Articles on Trama
- Child-Parent Pyschotherapy and Traumatic Exposure to Violence
- Developmental Trauma Disorder: Toward a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices
- Picking up the pieces left by trauma in young lives
- PTSD in Children
- Trauma Informed Integrated Care for Children and Families in Healthcare Settings
- Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development
- What is Child Traumatic Stress?
This article illustrates the multidimensional impact of violence during infancy and the effectiveness of a relaionship-focused treatment, Parent Child Psychotherapy (CPP), in addressing the traumatic consequences of exposure to violence.
Article by Vilma Reyes & Alicia Lieberman; University of California, San Francisco.
Developmental Trauma Disorder: Toward a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories
This article explores emotional triggers of trauma, patterns of trauma re-enactment and the impact on childhood development.
Article by Bessel A Van der Kolk; Psychiatric Annals; May 2005; 35, 5; Psychology Module pg 401
The fact sheets linked from this page offer descriptive summaries of some of the clinical treatments, mental health interventions, and other trauma-informed service approaches that the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and its various centers have developed and/or implemented as a means of promoting the Network’s mission of raising the standard of care for traumatized youth and families.
Article that discusses the biology of the brain and how it may be altered by traumatic events.
Article from the Kansas City Star.
Fact sheet from the VA National Center for PTSD that describes symptoms, treatments and possible causes of PTSD in children.
Article from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
"By age 16, two-thirds of children in the US are exposed to a potentially traumatic event. For
many children, these traumatic events can be associated with serious and life-long medical
and mental health problems such as depression, suicidal ideation, alcohol and substance
use, obesity, aggression, lower occupational attainment, increased use of social
services, and increased medical costs..."
This in-depth article explores how the brain develops, the effects of maltreatment on brain development and resources available to families.
Article from Child Welfare Information Gateway; Issue Brief April 2015
This in-depth article provides statistics on causes of traumatic stress in children, explains different types of traumatic stress, and looks at long-term outcomes of children affected by traumatic stress.
From the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit: Comprehensive Guide- 2nd Edition March 2008