Special Populations and Trauma

Children Who are Deaf

Addressing the Trauma Treatment Needs of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the Hearing Children of Deaf Parents (2006) (PDF)
Find extensive information about the characteristics of these children and families and trauma issues that affect them as well as guidance for therapists.

Facts on Trauma and Deaf Children (2004) (PDF)
Find information about modifying trauma treatment for deaf children, statistics on trauma among deaf children, and policy and research issues for this community. 

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Facts on Traumatic Stress and Children with Developmental Disabilities (2004) (PDF)
Find information about modifying trauma treatment for developmentally disabled children, statistics on trauma among these children, how special characteristics of this population may influence the incidence of trauma, and more.

The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma (2015)
This training provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities who have experienced trauma. 

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Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Facts on Trauma and Homeless Children (2004) (PDF)
Find information about how homelessness affects the experience of trauma, how trauma services can be delivered to homeless children and families, and facts and figures on homeless children in America.

Psychological First Aid for Families Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)
Research suggests that may families facing homelessness—especially women and their children—have experienced traumatic events. By following the guidelines in this resource, shelter providers can help families in crisis feel safe and connect to services—the first step to long-term stability. This product was developed by the Ambit Network, a university-community partnership that is a member of the Network.

Psychological First Aid for Youth Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)
This manual provides a framework and a model for intervention by direct care staff working in drop-in centers, emergency and transitional shelters, and group homes so they can better understand and address the needs of homeless youth, who are often survivors of trauma. This product was developed by the agencies of the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership, including the Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, an NCTSN member.

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