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The Impact of Childhood Trauma

Two-thirds of children, nationally, reported at least one traumatic event by age 16 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), with significant numbers of children in New England states experiencing adverse childhood experiences (Sacks and Murphy, 2018).

Learn about the neurobiology of trauma and toxic stress, how it affects staff and student well-being, and best practices for preventing, responding to, and alleviating the effects of trauma.

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Turning Lessons into Universal Instruction

Turning Lessons into Universal Instruction

Looking for ways to offer a cohesive set of strategies, tools, and practices to create a school community that works together to reduce and respond compassionately to trauma? Access the Cultivating Compassionate School Communities that Respond to Trauma Effectively online course, developed by the New England MHTTC's Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative

Assessing Social Influences of Health and Education

Assessing Social Influences of Health and Education

Learn more about the social influencers of health and education (SIHE) measures. This data can be used to better understand the social and environmental factors that affect the development and well-being of youth and families. According to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), measuring the SIHE is the first step to understanding the role SIHE play in student well-being. This knowledge can then be used to develop targeted strategies and actions for improving outcomes.

Toolkit: Ready, Set, Go, Review

Toolkit: Ready, Set, Go, Review

This SAMHSA toolkit is designed to guide schools through the process of developing comprehensive screening procedures, as well as provide readily available resources to facilitate the implementation of effective behavioral health screening in schools.

Mental health: To screen or not to screen?

Mental health: To screen or not to screen?

3 options for uncovering new student mental health needs—conducting universal screening, acting on referrals or looking for trends

NCTSN Resources Measure Reviews

NCTSN Resources Measure Reviews

This searchable database contains detailed reviews of measures utilized in the field of child traumatic stress, designed to allow comparison across measures. Users can access comprehensive clinical and research information to determine whether a measure is appropriate for a specific individual or group, while considering factors such as the purpose of the assessment, age, cultural and linguistic group, and trauma type.

 

Updates from the Field

“Prior to C-TLC, I compartmentalized mental health care to the most extreme cases as a special education endeavor. Since my involvement in the project, I now know this is 100% an all level of education approach and there are so many early intervention strategies that can be used with little humans to positively affect their coping strategies and self-regulation strategies for life.”


~2020-2021 C-TLC Fellow