National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Description

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

NCTSN’s Web site includes the following information and resources:

  • Child traumatic stress introduction
  • Resources for parents and caregivers
  • Resources for educators
  • Resources for the media
  • Products developed by NCTSN
  • Resources to help families and professionals be ready for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters
  • Resources to help families and professionals be ready for, respond to, and recover from acts of terror
  • Resources on NCTSN training and jobs and participation in the Network

Developer:

Duke University; National Child Traumatic Stress Network; University of California, Los Angeles

Funding Sources:

Center for Mental Health Services; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: May 2004
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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