PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Web Links: Children and Teens
Children and Teens
The following websites 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.
Child Trauma Academy
The mission of the Academy is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families through education.
"Finding My Way: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma"
An interactive workbook for teens.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
The mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) is to increase awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities, and society.
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.
NIMH: Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
A booklet that describes what parents can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Sesame Street Parents
Advice by Sesameworkshop.org 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.
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.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was created to overcome poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination in the lives of children. UNICEF works with international partners to protect children from violence, exploitation, and abuse. 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233).