Trauma-Informed Resources


Understanding Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resources for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

The Language of Trauma and Loss

The Language of Trauma and Loss provides teachers with information about the effect of trauma and loss on children, and the teacher’s role in identifying and referring appropriate students. The program also helps teachers establish a safe classroom and improve language arts skills using trauma and loss as a vehicle. Web-streamed videos offer professional development information for teachers, and age-specific lessons for elementary, middle and high school students, and can be used as a vehicle to help students express their concerns.

ACES Study Primer HD

Crawford County Human Services

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Nadine Burke Harris – TED Talk

“ReMoved” Documentary – Nathanael Matanick

A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.

“Paper Tigers” Documentary – James Redford

Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

“Resilience” Documentary – James Redford

Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Trauma & the Brain

The Effects of Stress on a Child’s Brain Development – Darian Lunne

Carrie Contey on Brain Development – AbramsLearningTrengs

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development – Alberta Family Wellness

“The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind”

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson

“Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain”

by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain – Jacob Ham

Hand Model of the Brain for KIDS – by Jeanette Yoffe – Yoffe Therapy

Social & Emotional Learning

Body Safety

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) helps make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. It’s advocated through research, practice, and policy in a collaborative approach to collect expertise and experiences to achieve ambitious goals and maximize impact for students.

“Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”

by John Gottman, Ph.D.

“God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies”

by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb

Trauma Informed Classroom

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

The Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators provides information for educators, parents and caretakers, including facts, suggestions, psychological and behavioral impact of trauma by grade level, and self-care.

Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The Trauma-Informed Classrooms provides information for educators on ways to recognize trauma symptoms in students by understanding the trauma response system and how to provide a safe classroom environment. Created through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Teaching Self-Regulation in the Early Grades

Activating young students’ natural bodily rhythms helps them regulate their nervous systems and prepare for learning.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

The Role of the Caregivers

“The Connected Child”

by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D., David R. Cross, Ph.D.,
and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

“Hold On to Your Kids”

by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Maté, M.D.

Our Overall Goal

We strive to increase the ability of child abuse victims and their non-offending family members to lead lives free of abuse and the trauma they have experienced.

In a perfect world no child would be abused!


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