Adoption Reading Recommendations and Links

Recommended Reading list compiled by Patricia Irwin Johnston

Developmental Trauma Disorder by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD: a rational approach to complex child trauma. (Link) Adobe free reader is needed for PDF files.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Link to their website: Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

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