The following resources are available from a variety of sources and clicking on the link will allow access to them on this website.
Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
What is Trauma? a Guide for Parents - printable brochure
Trauma in Indian Country: A Guide for Professionals - printable brochure
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives
American Indian Co-Occuring Disorders
Constructing Meaning to the Boarding School Experience
Bulletin Examines Children Exposed to Violence, Trauma and Implications for Policing
Additional Resources from Indian Country
Leveraging Culture to Address Health Inequalities: Examples from Native Communities
What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?
National Behavioral Health Barometer, 2013
2012 Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Hard Lives and High Suicide Rate of Native American Children on Reservations, Washington Post, March 9, 2014
Items of Interest
NIH Updates from NCTSN
DHHS Guidance Letter to States Regarding Trauma Informed Care in Child Serving Systems
Supreme Court Keeps Guns Away from Domestic Violence Abusers
Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Our Hearts is the story of a young girl who is struggling with childhood traumatic grief after the death of her mother. Through the beautiful illustrations by Christopher Major, we follow Rosie as she expresses wishes to see her mom, feels reluctant about school, finds no pleasure in activities she formerly found enjoyable, wonders whether she could somehow have caused her mother’s death, and even refuses her favorite meal that Daddy has made. Rosie and Daddy go to meet Anna, who works with children after someone dies. Through play, song, and art, Anna helps Rosie eventually cope with the loss of her mother.
Trinka and Sam: The Day the Earth Shook. Parents can help children with their earthquake related worries by reading aloud this story of two small mice who become scared during an earthquake. The story describes their reactions and shows how their parents help the little mice talk about their feelings and feel safer. In the back of the booklet, readers will find a parent guide detailing ways parents can use the story with their children.
Factsheet on Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect. Child Welfare Information Gateway has published Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect, to help birth, foster, and adoptive parents and other caregivers to understand better the challenges of caring for a child who has experienced maltreatment and to learn about the available resources and supports. This 16-page comprehensive document answers the questions parents need to know: (1) What should I know about my child? (2) What is child abuse and neglect? (3) What are the effects of abuse and neglect? (4) How can I help my child heal? (5) Where can I find support? Throughout the Factsheet, readers will find extensive Resources relating to each of the above questions.