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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Children and Teenagers

These links offer information specific to children and teenagers dealing with trauma.

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry*
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) offers facts for families about PTSD and other problems children may face.
  • 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.
  • Military Family Assistance Centers
    This resource finder will help ALL military family members find help at a Family Assistance Center near you. Funded by the National Guard Bureau, yet these centers provide help for the Joint Services. Find contacts, information on programs and benefits, and more. Get tips, tools, and training on family issues.
  • MilitaryHOMEFRONT
    The official DoD site for reliable quality of life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Includes links to all Active Duty Family Program Support centers on military installations.
  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence*
    The mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society and to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network*
    The NCTSN was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events and to encourage and promote collaboration between service providers in the field.
  • The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children*
    The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children's (TLC) mission is to provide direct services to traumatized children and families and to provide specific intervention programs and resource materials needed to help children, parents, families, and the community.
  • NIMH: Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
    Page to help children following violence. A website by the National Institute of Mental health designed to help young people avoid or overcome emotional problems in the wake of violence or disaster through education.
  • Sesame Street Parents*
    Advice by about how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.
  • Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes*
    A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
  • TF-CBTWeb: Course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for abused and traumatized children*
    TF-CBTWeb, is a web-based, distance learning course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for for abused and traumatized children who have symptoms of posttraumatic stress.
  • UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund)*
    This site contains a description of UNICEF's relief response and links to relevant articles. 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233).
Date this content was last updated is at the bottom of the page.

The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.

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