Information about childhood trauma, its effects, getting help

Check out the links below for information and resources about trauma, toxic stress, their impact on children and the response of the pediatric, mental health and legal communities.


  • DC Department of Behavioral Health (DC BOH)

DC BOH Access Helpline:

DC BOH Certified Community Based Service Providers:


  • Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician, talks about childhood trauma and how she addresses it in her pediatric practice:


  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Effects of Complex Trauma:

Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices: