The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) develops and maintains Network structure, facilitates collaborative activity, oversees resource development, and coordinates national training and education for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Housed jointly at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Duke University Medical Center, the NCCTS works closely with the Network's funder—the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—and with its fellow Network members to increase access to services and raise the standard of care for traumatized children and their families.
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress has taken a leadership role in many aspects of child trauma policy, practice, research, and training. More information on this work is contained in the documents listed below.
Child Trauma Policy  (PDF)
Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma  (PDF)
Core Data Set  (PDF)
Culture and Trauma  (PDF)
Evidence-Based Practices  (PDF)
Family and Youth Involvement  (PDF)
Learning Collaboratives  (PDF)
Military Children and Families  (PDF)
Psychological First Aid  (PDF)
Trauma-Informed Systems  (PDF)