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The sites listed here provide further information about child and adolescent trauma, its treatment, and locations throughout the United States where help can be found.


The books listed here provide further information about child and adolescent trauma, its treatment, and Web sites where the books can be purchased and/or downloaded. 

Related Web Sites

Links to external websites are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by the CTSCA.

Related Web SitesThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network

NCTSN Knowledge Bank
The National Child Traumatic Stress Center launched a "knowledge bank" that houses numerous names and locations of various resources related to child traumatic stress. It also includes material on child trauma developed by other organizations and agencies.

Children's Bureau

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has created TF-CBTWeb to educate mental health professionals about Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This site also contains recommended resources for therapists, children and parents. In addition, TF-CBTWeb offers web-based learning so one can learn at their own pace. Concise explanations, video demonstrations, clinical scripts and challenges make the learning experience not only educational but enjoyable! The site also provides 10 hours of CE credits free of charge!

Child Help USA

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

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Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents

This is one of the first books to present a systematic treatment approach, grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, for traumatized children and their families. Provided is a comprehensive framework for assessing posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and other symptom; for developing a flexible, individualized treatment plan; and for working collaboratively with children and parents to build core skills in such areas as affect regulation and safety. Specific guidance is offered for responding to different types of traumatic events, with an entire section devoted to grief-focused components. Also addressed are ways to tailor treatment to children's varying developmental levels and cultural backgrounds. The authors' approach has been nationally recognized as an exemplary evidence-based program.

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Trauma Focused CBT for Children and AdolescentsTrauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications

This is the follow-up to Cohen et al's Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents. Edited and written by expert clinicians, the book presents state of the art treatments for traumatized children, adolescents and their families. A wealth of clinical examples is featured along with ways in which TF-CBT is being applied in a range of contexts and with diverse populations detailed. The book is available May 2012 from Guilford Press.

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Interventions Following Mass Violence & Disasters: Strategies for Mental Health Practice

Grounded in the best science available, this essential volume presents practical guidelines for effective clinical intervention in the immediate, intermediate, and long-term aftermath of large-scale traumatic events. Vital lessons learned from a variety of mass traumas and natural disasters are incorporated into the book's thorough review of strategies for helping specific victim and survivor populations. The editors and authors include over 40 leading experts in disaster mental health. Of crucial importance, they clearly summarize the empirical evidence supporting each intervention and provide other guidance based on experience and consensus recommendations.

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Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health

On September 18 and 19, 2000, the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health: Developing a National Action Agenda was held in Washington, DC.  A related meeting on Psychopharmacology for Young Children: Clinical Needs and Research Opportunities, was held by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Food and Drug Administration on October 2nd and 3rd, 2000. Recommendations from these two meetings formed the basis of this national action agenda.

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