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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) bench card for the trauma-informed judge

Judge in court

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network bench card can help judges determine if court-involved children and adolescents could benefit from trauma-informed services from a mental health professional.  The bench cards provide questions to help the judge identify the need for assessment as well as provide a framework for the mental health professional to evaluate the level of trauma-informed disorder experienced by the child or adolescent.