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Links to More Information on Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Trauma-Informed Care

The Tristate Trauma Network is committed to serving as a reliable resource for information on trauma, toxic stress, and trauma-informed care. If you become aware of other valuable resources, please email your suggestions for addition to this list.

WHAT IS TRAUMA?
Trauma results from an event, series of events, or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning…..READ MORE

New TTN Resource: “A Parent’s Guide to Trauma” Download Free Here

ACEs and TRAUMA

A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

ACE STUDY
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being.

ACES CONNECTION
ACEs Connection is a social networking site for all people interested in implementing ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience-building practices.

ACES TOO HIGH
Aces Too High is a news site for the general public on all things ACEs-, trauma-informed, and resilience-building.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS TRAUMA GUIDE
Trauma Guide. This 6-part series was designed with the primary care practice in mind – those who may or may not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.

CENTER ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Founded in 2006, the Center catalyzes local, national, and international innovation in policy and practice for children and families. Includes information on toxic stress and resilience.

CHILD TRAUMA ACADEMY
The ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) is a non-profit organization founded by Bruce Perry and based in Houston, Texas. This organization is working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education.

CPTSDFOUNDATION.ORG 
Foundation for Post Traumatic Healing and Complex Trauma Research.
Successfully equipping complex trauma survivors and practitioners with compassionate support, skills, and trauma-informed education since 2014.

DRUGREHAB.COM
This agency/site provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions, such as PTSD. Includes information on the relationship between drug use and trauma.

HEAL TRAFFICKING
HEAL Trafficking provides a compendium of educational resources for healthcare providers related to Human Trafficking.

IMPACT OF TRAUMA Infographic produced by Echo Parenting.

JOINING FORCES FOR CHILDREN/RESOURCE LIBRARY
This site provides resources for children of all ages.

THE NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. It is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD.

NINE TIPS FOR TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT TRAUMA

TED TALKS RELATED TO ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES Download this list of TED Talks.

The Link Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Later-Life Health 

UNDERSTANDING ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs) – Parent Handout

RESILIENCE

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma

Center on the Developing Child Resilience Videos:

COMMUNITY RESILIENCY COOKBOOK

COPING WITH GRIEF AFTER COMMUNITY VIOLENCE

OPIOID FAMILY SUPPORT TOOLKIT 

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AMERICA

RESILIENCE TRUMPS ACES
This is the website of The Children’s Resilience Initiative (CRI), which works to increase the positive, resilience-building experiences in the lives of the children, parents and families in the Walla Walla, WA community.

THE RESILIENCE EFFECT

WHAT IS RESILIENCE?

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

CENTER FOR YOUTH WELLNESS
The Center for Youth Wellness is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.

CREATING CULTURES OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
This is a trauma-informed care model developed by Community Connections, Inc. It engages the system or organization in a culture change, emphasizing core values of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment in every facet of program activities, physical settings, and relationships.

KY TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE INITIATIVE

The Missouri Model: A Developmental Framework for Trauma-Informed Care
The implementation of a trauma-informed approach is an ongoing organizational change process. A “trauma-informed approach” is not a program model that can be implemented and then simply monitored by a fidelity checklist. Rather, it is a profound paradigm shift in knowledge, perspective, attitudes and skills that continues to deepen and unfold over time. Some leaders in the field are beginning to talk about a “continuum” of implementation, where organizations move through stages. The continuum begins with becoming trauma aware and moves to trauma sensitive to responsive to being fully trauma informed.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance its members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare. It provides an array of services including consultation and training related to trauma-informed care.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Talking to Children About Violence:  Tips for Parents and Teachers
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk.  More Information Here

OHIO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE INITIATIVE
Ohio Trauma-Informed Care Resource Library
Ohio Provider Framework for Trauma-Informed Care

RELIAS LEARNING – 5 KEY ELEMENTS TO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE

SAMHSA Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific Interventions

SANCTUARY INSTITUTE
The Sanctuary Institute provides training and consultation services to the organizations that work with vulnerable adults, children and families with an aim to help an agency’s leaders reclaim a culture of hope and innovation.

TRAUMA AND LEARNING POLICY INITIATIVE
The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school. TLPI provides advocacy and support to schools to become trauma sensitive environments.

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCE CENTER

Trauma-Informed Practices in School

TRAUMA-INFORMED SCHOOLS INTERNET RESOURCES

VICARIOUS TRAUMA TOOLKIT
Since 2014, with funding from the federal Office for Victims of Crime, the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University has led the effort to create an online resource for law enforcement, emergency medical, fire and victim services organizations to address vicarious trauma.

The Tristate Trauma Network is committed to serving as a reliable resource for information on trauma, toxic stress, and trauma-informed care. If you become aware of other valuable resources, please email your suggestions for addition to this list.