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Johnson J, Wright FD. 2019. Child maltreatment: The role of the dental professional. Dallas, TX: Procter and Gamble Company, 1 v.

Annotation: This continuing-education course for oral health professionals provides information about child abuse and neglect and outlines responsibilities for recognizing, reporting, treating, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Topics include defining the problem, the dentist's role in intervention, presenting problems that suggest child maltreatment, assessment and documentation, reporting, treatment for orofacial or dental trauma, and what oral health professionals can do to reduce child maltreatment.

Contact: Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH Telephone: (800) 543-2577 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Child abuse, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Continuing education, Dental care, Emotional abuse, Intervention, Maltreated children, Oral health, Physical abuse, Prevention services, Resources for professionals, Responsibility, Trauma

Pinderhughes H, Davis RA, Williams M. 2016. Adverse community experiences and resilience: A framework for addressing and preventing community trauma. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 34 pp., exec. summ (6 pp.)

Annotation: This paper explores trauma at the population level and how it impacts efforts to prevent violence and improve other aspects of community health. The paper also presents a framework for addressing and preventing trauma at the community level. Topics include the community environment, the production of trauma from violence, community strategies to address community violence, elements of a resilient community, and promoting community resilience.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Community action, Culturally competent services, Economic factors, Emotional trauma, Geographic factors, Health promotion, Models, Prevention programs, Resilience, Social conditions, Social support, Sociocultural factors, Standards, Trauma, Trauma care, Violence prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics; Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. 2013. Parenting after trauma: A guide for foster and adoptive parents. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 3 pp.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2012. Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event: A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers. [Rockville, MD]: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet provides tips for parents and teachers on how to talk to children and adolescents after traumatic events. Information about how children and adolescents may react and behave is provided for preschool-age children, children ages 5-11, and adolescents ages 12-14. Ideas about how to help, what to say and do, and what to do when talking isn't enough are provided.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: SMA12-4732.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Child behavior, Children, Communication, Disasters, Emotional trauma, Emotions

National Center on Family Homelessness. 2012. Developing a trauma-informed approach to serving young homeless families. Needham, MA: National Center on Family Homelessness, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief outlines the core principles of trauma-informed care and outlines steps that organizations can take to adopt a trauma-informed approach to improve services to families that are experiencing homelessness. The brief discusses the core principles of trauma-informed care and provides five detailed steps to becoming trauma informed.

Contact: National Center on Family Homelessness, American Institutes for Research, 201 Jones Road, Suite 1, Waltham, MA 02451, Telephone: (781) 373-7073 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Emotional trauma, Families, High risk groups, Homeless persons, Homelessness, Low income groups, Mothers, Parents, Programs, Single parents, Social services, Stress, Trauma, Young children, Young children

DeFrancesco MS, Hilton I, Gagliardi AD, Andersen R. 2012. The importance of perinatal oral health. Alexandria, VA: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 1 video (1 hour, 28 min.). (Emerging science webinar series)

Annotation: This webinar, held on July 23, 2012, focuses on oral health during the perinatal period. Topics include barriers to using oral health services during pregnancy, the relationship between maternal health and health in families, research on periodontal disease and birth outcomes, the role of obstetricians in oral health screening, and trauma-informed practice in oral health care settings.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Dental care, Emotional trauma, Oral health, Perinatal health, Pregnant women, Relationships, Trauma care

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2011. Helping children and youth who have experienced traumatic events: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day—May 3, 2011. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the behavioral and emotional symptoms often displayed by children who have experienced traumatic events such as violence, physical or sexual abuse, war, loss of a loved one, living with an impaired caregiver, or having a life-threatening injury or illness. Written to coincide with National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 3, 2011), the report describes the scope of the problem among children and youth; describes federal initiatives to improve services available to children and youth who have experienced trauma; and outlines four common types of treatment that address traumatic stress. The report highlights some of the mental health benefits that have resulted from services provided through the Children's Mental Health initiative, established by an Act of Congress in 1992, and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It highlights the state of Maine's THRIVE initiative -- a program funded through a grant from the SAMHSA that serves children who are involved in child protective services.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HHS Pub. No. SMA-11-4642.

Keywords: Child development, Child mental health, Early intervention services, Emotional trauma, Federal initiatives, Intervention, Model programs, Public awareness campaigns, Trauma

Zahnd E, Aydin M, Grant D, Holtby S. 2011. The link between intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and mental health in California. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 8 pp. (Health policy brief)

Annotation: This policy brief presents findings on the linkages between intimate partner violence (IPV), emotional health, and substance use among adults ages 18-65 in California. Topics include psychological distress among IPV victims, violence-related substance abuse, and mental health and substance abuse services needs among IPV victims.

Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Domestic violence, Emotional trauma, Interpersonal violence, Mental health, Mental health services, Public policy, State surveys, Substance abuse, Substance abuse treatment services, Women's health

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2009. EMSC, after the injury: Helping parents help their kids recover. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau,

Annotation: This webinar discusses the pyscho-social needs of children involved in a traumatic injury, and describes and demonstrates a Web site designed to help parent's better assist their children in recovering from traumatic stress. The webinar is presented in audio, video, captions, slides, and transcripts formats. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Emotional trauma, Mental health, Parent education, Psychosocial factors, Resource materials, Trauma

Hodas GR. 2006. Responding to childhood trauma: The promise and practice of trauma informed care. [Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors], 77 pp.

Annotation: This paper builds on efforts by the National Technical Assistance Center for Mental Health Planning, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, and others to increase appreciation of the relevance of trauma in understanding children and planning to meet their needs. The paper focuses primarily on child maltreatment and on children in institutional settings such as juvenile detention facilities. It is organized into two main parts. Part 1 discusses the challenges of childhood trauma, and part 2 addresses meeting the challenge of trauma-informed care. A discussion, a conclusion, and suggested readings are also included.

Contact: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 739-9333 Fax: (703) 548-9517 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Emotional trauma, Health care, Maltreated children, Mental health, Residential care, Therapeutics

Jaycox LH, Morse LK, Tanielian T, Stein BD. 2006. How schools can help students recover from traumatic experiences: A tool-kit for supporting long-term recovery. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Gulf States Policy nistitute, 46 pp. (Working paper WR-377)

Annotation: This toolkit for school personnel is designed to help readers understand how to help students recover from trauma. the toolkit defines trauma, explains how to select students for participating in trauma-related programs, compares programs geared toward a variety of types of trauma (nonspecific trauma, disaster-related trauma, programs for traumatic loss, programs for exposure to violence, and programs for complex trauma), describes programs, and discusses how to find funding.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disasters, Emotional trauma, Programs, School age children, School health programs, Trauma, Violence

Bell R, Conradt K, De Marrais J, Doherty K, Haddow G, Kiernan M, Stollenwerck A. 2006. Katrina response: Protecting the children of the storm. Westport, CT: Save the Children Federation, 7 pp.

Annotation: This issue brief provides information about how Hurricane Katrina affected and continues to affect children and how Save the Children has been working to ensure that school programs, summer camps, and child care are available and that children can play, learn, and work through emotional distress in safe places. The issue brief discusses how recovery begins in education, caring for children in the community, partners who make a difference, moving from disaster relief to recovery, and preparing for the future.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children, Disasters, Emotional trauma, Schools

Harris WW, Putnam FW, Fairbank JA. 2004. Mobilizing trauma resources for children [DRAFT]. [St. Louis, MO]: Johnson and Johnson Pediatric Institute, 43 pp.

Annotation: This draft manuscript was presented in part at the meeting "Shaping the Future of Children's Health" held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 12-16, 2004. It summarizes research into the consequences of child trauma and its contribution to public health problems worldwide. Topics include the prevalence of traumatized children, consequences of trauma, a definition of trauma, how trauma hurts children, protective factors and resiliency, trauma as a risk factor, assessment and evaluation strategies and issues, universal vs. targeted screening for children, ethical issues in the assessment of traumatized children, and therapeutic responses to positive screens. Findings are discussed with examples given of models and programs, as well as discussion and summary conclusions. References conclude the manuscript.

Contact: Every Child Matters Education Fund, 1023 15th Street, NW, Suite 401 , Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 223-8177 Fax: (202) 223-8499 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child health, Child mental health, Children, Emotional trauma, Ethics, Grief, Health screening, Physical abuse, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Public health, Research, Risk assessment, Stress, Trauma

U.S. Center for Mental Health Services. 2004. Mental health response to mass violence and terrorism: A training manual. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, 184 pp.

Annotation: This manual offers information about what mental health professionals, crime victim assistance professionals, and faith-based counselors need to know to provide appropriate mental health support following incidents involving criminal mass victimization. The manual also provides a training course designed to enable human service providers to help victims, survivors, and family members cope with trauma and loss and participate in the criminal justice process, help the community at large recover, and understand and manage service providers' own work-related stress responses. Manual topics include (1) human responses to mass violence and terrorism, (2) mental health intervention, (3) organizational preparation and response and the mental health role, (4) stress prevention, management, and intervention, (5) setting up training, (6) comprehensive training course outline, and (7) additional training needs and options. An overview of resources is also included.

Contact: U.S. Center for Mental Health Services, , 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-1310 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communities, Counselors, Crime, Emotional trauma, Families, Intervention, Mental health, Mental health professionals, Prevention, Resource materials, Stress, Survivors, Terrorism, Training, Victims

Rockstad S. [2003]. FOCUS (Families of Color Utilizing Services) at Ele's Place: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program—Final report. Lansing, MI: Ele's Place, 79 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program in Lansing, Michigan, from 1997 - 2002 to prevent adverse outcomes in grieving children following the death of a family member or important friend by providing emotional support to these children. Program elements focused on children of families of color and expanding outreach to them. Report contents include descriptions of the project's purpose and relationship to Title V maternal and child health programs, goals and objectives, methodology, evaluation, results and outcomes (positive and negative), a list of project publications and products produced, a summary of dissemination and utilization of results, future plans and follow-up, and type and amount of support needed to replicate the program. Appendices provide information on program participants, survey instruments, a report on supporting grieving children, sample program brochures, and a list of articles and advertisements place in targeted publications. The project abstract is also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Ele's Place, 1145 West Oakland Avenue, Lansing, MI 48915, Telephone: (517) 482-1315 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Bereavement, Children, Culturally competent services, Emotional trauma, Ethnic groups, Family centered services, Final reports, Grief, MCH services, Michigan, Racial factors, Social support

Marta SY. 2003. Healing the hurt, restoring the hope. [no place]: SawRobin Press, 341 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses how children and youth may react to traumatic experiences, how to recognize when children are affected by traumatic experiences such as divorce, death, and crisis and how to help children heal after such experiences. The author recounts many related stories and recommends games, play-based exercises, rituals, and other activities to help children express and resolve their emotions. The book explores the roles of the family, school, and community in healing children that suffer emotional injury.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Communication skills, Emotional trauma, Grief, Mental health, Parent child relations, Play therapy, Resource materials, Youth

Goodman RF, Gurian A, ed. 2002. Caring for kids after trauma and death: A guide for parents and health professionals. New York, NY: Institute for Trauma and Stress, New York University Child Study Center, 57 pp.

Annotation: This guide describes how children grieve at different ages and the specific ways that teachers, mental health professionals, and parents can help them with the immediate and ongoing tasks of grieving. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) essential information, (2) guidelines for schools, (3) guidelines for mental health professionals, (4) guidelines for parents, (5) children, trauma, and death, (6) mental health, (7) adults, trauma, and death, (8) special topics, and (9) information in Spanish. The guide includes practical tips and specific concepts and issues.The guide contains two appendices: (1) references and (2) books for children, adolescents, parents, and professionals on bereavement; trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder; anxiety disorders; depression; and war, terrorism, and tolerance.The guide as available in English and Spanish.

Contact: New York University Child Study Center, 577 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (212) 263-6622 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Anxiety, Bereavement, Children, Death, Depression, Emotional trauma, Grief, Mental health, Parents, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Resource materials, Spanish language materials, Terrorism, War

Osofsky JD, Fenichel E, eds. 1996. Islands of safety: Assessing and treating young victims of violence. Arlington, VA: Zero to Three, 44 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information about evaluating and treating children who have been exposed to violence. It offers information about recognizing and evaluating symptoms and behaviors, supporting care givers of traumatized children, including therapists, teachers, and police officers, and designing treatment plans. It includes a list of print references, and an annotated list of videotapes.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Contact Phone: (800) 899-4301 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: Price unknown. Document Number: ISBN 0-9436 57-37-7.

Keywords: Child abuse, Children, Domestic violence, Emotional trauma, Evaluation, Family violence, Therapeutics, Witnesses


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.