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These links offer information specific to children and teenagers dealing with trauma.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)*
AACAP promotes the healthy development of children, adolescents and families through advocacy, education and research. This non-profit works to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
The Child Trauma Academy*
The mission of the Academy is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families through education.
Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)*
The multidisciplinary CVTC team works to combine direct clinical experience with advances in scientific and practical knowledge that translates into the development of interventions for traumatized children and families.
Military Families Near and Far*
This free, bilingual (English and Spanish) website offers military families resources and tools to create, communicate, and stay connected using art, videos, music and more. Military Families Near and Far is also available as a mobile application (mobile app).
This secure Department of Defense (DoD) website provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life, at no cost. Includes an Installation Program Directory to find a local Youth Programs/Centers and offers in-depth information for parents on child development and military family life.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)*
The NCTSN was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children, their families and communities by raising public awareness of child traumatic stress and advancing collaboration between service providers in the field.
The National Guard Family Program*
This Program exists to support and educate families along the entire path of their National Guard life. There are services available in each state which can be accessed using the Family Assistance Centers (FAC) locator. Age-appropriate activities and support services are offered through the Child and Youth Program (CYP).
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children*
TLC's mission is to provide services to traumatized children and families and to provide specific intervention programs and resource materials to professions that help children, parents, families, and schools thrive.