The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and website was established by congress in 2000 and is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the US Department of Health and Human Services and jointly coordinated by UCLA and Duke University. The NCTSN is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to establish and improve the access to care, treatment, and services to traumatized children. This website provides information for professionals, parents, educators, the media, and other consumers interested in the treatment and prevention of trauma in children.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network website includes information on all types of trauma such as medical trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence and natural disasters. It also provides many resources including information about child traumatic stress, treatment, and special populations such as military families. The NCTSN website includes a research section, which include educational materials and several database and article search engines such as Knowledge Bank, PILOTS Database, and the NCTSN newsletter.

The content on the NCTSN website are unbiased due to the comprehensive partnerships with national organizations including the American Psychological Association and Zero to Three. The articles and information are current, daily updated, and have cited sources on all information. The information on the website is available in both English and Spanish. Although the website contains a vast amount of information, it is easy to read and navigate with clear links to the homepage, trauma types, resources, about us, and products pages.

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