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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Online provides training materials for mental health clinicians and substance abuse treatment professionals on co-occurring disorders.
This toolkit was developed by the Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse Committee of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to raise awareness about the needs of youth with traumatic stress and substance abuse problems and to promote evidence-based practices in clinical settings. It is meant to serve as a training guide for providers working with this population. The project was funded by SAMHSA.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - The Power of Parenting: How to Help Your Child After the Death of a Sibling from Substance Use or Overdose provides information for all caregivers who are parenting children after the death of a sibling from substance use or overdose. Drawing from the wisdom of parents and children who have been through this experience this tip sheet provides information on how to facilitate grieving. This fact sheet is intended to support parents of children ages 7 and older.
Complex trauma describes the dual problem of children’s exposure to traumatic events and the impact of this exposure on immediate and long-term outcomes. It refers to children’s experiences of multiple traumatic events that occur within the caregiving system – the social environment that is supposed to be the source of safety and stability in a child’s life. This white paper discusses exposure to complex trauma in children carries an enormous cost to society, both in lives impacted and dollars spent.
Research has demon¬strated a strong relationship between childhood exposure to traumatic events and a variety of substance use-related behaviors. Throughout a person’s lifetime, childhood trauma exposure can be a significant factor in addiction and mental health problems, and approaches to prevention, intervention, and recovery efforts. This resource outlines the consequences of opioid misuse related to trauma and includes policy implications and recommendations as well as additional resources.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
As part of developing model standards, the Office for Victims of Crime has developed a list of glossary terms for information about specific standards applicable to those terms.
A resource for professionals about the developmental impact of trauma. Includes the symptoms of trauma and interventions for different age groups, as well as the impact of trauma on brain development.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.