Resources

Trauma-Informed Care

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools from the National Center for Crisis Management
A free and comprehensive guidebook to assist schools in responding effectively to "everyday crises" and school-based disasters.

American Academy of Pediatrics
A professional organization for Pediatricians that contains consumer publications and public health information on topics related to children.

American Humane Association
Information and advocacy to assist in ensuring the well-being of children.

American Psychological Association
A professional organization for psychologists that hosts a web-based consumer help center addressing psychological issues that affect daily physical and emotional well-being.

Boston Medical Center, Child Witness to Violence Project
Information for parents and caregivers of young children who are victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events.

Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A resource for parents, caregivers and professionals on the impact of injury and medical trauma on children and strategies to support their recovery.

Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
A center for treatment and ongoing research related to trauma in children and adolescents with information on national, regional and local trainings and presentations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and tools for health promotion including reduction of injury, violence and safety of adults and children.

Child Help, USA
A national resource for prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.

Child Trauma Academy
An interdisciplinary community of practice focused on improving the lives of at-risk children and responding to problems in parenting, education, the law, child protection systems, mental health, law enforcement and other related systems.

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A State of Florida resource for services, information, training, and public policy related to domestic violence

Lives in the Balance
Audio, video and print resources on working with children described as challenging, angry and defiant.

Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Link to the free download and print ordering information for Helping Traumatized Children Learn, a report and policy agenda to promote supportive school environments for children traumatized by family violence.

MentalHealth.gov
One-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information for a variety of public and professional audiences.

National Association of School Psychologists
A professional organization with resources for school psychologists, families and educators seeking to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.

National Association of School Psychologists - Crisis Safety Resources
Free resources and tip sheets for parents and educators to help children cope with violence.  

National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Information, training, and supports for professionals, policymakers, and parents seeking to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Research, information and professional tools to help reduce violence and its impact on children.

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Technical assistance center to build awareness of trauma-informed care and promote trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Information, training and research to improve the quality and access to services for traumatized children, families and communities.

National Children’s Advocacy Center
A national center that offers research, training, intervention, and prevention information needed to respond effectively to child abuse and neglect.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A national resource for services, information, training, and public policy related to domestic violence.

National Education Association Health Information Network
View or download a free copy of the School crisis guide: Helping and healing in a time of crisis.

National Girls Institute
A research-based training and resource clearinghouse to advance girls’ issues and an improved responses to girls in the juvenile justice system.

National Technical Assistance For Children's Mental Health-Trauma Informed Care

New York University Child Study Center
Research, training and video content for families, educators, and professionals caring for children with mental health disorders.

Promising Futures Without Violence
Information on best practices for serving children and parents experiencing domestic violence.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Information, support services and advocacy targeting sexual violence.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Disaster Technical Assistance Center
Resources to support States, Territories, Tribes, and local entities to deliver an effective mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) response to disasters.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration web page on Violence and Traumatic Events
Resources and information on coping with violence and traumatic events.

Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute
A non-profit trauma center that provides clinical services to victims of trauma, and training, consultation, and educational programming for post-graduate mental health professionals.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Comprehensive information and resources for child welfare and related professionals to help protect children and strengthen families.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Resources to assist schools in becoming trauma-sensitive.