Covering Children and Trauma

The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, based at Columbia Journalism School, is a resource center and program developer for students, educators, journalists and news organizations interested in the intersection of journalism and trauma issues. The Dart Center recognizes and encourages excellence in reporting on victims of violence and trains journalists on issues of trauma.

Established by a congressional Initiative in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic centers and front-line community service providers dedicated to understanding and treating children and families who have experienced traumatic events. The NCTSN’s work encompasses all trauma types, from natural disasters to school and community violence, child abuse, and life-threatening illness. Its reach extends across settings and disciplines and to institutions and systems integral to children’s lives. The mission of the NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

NCTSN is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.