Harvard University, Center on the Developing Child
Research and Development, Early Childhood Mental Health, Information for Caregivers and Professionals Regarding: Toxic Stress, Serve and Return (parent-child interaction), Brain Architecture and Development, Executive Functioning, and Building Resilience in Children
Child Trauma Academy (CTA)
Excellent resources for parents and caregivers of children overcoming trauma. CTA is a not-for-profit organization working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. CTA includes information and resources on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children.
The National Child and Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Comprehensive site for professionals and caregivers of children healing from trauma or abuse. Includes resources, research-informed treatment approaches, and fact sheets for parents and caregivers.
The Effect of Divorce on Children, Dr. Robert Hughes
What are the factors in divorcing families that contribute to children having difficulties, & what are the factors that foster adaptation? Dr. Hughes responds here.
Sexual Behaviors in Children
“Sexual exploration and play are a natural part of childhood sexual development, and help children not only to learn about their own bodies, but about the social and cultural rules that govern sexual behavior...” Read Information Sheet for Caregivers, from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) (pdf)
ATSA's Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems completed an in depth research review and report which is intended to guide professional practices with children, ages 12 and under. This report addresses how assessment is recommended to be linked to intervention activities, what intervention models or components are most effective and the role of family or caregiver involvement in research-informed intervention. ATSA's Task Force report also addresses a number of public policy issues concerning children with sexual behavior problems (SBPs).
View or download ATSA's Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems