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RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS

Information on Child Trauma


Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This document discusses different ways children react to trauma at different developmental periods.


Dissociation and PTSD: What Parents Should Know


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This Data At-A-Glance document outlines research on dissociation and what parents and caregivers can do.


How Trauma Impacts the Brain


Source:

TF-CBT.org

Audience:

Caregivers


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This handout provides a practical explanation on how trauma impacts the brain, and tips for caregivers on supporting trauma exposed youth.


Trauma and Your Family


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet offers parents and caregivers information about trauma, defines traumatic stress, describes how common it is, how it can impact a family, and things a family can do to cope with traumatic stress.


Why Don’t They Tell? Teens and Sexual Assault Disclosure


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet outlines why teens don’t disclose sexual assault and how to support teens after disclosure of a sexual assault.


Children and Domestic Violence for Parents Fact Sheet Series


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This series of fact sheets offers support and information on resilience and recovery to parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence.


Families and Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This section of the NCTSN website provides a wealth of resources for families and caregivers covering a range of topics on child trauma.


Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Parental and Clinical Perspective


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This webinar focuses on parents’ response to sibling sexual abuse and discusses trends identified in practice, as well as includes two mothers describing their real life reactions to sibling sexual abuse.


Sibling Death and Childhood Traumatic Grief: Information for Families


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet provides information about particular grief reactions that a child may have when a brother or sister dies, and provides tips to help the grieving child.


Tip Sheets


Source:

Children’s Bureau

Audience:

General


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This website provides several tip sheets designed to help providers discuss a host of topics with caregivers in a way that is concise and easy to understand.  Tip sheets can be downloaded in both English and Spanish.


Complex Trauma: Facts for Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet provides information to help caregivers recognize signs and symptoms of complex trauma, and provides recommendations on ways to respond and help children heal.


Giving Immigrant Children a Voice: Understanding Traumatic Separation


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This webinar focuses on helping providers, current caregivers, and others understand and recognize the effects of Traumatic Separation in immigrant children and provides practical suggestions for how to support immigrant children who have been separated from parents and siblings.


Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This document, designed for caregivers, discusses terminology, frequently asked questions, safety methods, and ways to help teens heal from sexual assault.


Traumatic Grief in Military Children: Information for Families


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet provides parents and caregivers with information about traumatic grief in military children, and what a parent can do to help their child as well as themselves.

Parenting after a Trauma


Assessment of Complex Trauma by Parents and Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet provides suggestions that resource parents can use to recognize how trauma may have impacted the way birth parents parent. This fact sheet helps resource parents to more effectively support and work with a foster child’s birth parent(s).


Staying Safe While Staying Connected- Tips for Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This tip sheet provides information for caregivers on safe internet behavior for youth.


Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect


Source:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet for families provides information about child abuse and neglect, the effects, and ways to help children heal.


Trauma Informed Parenting: Supplemental Resources 


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This document offered through the Learning Center of the NCTSN brings together concise tip sheets for parents on trauma-informed parenting


Parenting After a Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s Needs. A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents


Source:

American Academy of Pediatrics and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Audience:

Caregivers


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This guide provides recommendations to foster and adoptive parents in responding to children exposed to trauma in safe and healing ways.


Trauma Informed Parenting: How to Talk Trauma with an MD


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This 30 minute webinar offered through the Learning Center of the NCTSN offers suggestions for resource parents and pediatricians to see child behaviors through a trauma lens.

Caregiver Trauma


Birth Parents with Trauma Histories in the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Parents


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet highlights the importance of birth parents understanding the serious consequences their trauma histories can have on them and the subsequent potential impact on their parenting.


Birth Parents with Trauma Histories and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Resource Parents


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This fact sheet provides suggestions that resource parents can use to recognize how trauma may have impacted the way birth parents parent. This fact sheet helps resource parents to more effectively support and work with a foster child’s birth parent(s).

Child Trauma Treatment


Assessment of Complex Trauma by Parents and Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

A brief checklist for caregivers to use to determine if a complete assessment for complex trauma should be scheduled. This fact sheet will help parents and caregivers determine when to seek professional help.


Getting Help After a Trauma: Is My Family Ready?


Source:

University of Minnesota

Audience:

Caregivers


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This worksheet is designed for families to assist them in making decisions about their readiness to start trauma counseling.


What is a Trauma-Informed Child and Family Service System?


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This fact sheet details the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system.


Empowering Families Through Evidence-Based Interventions 2: Family and Community Strategies


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This webinar offers practical information about two family interventions commonly delivered for families who are at risk for or who have experienced physical abuse (CPC-CBT and MST-CAN).


Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children Affected by Sexual Abuse or Trauma


Source:

Child Information Gateway

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This document provides information on TF-CBT, an evidence based treatment for childhood trauma exposure. Describes the research base, key components of TF-CBT, information about what to look for in a therapist, and questions to ask treatment providers.


What You Should Expect from Treatment: Building Stronger Parent-Child Relationships


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This tip sheet provides information about what parents can expect from treatment.


Finding a Therapist for Evidence Based Treatment


Source:

UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This handout is intended for individuals and family members looking for evidence-based treatments. While it is intended for adults, the handout provides helpful questions caregivers can ask therapists when looking for evidence-based treatment.


TST-FC: A Trauma-Focused Curriculum for Caregivers


Source:

The Annie E Casey Foundation

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC) is a powerful new training curriculum designed to enhance foster parents’ understanding of how trauma affects children’s behavior

Supporting Children and Youth after a Trauma


Caring for Kids- What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Abuse


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This document is designed to provide information to caregivers to help them support children who have experienced sexual abuse.


Separación Traumática, Niños Migrantes y Refugiados: Consejos para Padres, Cuidadores Primarios y Proveedores


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This tip sheet, offered in Spanish, provides tips for current caregivers and others to help address the needs of immigrant and refugee children who have experienced traumatic separation. It outlines what children of different ages might be experiencing and how caregivers and others can help.


Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


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This fact sheet discusses tips for caregivers on ways to support children following traumatic stress and how to get support from the school.


Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This tip sheet, designed for caregivers, discusses ways to recognize and help teens with traumatic grief.


Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This tip sheet provides tips for current caregivers and others to help address the needs of immigrant and refugee children who have experienced traumatic separation. It outlines what children of different ages might be experiencing and how caregivers and others can help.


Parents and Caregivers


Source:

Center for Child Trauma Assessment Services and Interventions

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This website provides information and resources on child trauma for caregivers and youth.


Tips for Families on Anticipating Anniversary Reactions to Traumatic Events


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Caregivers


About:

This tip sheet offers parents and caregivers information about ways that children may respond to the anniversary of a traumatic event. This tip sheet tells parents about what to look for before the anniversary of an event, who might need special support, and how they can support their families.

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Youth


The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)


Source:

The National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)

Audience:

General; Caregivers


About:

This website provides a wealth of evidence-informed educational material and resources for caregivers. Resources include information on normative and problematic sexual behavior in children and adolescents, safety planning, advocacy, and treatment options.