Listed below are key organizations and information that address trauma. We encourage you to explore these and also to connect with your state or local National Federation of Families affiliate if you or a loved one needs support, information or resources related to experiencing trauma.
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Blue Knot Foundation has developed a series of 5 short videos with funding from the Federal Department of Health. They focus on survivors, family, friends, partners and loved ones of survivors, health professionals who work with survivors, primary care practitioners who work with survivors and others who work with survivors.
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), raises awareness about the impact of trauma on children and adolescents as a behavioral health concern. NCTSI offers learning materials and resources for parents and caregivers, military families, educators and health professionals.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).
Helping children and families recover after stressful or traumatic events by using storybooks, clinical psychology and cute characters. Some books are available in Spanish and other languages.
Sesame Street in Communities: Traumatic Experiences - When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Sesame Street in Communities offers ways to bring these factors to life.