NCTSN is a federally funded network of independent grantees, not a national membership organization. The NCTSN is intended to serve as a resource on child traumatic stress for other professionals and the public. Link to NCTSN Home
What is a Trauma-Informed Child- and Family-Service System?
A trauma-informed child- and family-service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, caregivers, and service providers. Programs and agencies within such a system infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into their organizational cultures, practices, and policies. They act in collaboration with all those who are involved with the child, using the best available science, to facilitate and support the recovery and resiliency of the child and family. Link to NCTSN Trauma Informed Services Web Site
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care on SAMHSA
SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. NCTIC seeks to change the paradigm from one that asks, “What’s wrong with you?” to one that asks, “What has happened to you?” Link to SAMHSA NCTIC Web Site
Additional Resources for Trauma Informed Care
Creating Trauma-Informed Services: A Guide for Sexual Assault Programs and Their System Partners. http://www.wcsap.org/sites/wcsap.huang.radicaldesigns.org/files/uploads/resources_publications/special_editions/Trauma-Informed-Advocacy.pdf
Breaking the Silence: Trauma-Informed Behavioral Healthcare. National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/galleries/NCMagazine-gallery/NC%20 Mag%20Trauma%20Web-Email.pdf
The High Cost of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Washington State Family Policy Council. http://www.fpc.wa.gov/publications/ace_impact.pdf
Trauma-Informed Care 101 by Kathleen Guarino, Homeless Resource Center [Link…]
Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit. National Center on Family Homelessness. http://www.familyhomelessness.org/media/90.pdf
Widening Our Scope: Meeting The Long-Term Health Care Needs of Survivors. Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. http://www.wcsap.org/meeting-long-term-health-care-needs
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