Public Awareness

12/2014

As the holiday season approaches, many of us begin to look forward to spending time with family and friends, and to sharing in the joys of the season. However, for people who have been exposed to a traumatic event, the holiday season may bring up negative feelings. Especially at this time of year, thinking about loved ones who have died can be painful—particularly for those who have recently lost someone.

11/2014

As many as 1.6 million youth per year experience homelessness (The National Center on Family Homelessness). Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma.

10/2014

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.

10/2014

In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying.

09/2014

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.

09/2014

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

06/2014

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.

06/2014

LGBT youth are routinely harassed because of their sexual orientation.

05/2014

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) invites you to join us in celebrating the 9th annual Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8, 2014. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S.