National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute provides community crisis intervention, trauma treatment, clinical training, and treatment outcome research for traumatized children and their caregivers. The Trauma Center focuses on specialty trauma service delivery, education, and training to assist children exposed to physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and community and political violence. It is affiliated with multiple community agencies, including clinics, universities, schools, youth groups, homeless shelters, church groups and the Boston police department, which partner with the center to serve children in the Greater Boston area as well as in rural and remote areas of New England.

Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents

A White Paper from the NCTSN Complex Trauma Task Force

The Trauma Center National Child Traumatic Stress Network Community Practice and Service Site:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Community Treatment and Services Centers implement and evaluate effective treatment and services in community settings, collect clinical data on traumatized children receiving treatment, develop expertise related to effective practices, financing and other service issues, and provide leadership and training on child trauma for service providers in the community and staff in a range of child service sectors.

For information on the Trauma Center a Category III Site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Please contact:
Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D.
(617) 232-1303 x 215


Gender Neutral Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Class on Saturdays


Trauma Center at JRI awarded federal grant of $633,405 to help those affected by human trafficking


Suffolk University and the Trauma Center at JRI Receive $3 Million National Child Traumatic Stress Network Grant


Books by Trauma Center Faculty and Colleagues available on