National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) improves treatment and services for children, adolescents, and families who have experienced traumatic events. About NCTSI NCTSI raises awareness of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents as a behavioral health concern requiring a healing and recovery process. Learn more about NCTSI. Learning Materials & Resources Access information for parents and caregivers, military families, educators, health professionals, media, and others responding to child traumatic stress. Find technical assistance for professionals seeking support and training on child traumatic stress. Recognizing & Treating Child Traumatic Stress Learn about the signs of child traumatic stress in different age groups, the impact on children, treatment options, and how families and caregivers can help. Find research and support from other organizations on child trauma. Entendamos el estrés traumático infantil y cómo ayudar Aprenda sobre los diferentes tipos de trauma que puedan impactar a los niños, las señales de estrés traumático y cómo usted puede ayudar.