CTA is a Community of Practice working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. We recognize the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, CTA seeks to help maltreated and traumatized children.


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Early Childhood and Brain Development: How Experiences Shape Child, Community and Culture

Relational Poverty: The Important of Early Childhood Relationships for Child, Community and Culture

Series 1: Understanding Traumatized and Maltreated Children (full series or individual titles)

Series 2: The Six Core Strengths for Healthy Childhood Development   (full series or individual titles)


Childs_LossA Child’s Loss: Helping Children Exposed to Traumatic Death is a short booklet that provides some practical advice for adults helping children deal with traumatic loss. Simple and clear recommendations for parents, caregivers and educators are provided. It is part of the CTA Press Caregiver Series and is available on iTunes and also on Kindle.

nmt_thumbnailThe Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Case-based Training Series are clinical case conference series led by Dr. Bruce Perry.  Mental health professionals can conveniently view RECORDINGS of  ten 90 minute sessions via the Internet.  Join anytime.  Peruse your options here.

Purchase past recordings of our NMT Case-Based Training Series — clinical case conference series led by Dr. Bruce Perry.  This teaching model has been useful for helping clinicians and frontline staff better understand the neurodevelopmental principles involved in many of the primary symptoms, as well as strengths, they see in the children they serve.Order Now