National Child Traumatic Stress Network
As Coronavirus Shutdowns Grow, Resource Families Left with Little Guidance
As coronavirus continues to impact Americans on all fronts – from toilet paper shortages to event cancellations and school closings – the frontline caregivers for many of the country’s foster youth have suddenly been caught off guard.
Permanency in the News
Permanency in the News is a weekly email roundup of media stories on permanency in child welfare curated and distributed by Dr. Greg Manning. Below you will find this week’s edition.
Is Emotional Abuse as Harmful as Physical and Sexual Abuse?
A pair of recent studies asserts that psychological abuse may be as harmful as other forms of child maltreatment, including physical and sexual abuse. Although researchers describe emotional abuse of children as widely prevalent, it has not always been seen as serious or as damaging as other forms of maltreatment.
Facts for Policymakers: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth
A brief from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network aims to give policymakers updated information and perspectives about the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Based on a recent journal article, the brief looks at current findings and offers suggestions that could improve screening and treatment protocols for exploited youth.