Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.
Psychological trauma is an emotional response that commonly occurs after distressing or life-threatening events like child abuse, neglect, or living with a caregiver diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) or mental illness. Click here for trauma resources!
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of NCTSN.org provides information about the Network itself.