The following resources are a compilation of items shared by fellow trainers and trainees.
Not all of the resources have been vetted by Dr. Meyer, nor are they all endorsed by the developers of TF-CBT.
Children with sexual behavior problems
Trauma and the brain
Terror attacks / school shootings
Blue demarcates where a TF-CBT training has occurred
Workbook for LGBTQ+
COVID specific trauma screener
Video by Robin Gurwich, Ph.D.
How to talk to kids about COVID
For children with developmental delays
The bright side of COVID
The following resource guides were developed in April, 2020. Some resources address all children’s needs; some were developed specifically for children with I/DD and/or Autism.
Visuals for PRACTICE with young kids
Websites with interactive games
Organized by topic
“You weren’t with me” by Chandra Ghosh Ippen. Topic: Traumatic separation
“Annoying Nonsense Thoughts” by Sarah Parker. Topic: Cognitive restructuring
Sex Education Resources
- Let’s Talk About S-E-X; Sam Gitchel
- Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens ; Justin Richardson
- The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse; Sandy Kleven
- How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex; Chirban
Children with Sexual Behavior problems
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth (NCSBY)
Resources from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
– Talking to kids about healthy sexuality
– Working with men who have pornography addictions
** Disclaimer: these resources have been useful for some families who were struggling with these issues within a religious context. These resources are not necessarily based on research.
Problematic Sexual Behavior CBT (PSB-CBT)
Trauma and the Brain
Beacon House: Therapeutic Services and Trauma Team
Myriad of resources, many of which focus on trauma and the brain
Terror Attacks / School Shootings
National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. Check in with our own communities and those we work with who may be feeling vulnerable due to this incident, especially Muslim and refugee families. These resources include:
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- After the Injury—website for families with injured children
- Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children
Resources on Refugee Trauma
- Understanding Refugee Trauma: For Primary Care Providers
- Understanding Refugee Trauma: For School Personnel
- Understanding Refugee Trauma: For Mental Health Professionals
- Refugee Services Core Stressor Assessment Tool
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free on Apple and Android mobile devices. The NCTSN Learning Center offers a PFA online training course.
To access these resources and others, go to
Terrorism and Violence: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/terrorism-and-violence
Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:
- Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy
- Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events
For individuals in the United States who are needing additional support, SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline. To access, call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746.