Secondary Trauma and Child Welfare Staff: Guidance for Supervisors and Administrators

Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is the “emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another person.” Those who work in child welfare organization are at very high risk of developing STS, which when left untreated, can negatively affect their ability to continue their extremely important work. This factsheet provides on how STS manifests itself in child welfare, the kinds of staff who are at risk for STS, and strategies for prevention and...

Essentials for Childhood Framework

From the CDC’s Injury Prevention & Control, Division of Violence Prevention: "Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child abuse and neglect and to assure all children reach their full potential. The Essentials for Childhood Framework proposes strategies communities can consider to promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and...

Therapist Resource Guide - Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress

Working with children and families experiencing medical traumatic stress: A resource guide for mental health professionals What do mental health professionals need to know about pediatric medical traumatic stress? How can mental health professionals improve their collaboration with medical providers around pediatric medical traumatic stress? What resources and tools are available for professionals working with children and families who have experienced pediatric medical traumatic stress?

Web-Based Resource

In September of 2014, Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health and JBS International went live with a web-based, video enhanced resource called Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources.  The...


AAE - adverse adult experiences AAI - adult attachment interview AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics ACA - Affordable Care Act (USA) ACC - adverse childhood circumstances (Sweden) ACE - adverse childhood experiences ACF - Administration for...

Resources in Spanish

Ayudando a Niños(as) y Familias a Enfrentarse con el Trauma - National Child Traumatic Stress Network. [ Helping Young Children and Families Cope with Trauma ]   Breve Información Sobre el Duelo Traumático Infantil - National Child Traumatic Stress Network. [ Brief Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief ]   Breve Información Sobre el Duelo Traumático Infantil Para Personal de la Escuela - National Child Traumatic Stress Network. [ Brief...