Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress


Elizabeth Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Director


6th Biennial Trauma Conference
Addressing Trauma Across the Lifespan: Modern Day Threats and Social Discord
October 5-6, 2017

Press Release:

Kennedy Krieger Partners with National Network
to Improve Access for Children Who Have Suffered Trauma

New Release!

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage
of Community Racial Trauma & Civil Unrest

A short video providing tips for helping children cope with media coverage of racial trauma and community unrest.


National Child Traumatic Stress Network Position Statement:

Racial Injustice and Trauma:  African Americans in the U.S.

Both were developed collaboratively by members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, including staff of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, in response to important issues in the field.

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Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress:

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is one of 192 current and affiliate organizations comprising the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is a network of organizations from all over the United States, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). NCTSN is a national resource which addresses the problem of childhood trauma, defines best practices, raises public awareness and improves access to services for families and children who experience trauma. Through its continued participation in NCTSN, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress demonstrates its commitment to providing valued trauma-informed trainings and quality clinical services using evidence-based and evidence-informed assessment and treatment practices.

The Center consists of three components:

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