translated into Nepalese by Dr. Kishore Shrestha in conjunction with Freema Davis, Executive Director of Global Villages, and into Spanish by María Carolina Velasco-Hodgson Luisa Rivera Carmen Rosa Noroña Luis Flores, and Chandra Ghosh Ippen.

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April - June 2015

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources s
IMPACT Newletter Spring 2015

Responding to Community Disparities
The page features resources for parents and providers living in areas where there has been community unrest, advice regarding media coverage of these events, guidance on helping children and adolescents who have been exposed to multiple traumas, and materials addressing racism, economic and health disparities, and ways to foster community healing. There are also resources on self-care and tools to assist the first responder community. 

The Childhood Adversity Narratives (CAN) (2015)
A resource to inform policymakers and the public about the costs and consequences of child maltreatment and adversity. Given national discussion about many aspects of child trauma—including related Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and other educational and policy activities—authors Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD have created a useful resource to (1) address the different approaches and terms used regarding these issues, (2) highlight the findings of the original ACE study and its replicated research, and (3) provide related information and resources. The authors hope to set the stage for enhanced discussion of national and state solutions, including those that are available through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The CAN authors invite others to use these materials in ways that benefit children and families who have experienced any childhood adversities.

Responding to Unrest: Media Coverage for Parents (2015) (PDF)

Responding to Unrest: Media Coverage for Youth (2015) (PDF)

Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents (2015) (PDF)

Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Teens (2015) (PDF)

Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind (2015) (PDF)
Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind is a story developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a tornado. In the story, Trinka and Sam, two small mice, become scared and worried after they experienced a severe tornado and witnessed damage to their community. The story describes some of their reactions and talks about how their parents help them to express their feelings and feel safer. In the back of the booklet, there is a parent guide that suggests ways that parents can use the story with their children.

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January - March 2015

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Children and Domestic Violence Fact Sheet Series (2015) (PDF)
The NCTSN Domestic Violence Collaborative Group announces a new series of fact sheets created for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. The set of 10 fact sheets gets to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery.

Child Maltreatment in Military Families: A Fact Sheet for Providers (2015) (PDF)
Military families serve and sacrifice courageously for their country. In doing so, they experience stressful circumstances that are tied to the nature of military service itself: frequent moves, separation from family and support networks, lengthy absences of a parent, increased demands on at-home parents, the return of a service member with physical or mental wounds, and other transitions and events that are unique to military life. This factsheet offers providers information about military families, child maltreatment in the military, how the deployment affects the family, and what providers can do to support the military families they serve.

Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth (2015) (Video)
The NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse committee is pleased to an-nounce the launch of a new video which highlights the effect of trauma on LGBTQ youth; how bias impedes optimal care, and practical steps for creating safe and welcoming environments for traumatized LGBTQ youth. The video features five LGBTQ youth describing how trauma and bias have affected their ability to feel safe when seeking services. National Child Traumatic Stress Net-work (NCTSN) presenters discuss specific steps that professionals and organizations can take to create safer and more welcoming environments for traumatized LGBTQ youth.

Testifying in Court about Trauma: The Court Hearing (2014) (PDF)
Many clinicians face testifying in court with trepidation; now there is a new 7-page fact sheet to help those preparing for a court hearing. In addition to a case example, Testifying in Court about Trauma: The Court Hearing depicts what clinicians can expect in court, defines legal terms, delineates the types of cases in which clinician testimony might be required, explains the roles of “expert” witness and “fact” witness, describes how to testify effectively (with specific talking points), charts behaviors traumatized children may display and possible contributing facts from a trauma perspective, tells your rights as a witness, presents a checklist to use prior to the hearing day, and gives self-care tips for managing anxiety during the hearing.

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