Journal Articles

The May 2006 Journal of Pediatric Psychology (volume 31, number 4) focuses on posttraumatic stress in children and includes numerous articles by NCTSN members. Readers with access to an online database of journals or who are subscribers to the journal may be able to access the journal directly from the publisher's website. Others may purchase specific issues from the publisher.

The winter 2007 issue of Focal Point focuses on child traumatic stress, particularly the kinds of stress most commonly found among children and adolescents who are involved with the child welfare system. The journal's publisher-the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health at Portland State University-and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network worked together to provide this summary of what is currently known about the effects of child traumatic stress and the most effective treatments.

The February 2007 issue of The Prevention Researcher (volume 14, issue 1) focuses on youth victimization. The issue contains three articles by authors affiliated with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Copies of these articles, as well as the entire issue of the journal and back issues on related topics, can be purchased through The Prevention Researcher's website.

John Fairbank, co-director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, is the author of The Epidemiology of Trauma and Trauma Related Disorders in Children (182), the winter 2008 edition of Research Quarterly, a publication from the National Center for PTSD. In the issue, he reviews general population studies, disaster research, child maltreatment studies, and special population studies that report the prevalence of PTSD in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Network member Judith Cohen of Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents is the author of Treating PTSD and Related Symptoms in Children: Research Highlights. In the spring 2008 edition of Research Quarterly, a publication of the National Center for PTSD. Dr. Cohen presents highlights from the current literature on outcomes of treating PTSD in traumatized children.

The article "Community Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse: A Survey of Practitioners in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network" by Network members David Kolko, Judith Cohen, Anthony Mannarino and colleagues is available in the journal Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, volume 36, issue 1 . Click here to read the abstract of the article.

The August issue of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2008; Volume 39; Issue 4) features three articles contributed by NCTSN members and NCCTS staff. The first article is an overview of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The second is an article on creating trauma-informed systems. This third piece is on innovations in disaster mental health.

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, members of the Network contributed to an issue of the Juvenile and Family Court Journal devoted to child trauma. Articles inform judges and other members of the juvenile and family court systems about issues they should consider when working with youth who have been exposed to trauma. Visit the publisher's website for information on accessing the issue.

This article from the CWLA Voice written by Julie Collins discusses how child welfare workers are at high risk of developing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) as a result of daily exposure to people who have experience trauma while trying to meet the administrative requirements of their job. She discusses current initiatives in recognizing and addressing STS in the workforce.   

Several Network members are contributors to a special section on parenting and homelessness in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. The section was guest-edited by the Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) and includes both research articles and personal commentaries. The HRC is providing free access to the articles through its web site.

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