1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.
1 in 5 children will be solicited sexually while on the internet.
Nearly 70% of reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) happen to children ages 17 and under.

 Trauma Resources

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( TF-CBT) is an evidenced-based treatment protocol that has been proven effective in treating children and adolescents with PTSD. Learn more about the components of TF-CBT and who is a good candidate.

Trauma & PTSD

The National Center for PTSD and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) are excellent resources to learn more about trauma and PTSD. NCTSN serves to improve access to treatment services for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Learn more about NCTSN and Child PTSD.


The Trauma Center at JRI was founded by Bessel van der Kolk, an internationally renowned expert in the field of trauma.The Trauma Center offers specialized clinical services to at risk children and families or those who have experienced trauma. The program also provides education, training and consultation to students and mental health providers.

TheTrauma Center
Justice Resource Institute (JRI)

Child Advocacy Centers

State Child Advocacy Centers or CAC's offer coordinated services to child victims of crime and their families. ​ The Granite State Chldren's Alliance operates three CAC programs in New Hampshire.
Learn more about Maine's network of CAC's and how you can help prevent child abuse in your area.


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma- by Bessel Van der Kolk

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence- From Domestic Violence to Political Terror- by Judith Herman


The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms- by Williams & Poijula