National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)


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This resource, created by NCTSN, provides information on how parents can help their young children cope with the aftermath of an earthquake. The resource is available in several languages. 

This resource, created by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, discusses Islamophobia and hate-based violence against Muslims with children. This fact sheet highlights, for parents and caregivers, strategies that can be used to facilitate effective conversations, age-specific guidelines, and actions families and communities can take before an event occurs.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families is an evidence-informed flexible approach to assist displaced children and families immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. Because each child and family comes with their own experiences […]

This webinar series covers the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. The series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress. Webinars include: Culture, Development, Trauma, and Socio-Cultural […]

This 6-minute video provides a brief overview of the mental health needs of unaccompanied children (UC) who have experienced significant trauma in their home countries and along their journey to the United States. It discusses push and pull factors, complex trauma, prolonged threats, policies, prevention, mental health, and support.

This resource offers information on unaccompanied and separated immigrant youth in the U.S. who have experienced migration-related trauma and family separation. This brief includes information about: who unaccompanied children (UC) are and how many are in the U.S.; how traumatic separation affects immigrant children, youth, families, and systems; and what can be done to assist […]

Psychological First Aid (PFA) for unaccompanied children (UC) is an evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions. It is useful for working with unaccompanied children preparing to reunite with family members, or […]

Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family […]

In this webinar, experts from diverse service sectors explored trauma-informed, culturally responsive strategies for serving separated children who have migrated to the US from countries in Latin America. They will discuss policies and practices relevant to the protection and best interests of unaccompanied children (UC) and separated immigrant children. Presenters also gave viewers an overview […]

This toolkit provides links and information about a variety of tools including checklists, inventories, questionnaires, and reports to address issues that refugee children and families face. Domains referenced include anxiety, attachment, cognition, conduct problems, depression, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, mood, parenting stress, physical health, psychosocial functioning, quality of life, relationships, resettlement stressors, resilience, substance use, […]