Traumatic Stress Chronicles:

Read the latest edition of our newsletter. In this issue:

  • Interactive Trauma Scale merges image and word to counter language limitations
  • At Horizons Clinic, interventions are tailored for children with IDD and trauma exposure
  • How we partner with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Power of Parenting:

COVID-19 Resources:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created resources to address the behavioral health needs of children, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19.

Addressing Fears and Feelings From Prior Losses

Helping Children Cope With the Impending Death of a Loved One

Mourning the Death of a Loved One

Other Resources:

How to Help Your Child After the Death of a Sibling from Substance Use or Overdose

How to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies


Trauma can have a profound impact on children and their families.

If your child has experienced:

  • Community Violence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss of a Loved One

It can cause unusual behaviors, such as:

  • Anger
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety
  • Illness
  • Moodiness
  • Inattention
  • Depression
  • Clinginess
  • Distress

No one should have to suffer from the effects of trauma alone.

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is here to help your family find answers.

You and your child will benefit from our:

  • Evidence based treatments
  • Expert team of licensed social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and mental health counselors
  • Extensive research efforts to discover policies and practices that best support children and families

Elizabeth Thompson, Director of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute, provides tips to help parents detect stresses in their child and describes how the Traumatic Stress Center works with families to overcome trauma.

Help is just a phone call away.

To make an appointment at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress,
please contact our Intake Coordinator at (443) 923-5980 or

Request an Appointment Online

In the event of an emergency, please contact 911 immediately


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