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Check here for the Network's most recent products, website updates, and initiatives. Items are listed in the order they were released, with the newest items listed first.

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October - December 2015


NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Facts for Policymakers: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (2015) (PDF)
This 5-page policy brief discusses a study comparing the types of trauma exposure, trauma-related symptomatology, functional impairments, and problem behaviors of a clinical CSEC cohort (defined as youth in the CDC who reported involvement in prostitution) with a clinical group of youth who had no reported involvement in prostitution, but had a history of sexual abuse/assault. Based on “The Trauma of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: A Comparison of CSE Victims to Sexual Abuse Victims in a Clinical Sample” by Jennifer Cole, Ginny Sprang, Robert Lee, and Judith Cohen, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence (November, 2004), the brief presents an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSE), the results of the study, and the policy and clinical implications. 

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
Explore the new Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) interactive site on the Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma. Access a wealth of resources that support the use of the RPC and the goal of trauma-informed parenting. You will find training materials, the RPC blog, podcasts, webinars, and information on participating in ongoing con¬sultation calls that will help parents and providers in building a community!

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July - September 2015

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources
Facts for Policymakers - Commercial Seual Exploitation of Youth (2015) (PDF)

Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart
Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart is the story of a young girl who is struggling after the death of her mother. We follow Rosie as she expresses wishes to see her mom, feels reluctant about school, finds no pleasure in activities she formerly found enjoyable, wonders whether she could somehow have caused her mother’s death, and even refuses her favorite meal that Daddy has made. Rosie and Daddy go to meet Anna, who works with children after someone dies. Through play, song, and art, Anna helps Rosie eventually cope with the loss of her mother. The story also helps illustrate how a parent can provide solace and support to a child after a death.

Trinka and Sam: The Day the Earth Shook (2015) (PDF)
This book, by colleagues Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen and Melissa Brymer and illustrated by Erich Ippen, Jr., has been translated into Nepalese by Dr. Kishore Shrestha in conjunction with Freema Davis, Executive Director of Global Villages, and into Spanish by María Carolina Velasco-Hodgson Luisa Rivera Carmen Rosa Noroña Luis Flores, and Chandra Ghosh Ippen.

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April - June 2015

NCTSN eBulletin
Events and resources on child trauma from the Network, and beyond.

NCTSN Resources s
IMPACT Newletter Spring 2015

Responding to Community Disparities
The page features resources for parents and providers living in areas where there has been community unrest, advice regarding media coverage of these events, guidance on helping children and adolescents who have been exposed to multiple traumas, and materials addressing racism, economic and health disparities, and ways to foster community healing. There are also resources on self-care and tools to assist the first responder community. 

The Childhood Adversity Narratives (CAN) (2015)
A resource to inform policymakers and the public about the costs and consequences of child maltreatment and adversity. Given national discussion about many aspects of child trauma—including related Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and other educational and policy activities—authors Frank Putnam, MD, William Harris, PhD, Alicia Lieberman, PhD, Karen Putnam, PhD, and Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD have created a useful resource to (1) address the different approaches and terms used regarding these issues, (2) highlight the findings of the original ACE study and its replicated research, and (3) provide related information and resources. The authors hope to set the stage for enhanced discussion of national and state solutions, including those that are available through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The CAN authors invite others to use these materials in ways that benefit children and families who have experienced any childhood adversities.

Responding to Unrest: Media Coverage for Parents (2015) (PDF)

Responding to Unrest: Media Coverage for Youth (2015) (PDF)

Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents (2015) (PDF)

Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Teens (2015) (PDF)

Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind (2015) (PDF)
Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind is a story developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a tornado. In the story, Trinka and Sam, two small mice, become scared and worried after they experienced a severe tornado and witnessed damage to their community. The story describes some of their reactions and talks about how their parents help them to express their feelings and feel safer. In the back of the booklet, there is a parent guide that suggests ways that parents can use the story with their children.

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