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Child Trauma Resources

What Parents Need To Know About Child Sexual Abuse – a pamphlet from DCF Family Services

Trauma-Informed Systems



  • “Behind Closed Doors” Laura Cain, J.D., Managing Attorney of the Adult Mental Health Unit at the Maryland Disability Law Center.  To request a free copy of the film, please contact the law center by email: or by phone 410-727-6352, ext. 0.


  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).  Archived audio and power point slides from web-cast trainings can be found on the NCTSN learning center site.
  • The Trauma Center at JRI has work by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Margaret Blaustein, etc.  They also offer certificate training programs.
  • The Child Trauma Academy website has articles and handouts including work by Dr. Bruce Perry on the neurobiological impact of trauma on children.
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) offers web-based training for clinicians.  This website also has resources for therapists, parents, and children which are helpful even if not participating in the web-training program.