Indian Country

Child Trauma Center




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

Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive, Executive Summary

Bulletin Examines Children Exposed to Violence, Trauma and Implications for Policing



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Leveraging Culture to Address Health Inequalities: Examples from Native Communities

What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?

National Behavioral Health Barometer, 2015

2016 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 en¬≠joyable, 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.

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Honoring Children, Mending the Circle Toolkit - a collection of culturally appropriate books, puppets, games, posters and other resources to use when implementing the Honoring Children, Mending the Circle model. There are over 60 children's books, clinician resource books, board games, puppets and posters included in the toolkit. The toolkit can be purchased for $1300 from ICCTC.

There is an enhaced version of the toolkit that includes the above with an additional 30 children's and clinician resource books. The Enhanced Toolkit can be purchased for $1700.  

 Use this link to see what resources are included in the toolkit.

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center developed a set of Monographs for the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Below you click on the picture and bring up the monograph.