Family Resources

Child Trauma Resources


NCTSN Resources for Parents & Caregivers

NCTSN Definitions of Different Trauma Types (PDF)


Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention, Ace Study

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach (The Three E’s) 

Understanding Traumatic Stress in Children (2006)

Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents (PDF)

Trauma and Your Family (PDF)

Recognize Trauma: Change a Child’s Future

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Trauma Overview (Video, 12:23 minutes)



Trauma-Focused Therapy Resources


SAMHSA’s Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific Interventions

NCTSN’s Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices


Youth Resources


Coping with Emotional Crisis (Video, 4:09 minutes)

ReMoved (Video, 12:48 minutes)

Through Our Eyes (Video, 7:54 minutes)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Trauma Overview (Video, 12:23 minutes)

Represent Magazine



Parents & Caregiver Resources


Child Mind Institute: Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network: Talking to Children and Young People About Trauma (PDF)

After The Injury: Helping Parents Help Their Kids Recover

SCAN Self Care For Parents

Fostering Perspectives

Alameda County Self-Care Tips

NCTSN Resources for Parents and Caregivers

SAMHSA: Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (PDF)

Rise Magazine

DCF: Talking with Children and Adolescents After A Traumatic Event

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