• June 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 5

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Trauma Training Toolkit

To help child welfare workers learn about the causes, impact, and treatment of traumatic stress on children in the child welfare system, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and its partners have developed a comprehensive toolkit. The multimedia toolkit consists of:

  • A trainer's guide covering the impact and assessment of traumatic stress, supporting children and families, and managing professional and personal stress
  • A PowerPoint presentation designed to accompany the trainer's guide
  • Twenty-nine supplemental handouts that include case vignettes and other materials to complement the trainer's guide
  • An audio clip of an emergency phone call that is used as an activity in the trainer's guide
  • A comprehensive guide to background reading materials on traumatic stress

Totaling approximately 12 training hours, the full curriculum can be presented in 2 days, in stand-alone modules, or as an in-service training across multiple sessions. Toolkit materials can be downloaded from the NCTSN website at:


The toolkit also is available as a full-color binder for a nominal fee (to cover costs) from:


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