Public Awareness

10/2013

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is offering resources to help educate parents and families, educators, professionals, and policy makers about domestic violence.

09/2013

The anniversary of a traumatic event, whether a national tragedy or a personal loss, can serve as a powerful reminder of earlier reactions to the tragedy, and can trigger renewed feelings of anxiety, sorrow, and concerns about the future. These reactions can then interfere with daily functioning at home, work, or school.

09/2013

In support of National Preparedness Monthsponsored by the U.S.

06/2013

The NCTSN invites you to join us in observing World Refugee Awareness Month and, on June 20th, World Refugee Awareness Day. In doing so, we focus on the millions of refugees who live around the globe, recognizing their plight as well as their valuable contributions to our communities.

06/2013

In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. In addition, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD).

06/2013

LGBT youth are routinely harassed because of their sexual orientation.

05/2013

National Foster Care On September 30, 2011, there were an estimated 400,540 children in foster care.(Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System). A child can be removed from the home and placed in foster care for a variety of reasons including abuse or neglect, parent-child conflict, and the presence of serious physical or behavioral problems in the child that cannot be addressed in the home.

Sexual violence—including child sexual abuse—crosses all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. According to the Child Maltreatment 2012 report from the U.S.