Children and Youth

Safe Spaces. Safe Places. Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth National Child Traumatic Stress Network

“Introduces the viewer to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experienced trauma. This video discusses how to create welcoming and inclusive environments for youth who have experienced trauma and identify as LGBTQ. It may be used in conjunction with the discussion guide as a training tool or in supervision with staff.” -NCTSN

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

“Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.” –TEDTalks