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: http://dbh.dc.gov/service/access-helpline

DC BOH Certified Community Based Service Providers: http://dbh.dc.gov/page/list-community-based-service-providers.

 

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

https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/10/06/this-doctor-discovered-a-way-to-treat-a-startling-source-of-disease-in-children-stress/?utm_term=.0b6645f554ca

 

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Effects of Complex Trauma:  http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/complex-trauma/effects-of-complex-trauma

Empirically Supported Treatments and Promising Practices:  http://www.nctsn.org/resources/topics/treatments-that-work/promising-practices