Learning Materials and Resources

Review materials from SAMHSA, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCSTN), and other organizations designed to help you recognize and respond to child traumatic stress.

For Parents and Caregivers

Parents and caregivers play an important role in helping children and adolescents recover from exposure to traumatic events. The following materials help parents and caregivers better understand trauma and how they can help.

SAMHSA Resources

NCTSN Resources

For Military Families

Military families experience unique life challenges that can put children in stressful situations. Review resources to help military families and the health professionals who care for them.

Information for Military Families

NCTSN Resources for Health Professionals Caring for Military Families

For Educators and School Personnel

Access tip sheets, toolkits, and other materials to help educators and school personnel recognize trauma responses and respond to students who have experienced trauma.

SAMHSA Resources

NCTSN Resources

For Professionals in Health and Other Systems

Access tools, training, and technical assistance for professionals in mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other fields related to children and trauma.

SAMHSA Resources

NCTSN Resources

Technical Assistance

For Media

Review the following resources for partners and media covering issues related to mental health and trauma in children.

NCTSN Resources

SAMHSA Resources

Visit the SAMHSA Newsroom for press announcements, the SAMHSA News national newsletter, and other press information. The Office of Communications is SAMHSA’s voice and face to the public.

Policy Briefs

Last Updated: 12/11/2017