The National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: Helping Kids Recover and Thrive


Recognizing the serious mental health impact that traumatic events can have on children, adolescents, and families, Congress authorized the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop a national program to focus on child and adolescent trauma. A national program named the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) was created under the Children’s Health Act of 2000.

Published: 2015 (6 pages)

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