The Network's mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities across the United States. For more information, visit www.nctsn.org.
In this podcast series, the NCTSN brings together perspectives from our vast network of trauma experts – frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners – to deliver monthly episodes that range in topics from emerging issues in the field, to foundational topics and issues affecting certain populations.
Trauma-Informed Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth: Children and Youth Cabinet of Rhode Island
In this episode, we learn about the Children and Youth Cabinet of Rhode Island’s work with unaccompanied and immigrant children, primarily in school-based settings. This podcast emphasizes the importance of individual and family voices in trauma treatment, and we hear from family members who participated in Familias Unidas, an evidence-based program focused on parenting skills.
NCTSN Directors' Download with Guests Nancy Kassam-Adams and Anne Kazak
In this episode, we hear from Nancy Kassam Adams and Anne Kazak, longtime members of the NCTSN and Co-Directors of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an NCTSN Category II Center. Since joining the NCTSN in 2002, both Nancy and Anne have held numerous leadership positions in the Network, including but not limited to, as a part of the Steering Committee and as leaders in the NCTSN Integrative Care Collaborative Group. During this episode, Nancy and Anne reflect on Network initiatives they have participated in that have sustained, grown, and evolved over the years and in some cases lead to the development of tools like the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit. Looking forward, they share ways in which collaboration within the NCTSN can continue to strengthen and grow as the Network evolves.
Getting Started with the RPC
Explores the essential elements of the Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) and what is most important for agencies to know when thinking about launching the workshop, including additional questions related to getting started with the RPC. Chris Foreman, CISW, Liaison, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and Melissa L. Hoffmann, PhD, Project Director for the Tennessee Network of Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Systems (TN-TIES) project discuss these questions in this 15-1/2 minute podcast.
Trauma-Informed Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth: La Clínica de La Raza
This episode highlights the work of La Clínica de La Raza in Oakland, California. Staff share their experiences working with unaccompanied and immigrant youth, including the importance of partnerships forged through school-based health centers in improving access to services for unaccompanied immigrant youth. Staff also share the personal and professional impacts of researching and serving this population.
NCTSN Directors' Download with Guest Sarah Gardner
In this episode, we hear from Sarah Gardner, MSW, Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute and a funded member of Family Informed Trauma Treatment (FITT) Center at the University of Maryland. Sarah’s area of expertise is intergenerational trauma patterns and engaging families who have experienced marginalization related to racism, poverty, and other negative social conditions. She has been a part of the Network since 2003 and is the developer of FamilyLive, an innovative family therapy model which helps caregivers with trauma histories develop parenting skills. Since joining the Network, Sarah has played important roles in the NCTSN, including as a former longtime co-chair of the Partnering with Youth and Families Collaborative Group where she worked to help develop and disseminate a number of key products including, Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection, What's SHARING POWER Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice?, and Compensation for Family and Youth Involvement: Why It’s Critical.
Trauma-Informed Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth: Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention
In this episode, we hear from Susan Lovett, LCSW and Dorys Lemus, former unaccompanied child, from the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (AIP) in Boston, Massachusetts. They share experiences and lessons learned from implementing a school-based trauma treatment program and highlight the role of a cultural liaison in working with youth who have experienced migration-related trauma.