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Feb 08, 2022

New Resources: Mental Health Providers’ Guide on Children Affected by Family Member’s Death Sentence or Execution

Children of fam­i­ly mem­bers who have been sen­tenced to death or exe­cut­ed are among the most hid­den trau­ma vic­tims of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. To help address their unique men­tal health needs, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), an orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to rais[ing] the stan­dard of care and improv[ing] access to ser­vices for trau­ma­tized chil­dren, their fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties through­out the United States,” has released a new treat­ment resource that offers guid­ance to pro­fes­sion­als who work with chil­dren affect­ed by the death penalty.