Fundamentals of Childhood Traumatic Stress

Consistent with the aims of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), Equilibrium Mental Health seeks to bolster the public’s general awareness of childhood trauma through education and training. Indeed, cutting edge research has underscored the complex nature of childhood traumatic stress, typical emotional and behavioral responses to trauma, and related secondary adversities. After a child experiences trauma, family systems share in the burden of managing emotional distress and prompting safety/stabilization. Several crucial learning elements are discussed in this training including core concepts of childhood traumatic stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and related symptoms, cultural considerations, and community involvement.