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November 2013Vol. 14, No. 8Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, 2nd Ed.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) released the second edition of the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit. This resource provides professionals with basic knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are receiving child welfare services and who have experienced traumatic events. Changes to the Toolkit include updated research and content on types of trauma, cultural implications, and long-term effects of childhood trauma, parent trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.

The NCTSN website provides an overview of the toolkit and curriculum. Interested individuals will need to register in order to access the information.

Components of the Toolkit include:

  • Introduction to the Toolkit
  • Trainer's Guide
  • Participant Manual
  • Recommended Reading and Resources
  • Comprehensive Guide
  • Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, Version 2: Suggestions for Trainers
  • Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit Companion CD-ROM

For more information, or to access the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit, visit the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website: