Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care. Visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website.
Visit our new Complex Trauma Resource webpage to find fact sheets, speaker series information, webinar notices, and other resources on complex trauma. Recent additions include fact sheets for Service Providers Working with Homeless Youth and Young Adults, for Shelter Staff Working with Homeless Children and Families, for Caregivers, and our newest edition for Educators.
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. They work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. Visit the National Center for PTSD website.
Read more about Adverse Childhood Experiences Journal Articles by Topic Area.
Not available for NBCC credit
Free 3 Hour Online Resource: Trauma-Informed and Sensitive in Practice
This training is a discussion of the elements of trauma informed care and supporting materials on the nature of how trauma can impact life and health throughout the lifespan. Attendees will be introduced to how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect developmental milestones and can lead to frustrating relationships and behavioral problems in the lives of individuals and families. Focus will be on understanding how to help bring peace and healing through the application of compassion, safety and respect using the Arizona Trauma Institute’s philosophy of healing.