List of tools to help teachers deescalate difficult students
From the Marshall Project. This resource provides a guide to complicated legal terms related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol in easy to understand language
Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes in Learning, Behavior, and Health for Vulnerable Children
Describes the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This podcast/article describes different types of of intimate partner violence and how to support a loved one who may be in an abusive relationship.
This article describes the possibilities and risks of the using knowledge from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and suggestions the use of a resilience model and the understanding of how the brain and body work to further the goals of a trauma-informed approach.
An interview with disability justice activist, attorney, educator, community organizer, scholar, speaker and consultant on disability justice, racial justice and mutual aid.
Throughline podcast discusses how the racial system of the United States could be understood as a caste system.
Provides historical context on the insurrection on January 6 2021.
The resources on this site have been gathered to help individuals educate others, take action, donate, and more.
Anti-Asian racism and violent attacks on Asian elderly have only increased in recent months. Since COVID-19 became news in the United States, hate speech and violence against the AAPI community has run rampant. In February 2021, attacks, particularly on elderly Asian Americans, have spiked. Unfortunately, many of these incidents are not being reported and are invisible to major media outlets. We hope to change this by offering the following resources with our community. Please join us in taking action whether it’s by educating yourself and others around you or donating to non-profit organizations
This list of resources was put together by the Asian American Studies program at Cornell University.
An NBC news article and list of resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander communities.
Features 20 Asian Americans and events of note in people’s history.
NSVRC staff talk with Sevonna Brown, Assistant Executive Director for Black Women’s Blueprint about their research on the link between sexual violence and reproductive health.
A review of attitudes and myth acceptance related to human trafficking
a conversation on the way in and out of hate and hate groups through connection
Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy’s startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential…and endangered.
Providers free tools for educators, staff and administrators on trauma and trauma informed care
Video describing one school’s effort to change the way they respond to challenging student behavior using trauma-informed practices
This is a pod-cast and article of an interview by Ezra Klein of The NY Times of Dr. Nadine eBurke Harris on the impact of trauma in general and the trauma of Covid 19 on children and adults. They discuss lesson’s from her work in California.
Video advocating for a living wage for personal care attendents and direct support professionals of people with disabilities
Lists and descriptions of lesson plans and resources for teachers and parents to discuss the U.S. Capitol attack with students and children.
This article describes Connecticut’s state wide efforts to expand and enhance trauma-informed care for child welfare involved youth. This is not open access. Please contact us for information on accessing this article.
A podcast that discusses the history of the Violence Against Women Act.
This article discusses how policy makers can leverage research in ways to promote trauma-informed practices for survivors of human trafficking. This article is not open access. Please contact us for access.
Recording of virtual event, “Experiences of Black Disabled People During & After Disasters: A Global Conversation”, held by the Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) including universal sign language and closed captions.
A Facebook group for educations to discuss challenges and ideas for hosting difficult conversations after violent, traumatic or difficult events.
The Facing History virtual Community Conversation Series, actor and activist George Takei discusses his family’s wrongful incarceration during World War II and how we can all take action against anti-Asian racism on the rise today.
Resources for educators and parents to discuss and respond to the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
This article describes ways teachers can recognize their students strengths and help to build resilience.
Article describing how a 6 year old was handcuffed and arrested after having a tantrum at school. This articles mentions the school to prision pipeline
A scholarly journal article about changes in client and organizational outcomes after implementing trauma-informed care. Positive changes in client and organizational outocmes were reported.
A brief, educational video from TedEd that describes what impeachment is and how it works.
This PBS News Hour special discusses the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and what can be done to stop it.
Resources from Mind/Shift at KQED to help adults talk to children about the riots at the U.S Capitol honestly, sensitively and appropriate to their development.
This article provides adults tips for how to talk about and normalize disability with children.
In this essay Dr. Carey discusses perspectives on mattering in social and educational contexts for young Black men and Black boys. It discusses ways in which educators can reimagine the opportunities to recognize and support the mattering of their students. ¬†Contact the Institute for Social Healing to access the article.
This study describes the impact of a mindfulness-based program to expand trauma-informed strategies in the classroom. This is an open access/free article.
A podcast that describes the history of of impeachment in the United States
This article describes the strengths and limits of the Adverse Childhood Experiences score in the growing Trauma-Informed Care movement. This is an open access, free article.
Rogers, Bobich, and Heppell’s (2016) case study illustrating the successful application of an “Incredible Years” intervention with a 4-year-old girl and her family in the context of a homeless shelter provides an opportunity to consider the intersecting perspectives of infant and early childhood mental health and trauma-informed care. Cathy’s exposure to intimate partner violence, her mother’s chronic depression, and her homelessness occurred during the critical developmental stages of prenatal development and the first four years of life, impacting her developing understanding of relationships and her emotion regulation. A trauma-informed perspective provides an understanding of the links between Cathy’s history of trauma and her presenting symptoms of tantrums, aggression, and “moodiness,” leading to recommended parenting strategies that support co-regulation and eventually self-regulation of emotions. Although the Incredible Years intervention was successful in reducing Cathy’s symptoms, the addition of trauma-focused interventions may have the added benefit of helping Cathy to directly play and talk about her experience, together with her mother, so that both can understand and integrate their traumatic experiences and her mother can restore her role as a “protective shield” for her family. Finally, the opening provided by implementation of a successful parenting intervention could lead to a broader consultation aimed at creating a trauma-informed organization within the transitional living shelter.
This podcast describes the work of James Baldwin as it relates to race, inequity, gender, sexual orientation and violence.
Describes ideas for holding conversations after national/global crisis.
A pod cast conversation on racial identity, and discussing “whiteness”
News article discussing how public libraries are adopting trauma informed practices
tools to help people with disabilities use supportive decision making as opposed to gaurdianship
Article describing how some recipients need to repay the cost of the health care paid for under Medicaid
A scholarly review of the education of health care professionals on human trafficking
It is free virtual Person-Centered Planning Training for people with disabilities and family members. This explains what person centered planning is and how it relates to disability justice. It also provides information on a free training. The training is most relevant to people in the state of Maryland.
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn’t just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans‚ our police.
My Grandmother’s Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, is a therapist with decades of experience currently in private practice in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in trauma, body-centered psychotherapy, and violence prevention. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. Menakem has studied with bestselling authors Dr. David Schnarch (Passionate Marriage) and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score). He also trained at Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
CA will launch universal screenings of adverse childhood experiences and childhood trauma across state
organization provide research, news and tools in collecting, understanding and distrubuting aboriginal and indigenous people’s history
Provides an easy to understand description of the nature of the 25th Amendment.
Tips for teachers in addressing suicide prevention week in their classrooms
Report comparing 25 social and emotional learning curriclums
An NPR Series exploring the achievement and opportunity gap between low and high income students and students of different races and what is being done to reduce the gap
video on gender and social isolation
A podcast series by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center on insights for responding to and prevention sexual violence.
This work offers a conceptual synthesis of several contemporary educational service delivery models that implicitly embed compassionate educational practices into supporting the learning and growth of diverse student populations. This manuscript discusses how such paradigms, such as culturally responsive positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS) and trauma-informed school models, can inform, complement, and support inclusion- and equity-based practices for diverse learner populations.
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A documnetary on implementing trauma informed care in a high school
Provides ideas for adults to discuss difficult current events with children honestly and sensitively.
PBS provides lessons plans and resources to teach about the attack at the U.S. Capitol.
Polaris is a data driven social justice movement to address human trafficking. This resource provides statistics, definition and research on human trafficking world wide.
custumizable resources to discuss racial equity in America by the Kellog Foundation
Describes the history of mass incarceration in the United States
video of child in child welfare system and role trauma has on how she is behaving
A documentary on the science of psychological resilience
This resource provides a reading list compiled by Asian and Pacific Islander librarians for APA heritage month.
A non-comprehensive list of existing resources to address and counter anti- Asian racism in the time of coronavirus, compiled as of April 23, 2020.
A brief describing San Fransisco’s process of creating a trauma informed workfroce
Describes the risk educators face in working with students who have experienced trauma and how to reduce those risks
A 2 page SAMHSA brief on trauma informed communities
From the National Association of School Psychologists: Tips for parent and teachers to talk to children about violence in a trauma-sensitive way.
Article describes one teacher’s approach to teaching young childrne about race, power and priviledge
Teaching Hard History is a podcast series that addresses topics of racial justice and other civil rights movements. What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long and brutal legacy of chattel slavery and reaches through the victories of and violent responses to the civil rights movement to the present day. From Teaching Tolerance and host Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of leading scholars and educators.
Links to resources collected by The NY Times to support teaching and learning about the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
A conversation on the emtotion of our stories and histories
This paper describes Sawn Ginwright’s work on Healing Centered Engagement as the as an evolution from trauma informed care.
A conversation on engaging in social change efforts
This podcast discusses how the history of the social construction of race.
A short pod-cast exploring inter-generational trauma and the new science of the biology behind it.
Book with tools and resources to promote self-compassion
This podcast discusses the history of the modern white power movement in the United States
Resources to support trauma infomred systems as they relate to education and child welfare
This podcast explores the rise in anti-Asian attacks during the pandemic.
A video on the concept of self-compassion
A resource for people leading organizations serving adults who have experienced trauma
Tools and resources from Harvard’s Think Kids Program to help support parents and teachers of children with challenging behavior
This article describes the history of the Disability Rights Movement and the connection between racial justice and disability justice.
A guide to help those in health care, social services and public health settings screen for trafficking victimization or risk for potential human-trafficking victimization.
Animated video on trauma’s impact on the brain
This research article describes the nature of trauma exposure of older adolescents in foster care and describes why that matters for people who work with them.
Brief article describing trauma in the lives of the direct care workforce and what to do about it.
A description of the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Oregon’s statewide trauma-informed care collaborative effort.
Toolkit for college and university staff to promote trauma informed practices
This study explores professional’s perspective on trauma-informed care with adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Please contact us for information on access to this article.
This paper describes how trauma informed care can improve medical care for all.
Paul Abernathy describes how trauma informed care can be and has been used in community development. They describe examples from Pittsburgh.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization organized a list of resources on trauma-informed end-of-life services.
This research article describes how the principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness and transparency, collaboration, empowerment, choice and intersectionality, can be applied to public policy. Contact the Institute for Social Healing if you cannot access the full text.
This webpage provides a list of resources compiled by a University Professor of Asian American Studies that help people better understand and address Coronavirus racism and violence.
Tools for K-12 schools in trauma infored practices
Provides short descriptions of research projects on topics related to human trafficking.
In this paper, the authors examine how researchers applied trauma-informed principles to policy development, discuss the challenges and benefits of using a trauma-informed approach, and provide recommendations for others seeking to create trauma-informed food policy.
This news article describes the new amendment in Violence Against Women Act.
This article describes a bill called the HCBS Access Act that would eliminate the waiting list for Home and Community Based Services funded by Medicaid.
From the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Provides a description of polls of those in the U.S. on opinions related to attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Background: Many young people who receive psychiatric care in inpatient or residential settings in North America have experienced various forms of emotional trauma. Moreover, these settings can exacerbate trauma. Common practices, such as seclusion and restraint, put young people at risk of retraumatization, development of comorbid psychopathology, injury, and even death. In response, psychiatric and residential facilities have embraced trauma-informed care (TIC), an organizational change strategy which aligns service delivery with treatment principles and discrete interventions designed to reduce rates of retraumatization through responsive and non-coercive staff-client interactions. After more than two decades, a number of TIC frameworks and approaches have shown favorable results. Largely unexamined, however, are the features that lead to successful implementation of TIC, especially in child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric and residential settings.
This podcasts explores the context of recent anti-transgender state legislation.
Video on the research on the longest study of human develop on what predicts health and happiness
From Teaching Tolerance: Provides support for adults in supporting children after violent national or global events.
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