Many federal agencies have provided resources to define trauma and educate others on the impact of trauma. These resources provide definitions, guidance documents, and fact sheets to use to help educate stakeholders.
Resources for Families
If you are parent or caregiver in search of trauma-informed resources here are some helpful resources.
Resources for Professionals
If you are a child-serving professional looking for more information on how your practice could become more trauma-informed your local community network could also have training resources. These websites and resource directories provide access to learning communities, webinars, and videos.
Resources for Policymakers
- Connect to partners influencing federal policy to become more trauma-informed through the Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice.
- Learn more about trauma-informed care in Virginia through these issue briefs produced by the Family and Children’s Trust.
- Read Governor’s Trauma-Informed Care Working Group’s interim report.
Whether you are a professional, a caregiver, or and advocate, here are some engaging ways to learn more about trauma-informed approaches.
- Read material on the science behind ACEs: ACEs Too High Trauma 101
- Watch a 14 minute TED talk from one of the leading practitioners in trauma-informed care, Dr.Nadine Burke Harris of the Center for Youth Wellness
- Learn more the excellent documentary introducing science behind ACEs and examples of trauma-informed care in practice: Resilience
- Learn more about the documentary introducing trauma-informed care in schools: Paper Tigers
Resources for Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs)
Trauma & Resilience 101 Training for Child-Serving Professionals
In addition to the local training offered by TICN networks, other experts including Dr. Allison Jackson of Integration Solutions and John Richardson-Lauve of ChildSavers have conducted hundreds of“Trauma & Resilience 101” training for groups throughout the state, including free clinics and Head Start staff.
ACE Interface Training
Stakeholder groups identified by Community Services Boards are participating in ACE Interface training with the support of the Department of Behavioral Health Development Authorities and leadership of Keith Cartwright and Colleen Hughes.
Examples of Cross-Sector Collaboration from TICNs across Virginia
Read more examples of how local and regional trauma networks are collaborating to promote awareness of ACEs and to address childhood adversity in Virginia’s Trauma Informed Community Networks, a publication by FACT.