First Impressions: Chronic Exposure to Violence & A Child's Developing Brain ( 15 min)
Featuring Dr. Bruce Perry. Presented by the the California Attorney General's Office.
National Center for PTSD
We are the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. Although we are a VA Center, our seven divisions across the country provide expertise on all types of trauma - from natural disasters, terrorism, violence and abuse to combat exposure.
Although we provide no direct clinical care, our purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of individuals who have experienced traumatic events, with a focus on American Veterans. We conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to: "Advance the Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress."
National Center for PTSD--PILOTS Database
A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The primary focus of the Center has been combat veterans and their families. This focus has been expanded. There are many useful programs, activities and resources for anyone interested in the effects of traumatic stressors. Home to the PILOTS Database, an electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental-health sequelae of exposure to traumatic events.
SNAP Research Laboratory
SNAP (STRESS NEUROBIOLOGY AND PREVENTION) is a developmental translational research laboratory. Three inter-related areas: (1) characterizing how stressful experiences that occur in infancy and childhood (2) employing randomized clinical trials to examine the effects of preventive interventions on the plasticity of these neural systems, and (3) impacting policy and practice towards high risk children and families by documenting the cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions, disseminating evidence-based preventive interventions
PTSD: Stress and Resilience (video)
Focuses on NIMH research in the areas of traumatic stress reactions and specifically mental health issues among U.S. service members. What we learn from the military experience can help us understand stress risk predictions for the entire population.
Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence
Nonprofit independent scientific organization composed of respected scientists, clinicians, educators, legal scholars, and public policy analysts. Our mission is to promote the ethical application of psychological science to human welfare. Committed to providing the public with accurate, research-based information about a variety of mental health issues and to preserving society's commitment to protect its most vulnerable members.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
ISTSS, founded in 1985, is a membership organization that provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma in the US and around the world.
National Ctr for Children Exposed to Violence
Yale University Child Study Center
The mission of the NCCEV is to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.
American Professional Society on Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC's mission is to ensure that everyone affected by child maltreatment receives the best possible professional response. Many useful scholarly and clinical materials focused primarily at the professional audience. Provides professional education, promotes research to inform effective practice, and addresses public policy issues.
Assess Suicidal Behaviors & Risk Among Children & Adolescents
David Goldston's exhaustive 200 page article (August 2000), available at NIMH in PDF format.
Child Abuse Prevention Network
A national collaborative project (formerly at Cornell University); good links to sites on child abuse and prevention.
Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Resources Links
Robin Nobles' collection of web sites on child abuse and safety.
Closed Head Injury
Our goal in creating BrainandSpinalCord.org is for the website to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors. Our hope is that this site will become relied upon as a trustworthy resource for the community and for those who are searching for information.
Birth Injury Guide
Is my child displaying symptoms of a birth injury? What exactly is a birth injury and how did this happen? Is my doctor to blame? What should I do once I find out my child has a birth injury? What will life with a child with a birth injury look like, and what is the prognosis of certain birth injuries? It’s natural for these and many more questions to come to mind. At Birth Injury Guide we strive to answer all your questions with the hope that we can help guide you and make your life a little easier if your child or loved one has a birth injury.
- What is Hate? >
The Roots of Hate
- Early Imprints >
- What Are We Doing To Our Children? >
- Effects of Trauma and Abuse >
- Causes and Effects of Bullying
- Trauma, bigotry, violence linked
- Authoritarian Upbringings >
- Absolutism and Insularity >
- Papers: Early Roots of Prejudice
- Impaired Cognition >
- The Violent Brain >
- Roots of Violence and Cruelty >
- Ghosts of the Past >
How Hate Manifests
- Hate in the News >
- Social Defenses >
- Fanning the Flames >
How We Fool Ourselves
Brain and Belief
- Search for Certainty >
- Index: All Biases, Distortions and Influences
- Overview of Topics
- Enhancing Emotional and Social Skills >
Building Reflective Minds
- Cross-cultural Awareness >
- Media Awareness >
- Teaching an Honest History >
- Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility >
- Ethics Training >
- Whole Child Learning >
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- Helping Children in Dire Conditions >
- Preventing Violence and Bullying >
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