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When Cognitive Interventions Fail with Children of Trauma: Memory, Learning, and Trauma Intervention

Changes in society, employment, the media, and family have contributed to traumatic stress and changes in early childhood experiences resulting in altered brain development (Siegel, 2007; Solomon & Siegel, 2004; Schore, 2001).

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Trauma Informed Care

Dr. Steele founded the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in ChildrenTM (TLC) in 1990 long before children were included in the diagnostic category of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Trauma's Impact on Learning

Research documenting the effects of trauma on learning and behavior has become increasingly available and consistent in its descriptions of the cognitive and behavioral alterations following exposure to trauma.

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Trauma Debriefing: Structuring Larger Groups

At times, traumatic incidents occur that involve a large number of people who could benefit from debriefing in small groups of eight to ten participants, but situations only allow for meeting in larger numbers of twenty to thirty plus participants

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Stress Reactions

Typical Stress Reactions and How to Help Download fact sheet (PDF)

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SITCAP Chapter 5

Structured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents & Parents (SITCAP) Eight to Ten Sessions

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School Memorials

The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children regularly receives calls from school personnel asking about in-school memori - als, memorial services, and memorial practices in schools.

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Reactions Beyond 4 Weeks

From Trauma Debriefing Handbook Should you experience any of these reactions beyond the initial four-week period following the incident, please call us immediately.

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Helping Volunteers: Trauma and Disaster

Making Sense of Unexpected Responses From Those You are Trying to Help When volunteers are unprepared for what they may encounter they become far more vulnerable to a wide range of unwanted reactions.

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Helpful Strategies for Victims and Survivors

From Trauma Debriefing Handbook

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