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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January - March 2015

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

NCTSN Website
NCTSN Core Data Set Reading List

Refugee Trauma Webpages

Policy Web Page

NCTSN Resources
Children with Traumatic Separation: Information for Professionals (2016) (PDF)
The relationship with a parent or primary caregiver is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. However, many children experience the loss of a caregiver, either permanently due to death, or for varying amounts of time due to other circumstances. Children may develop posttraumatic responses when separated from their caregiver.

Help Kids Cope App

Is your family ready for the next disaster? Do you talk to your children about potential disasters BEFORE they happen? Would you know what to say to help calm and support your preschooler, your schoolage child, or your teenager? Do you have checklists handy to prepare your family for a tornado, flood, earthquake, windstorm, or other disaster? Have any idea how to keep kids occupied and distracted  when the power is out? Do you know what reactions to disaster to expect from your children (which are common and which should concern you)? Be ready WHEN disaster strikes!

Implementation Summit Panel Webinar and Products
The 2015 NCTSN Implementation Summit was held in May 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Utilizing experts from within and outside of the NCTSN, the two-day Summit was the first NCTSN meeting to focus on advancing knowledge, sharing, and clarifying implementation information and strategies. You will find links to Implementation Summit products: a summary webinar and video and print resources developed to support the Summit and NCTSN implementation efforts.

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma (2015)
This training provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities who have experienced trauma.

What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice? (2016) (PDF)
Family members are more likely to show up and continuously engage in the treatment process when a service provider welcomes their participation and respects their experiences. The Partnering with Youth and Families Committee of the NCTSN developed a one-page, two-sided tip sheet for providers seeking to build a trauma-responsive practice to share power with families, youth, and children. If you are a family member, you may want to show What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice? to current or future service providers. The tip sheet discusses the importance of enhanced participation and its positive outcomes for trauma-informed care.

Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection (2016) (PDF)
The Partnering with Youth and Families Committee of the NCTSN developed a one-page, two-sided tip sheet entitled Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection for providers to use to explore sharing power in trauma-responsive care. Providers also can use the tool to “wear the hats” of others at their agency—parent, intake worker, administrator, and more—to help broaden perspective and deepen their insights. The tip sheet covers these topics: language and tone (of agency outreach materials), intake and registration, conducting an initial meeting, giving assessment/evaluation feedback (for example, jargon-free), the course of care, obstacles and crises, and ending treatment services.

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October - December 2015

NCTSN IMPACT Newsletter

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

NCTSN Website
Refugee Trauma Webpages

NCTSN Resources
Facts for Policymakers: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (2015) (PDF)
This 5-page policy brief discusses a study comparing the types of trauma exposure, trauma-related symptomatology, functional impairments, and problem behaviors of a clinical CSEC cohort (defined as youth in the CDC who reported involvement in prostitution) with a clinical group of youth who had no reported involvement in prostitution, but had a history of sexual abuse/assault. Based on “The Trauma of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: A Comparison of CSE Victims to Sexual Abuse Victims in a Clinical Sample” by Jennifer Cole, Ginny Sprang, Robert Lee, and Judith Cohen, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence (November, 2004), the brief presents an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSE), the results of the study, and the policy and clinical implications. 

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Explore the new Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) interactive site on the Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma. Access a wealth of resources that support the use of the RPC and the goal of trauma-informed parenting. You will find training materials, the RPC blog, podcasts, webinars, and information on participating in ongoing consultation calls that will help parents and providers in building a community!

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July - September 2015

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

NCTSN Resources
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 IMPACT Newsletter

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

NCTSN Website
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. 

NCTSN Resources
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)
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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