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Child Trauma SIG

Mission Statement

The Child Trauma special interest group is a member forum for individuals with an interest in the field of childhood trauma. Our members are diverse, both in terms of individual interest area as well as professional modality. Informal surveys indicate our members work in a range of settings, including private practice, universities, clinics, hospitals, and research laboratories. Group members' interests are broad, and range from chronic/complex childhood trauma to acute injury and incidents.

The SIG offers a forum for ISTSS members, associates, and affiliates to discuss issues related to prevention, assessment, intervention, research, and policy effecting children and families who have been impacted by trauma. We have an active electronic listserv, which is utilized for member discussion, networking, information exchange, posting of conference/position announcements, and collaboration on projects. A particular goal for the SIG is continued representation of childhood trauma within the broader ISTSS society. In the past, this has been addressed through collaboration on conference proposals, enhancing member access to information about child-related programming, and endorsement of high-quality child- and family-related presentations.

We welcome new ideas and members. For more information, please contact Kate McLaughlin at mclaughk@uw.edu.

Co-Chairs

Kate McLaughlin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry
University of Washington
E-mail: mclaughk@uw.edu

Monique Mitchell, PhD, CT
University of South Carolina
E-mail: monique.mitchell@sc.edu

Announcements

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2.1.2004

Child Trauma SIG Announces new Website!
Links to child trauma websites from around the globe!
Join the Child Trauma listserv....
Get involved in ISTSS!

7.6.2004 Cavalcade Videos' The Traumatized Child now available for purchase!
The series includes three videos: Understanding the Traumatized Child, Parenting the Traumatized Child, and Teaching the Traumatized Child. Information on ordering this and other video series produced by Cavalcade is available on their website: Click Here

Downloads

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2.5.2004

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
"Complex Trauma in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network"
ISTSS 2003 NCTSN Complex Trauma Survey-web version

352 KB
2.5.2004 Judith Cohen, M.D. & Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D.
Cognitive Therapy for Sexually Abused Children 
397 KB
2.5.2004 Patricia van Horn, Ph.D.
Using child parent psychotherapy to treat young children after trauma 
189 KB
2.9.2004 Lucy Berliner, Ph.D.
Effective Methods of Treating Traumatized Children
2 MB
2.9.2004 Michael D. De Bellis, M.D.
Neurobiology of Trauma and Developmental Traumatology 
864 KB
3.10.2004 Rebecca Gaba, Irma Seilicovich, Leslie Anne Ross, Patrick Foy, & David Foy
Peritraumatic Symptoms and PTSD in Children 
195 KB
6.12.04 Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: White paper from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Complex Trauma Taskforce"
Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents
437 KB


Links & Resources

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2.1.2004

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Official website of APSAC. Contains information regarding childhood abuse and neglect, links to resources for professionals and parents, and information regarding APSAC's publications and conferences.

http://www.apsac.org/

2.16.04 The Trauma Center: Home page of the Boston-based Trauma Center, under the directorship of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. Site includes educational resources for professionals and consumers, articles and fact sheets regarding traumatic stress, information about training programs in acute and
complex/chronic trauma, and extensive links to electronic resources.

www.traumacenter.org
2.1.2004

Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress Electronic Newsletter: Electronic newsletter for professionals who work with childhood traumatic stress, published by Dr. Kenneth Fletcher. Includes research, assessment, and treatment of childhood trauma, as well as links to other resources.

http://users.umassmed.edu/Kenneth.Fletcher/kidsurv.html 
2.1.2004

Child Trauma Academy: Home page of the CTA, a not-for-profit organization focused on childhood maltreatment and trauma. Includes educational resources for consumers and professionals, including extensive information on the neurobiology of neglect, based on the work of Dr. Bruce Perry.

http://www.childtrauma.org

2.1.2004

Child Trauma Institute: Home page of the CTI, under the directorship of Dr. Ricky Greenwald. Includes resources for professionals and consumers on assessment and treatment of childhood trauma, updated listing of training programs, access to assessment instruments, and links to external resources.

http://www.childtrauma.com/

2.1.2004 David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages: 
General information about trauma and children. Extensive information for professionals, including access to journal articles, consumer handouts, and a comprehensive section with resource links.

http://www.trauma-pages.com/
 
2.1.2004

Family Research Laboratory: Administered by UNH. Much of the content relates to family violence, youth victimization, and crimes against children. Includes some papers, description of current research projects, and some links to external resources.

http://www.unh.edu/frl/

2.1.2004

Jim Hopper's Web Page: Information about trauma, including statistics related to childhood abuse and neglect, and extensive information related to the sexual abuse of boys.

http://www.jimhopper.com/

2.1.2004

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Home page of the NCTSN, a national network of centers working toward advancement in the field of childhood traumatic stress, funded through SAMSHA. Site contains extensive information for professionals and consumers.

http://www.nctsnet.org

2.1.2004

National Center for PTSD: Home page of the NCPTSD. Although largely focused on adulthood traumatic stress, and particularly veterans, includes information about traumatic stress in childhood.

http://www.ncptsd.org/

2.1.2004

Sidran Institute: Non-profit organization focused on understanding, management, and treatment of traumatic stress. Includes information on trauma, downloadable and purchasable materials, and database of resources for survivors and professionals.

http://www.sidran.org/

2.1.2004

Virginia Tech/Dr. Russel Jones web page: Links to websites with information regarding trauma and fire-related injury/burns.

http://www.psyc.vt.edu:5934/Links1.htm

2.5.04 Children and War Foundation. Homepage of the CWF, a European-based collaborative effort focused on improving care of children impacted by war and disaster, under the directorship of Atle Dyregrov and William Yule. Site still in development, but contains case examples, information on a specific treatment protocol, and links to other resources

www.childrenandwar.org 
STATISTICS/GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
2.1.2004

Child Stats: Home page of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Links to statistics regarding youth and families from multiple federal agencies.

http://childstats.gov/ 
2.1.2004

Fed Stats: Quick link to statistics from over 100 federal agencies.

http://www.fedstats.gov/ 
2.1.2004

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Home Page

http://www.fema.gov/ 
2.1.2004

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information. Extensive information and links to resources regarding childhood abuse and neglect. Includes epidemiological statistics and access to legal, clinical, and consumer-based information.

http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/ 
2.1.2004

National Center for Health Statistics. Links to numerous federally-funded surveys, statistics, etc.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ 
2.1.2004

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Results of epidemiological research regarding youth risk behaviors.

http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/yrbs/index.htm 
RELATED SITES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST (NON-TRAUMA-SPECIFIC)
Child Development/Mental Health (General)
2.1.2004

AboutOurKids.org: Web site administered by New York University Child Study Center. Contains child mental health and developmental information in user-friendly format. Useful for professionals and consumers.

http://aboutourkids.org/

2.1.2004

Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health. Administered by Portland State University. Contains news updates, public policy information, data, research, and resources related to child and family mental health. Includes links to a large number of youth resources.

http://www.rtc.pdx.edu/

2.1.2004

Society for Research in Child Development: SRCD website. Much of the information is "members-only", but contains links to job postings and announcements in the field of child development and mental health.

http://www.srcd.org/

2.4.2004 The Community Stress Prevention Center: Home page of the CSPC, an Israeli organization focused on response to acute traumatic events, including terrorism. Includes extensive information/resources, including description
of response protocol, articles, excercises, assessment measures, therapeutic stories, and links to other resources. May be accessed in English or Hebrew.

www.icspc.org 
Neurobiology/Physiology
2.1.2004

Brainplace.com: Non-trauma specific information on the brain and brain systems. Includes detailed descriptions of areas/systems of the brain linked to domains of functioning, including graphs and SPECT images.

http://www.brainplace.com 
2.1.2004

Society for Neuroscience Home Page: Extensive information about the brain and nervous system. Includes a downloadable "primer" on the brain, and has at times included information related to stress and the brain.

http://web.sfn.org/ 
2.1.2004

The Whole-Brain Atlas: Non-trauma-specific site containing an array of images (CT, MRI, SPECT, PET) of the brain.

http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html 
Resilience
2.1.2004

Search Institute Home Page: Includes section on "Forty Developmental Assets": results of research on resilience in stress-exposed and at-risk youth.

http://www.search-institute.org/ 
2.1.2004

American Psychological Association: Fostering Resilience in Response to Terrorism. Includes fact sheets for children and families.

http://www.apa.org/psychologists/resilience.html

Schools

2.1.2004

UCLA School Mental Health Project: Includes extensive information on school-based crisis response, including materials for professionals and consumers and links to other resources.

http://www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ 
RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS
2.1.2004 Trauma and Children - Information for Parents from the National Assoc. of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/ptsd.html 
2.1.2004 Handbook of FAQs following traumatic events; primary focus on acute events (e.g., disaster, terrorism, violence)
http://www.dcchildrens.com/about/institutehandbook.pdf 
2.1.2004 PTSD Research Quarterly: "Traumatic stress in injured and ill children"

http://www.ncptsd.org/publications/rq/rqpdf/V14N2.PDF
 
2.1.2004 Cancer in Children - Information for Parents from the National Assoc. of School Psychologists
ENGLISH: http://www.nasponline.org/pdf/cancer_eng.pdf 
SPANISH: http://www.nasponline.org/pdf/cancer_sp.pdf 
2.1.2004 Parent handout on PTSS after injury 
http://www.ems-c.org/downloads/pdf/ptstress.pdf 
2.1.2004 Consortium on Trauma, Illness, & Grief in Schools 
http://www.tigconsortium.org/resource_articles.asp?cat=17 
2.1.2004 Info for families on coping with chronic illness, hospitalization (kid-friendly web resources):
http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/fleitas/contents.html 
2.1.2004 Helping children cope with a sibling's illness or hospitalization: 
http://www.chop.edu/childlife/siblings.shtml 
2.1.2004 Helping children cope with stressful healthcare procedures 
http://www.chop.edu/childlife/stress_coping.shtml 
2.1.2004 Helping children prepare for medical tests and procedures: 
http://www.vh.org/pediatric/patient/pediatrics/cqqa/procedure.html 
2.1.2004 Parent guide for helping children deal with medical procedures and hospitalization: 
http://www.experiencejournal.com/cardiac/clinic/parentguide.pdf 
2.4.2004 The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma: Affiliated with Herzog Hospital, this resource is designed for consumers/caregivers. The website provides information about trauma and the trauma response, childhood trauma,
resiliency, etc., as well as information about different kinds of treatment for traumatic stress and a self-test of traumatic stress symptoms. May be accessed in English or Hebrew.

www.traumaweb.org