Parents and Caregivers

New Resources

Staying Safe While Staying Connected: Tips for Caregivers (2016) (PDF)

Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents (2015) (PDF)

Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse (In English & Spanish) (PDF)

Provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse. Also included is advice on how to cope with the shock of intrafamilial abuse and with the emotional impact of legal involvement in sexual abuse cases.

Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Safe and Welcoming Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth (2015) (Video)

Safe Spaces. Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Traumatized LGBTQ Youth (2015) (Video)
The NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse committee is pleased to announce the launch of a new video which highlights the effect of trauma on LGBTQ youth; how bias impedes optimal care, and practical steps for creating safe and welcoming environments for traumatized LGBTQ youth. The video features five LGBTQ youth describing how trauma and bias have affected their ability to feel safe when seeking services. National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) presenters discuss specific steps that professionals and organizations can take to create safer and more welcoming environments for traumatized LGBTQ youth.

LGBTQ Youth: Voices of Trauma, LIves of Promise (2016) (Video)


It is a priority to strengthen the professional systems to support LGBTQ youth after sexual assault and other traumas that these youth commonly experience. This 13-minute video features five LGBTQ youth who discuss details of their own trauma experiences related to their respective LGBTQ identities, how they gained resilience, and how professionals helped them in this regard.

Learning Center Resources

Transforming Trauma in LGBTQ Youth Speaker Series
This series offers concrete strategies and recommendations for providers working with LGBTQ youth who have experienced trauma, including how to increase access to services, create a safe environment for care, and work with families and schools.