Child Development & Trauma
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Premiere organization in the field of childhood trauma. Online resources include; information about child development and how it pertains to childhood traumatic experiences, plus data collection and articles related to evidence-based practices.
Advokids: Early childhood development resources that includes current neuroscience research that confirms the devastating effects that instability and placement disruptions have on the brain development of children. Advokids’ hotline, website, and legal trainings equip child advocates with the legal and scientific principles that they need so that they can more effectively.
Trauma & Attachment Clinic: Resources for ‘Developmental Trauma’. Complex PTSD often develops after repeated, severe, interpersonal trauma such as sexual, emotional and physical abuse; neglect during childhood; repeated loss and abandonment; domestic abuse, community violence or being held hostage for a prolonged period of time.
The Impact of Trauma and Trauma-Sensitive Approaches: Resources from Dr. Cassie Yackey, a NH psychologist committed to understanding and effectively addressing the impact of traumatic and adverse experiences on children, caregivers/families, and systems.
Social & Emotional Development Resources: Parent Toolkit produced by NBC News Education Nation that has a variety of resources for children of all ages
Additional Online Resources:
Childhood Trauma Guidebook: From Alia & ANU Family Services: Healing Guidebook: Practical Tips & Tools for Working with Children & Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma (& for the adults who love them, too)
Comprehensive booklet written by expert Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. assists parents, caregivers, teachers and various professionals working with maltreated and traumatized children.
The Trauma Aware Educator: Free 12 minute online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders.
Understanding The Impact of Trauma in Early Childhood- The Biological Impact of Early Childhood Trauma on Brain Development and Social-Emotional Functioning Online Course: 20 lectures, 43 minute video and certificate of completion.
Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: Brain Development, Attachment Theory, and the Critical Importance of Early Experiences for Infants and Toddlers in Out of Home Placement by Mary Allison Brown, 31 page digital book.
Introduction to Mental Health Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood: From ADHD to Anxiety to the ACES Study. Learn about common disorders in childhood and why early experiences matter by Mary Allison Brown, 39 page digital book.
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) & Other Attachment Issues: Symptoms, Treatment, and Hope for Children with Attachment Disorders