After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.
The Sanctuary Institute
The Sanctuary Institute, a division of ANDRUS in Yonkers, NY 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. The Sanctuary Institute’s transformational process requires deep commitment, but rewards participants with powerful and measurable organizational change. This transformational process emerged from a collaborative effort between Dr. Sandra Bloom and ANDRUS.
Strategies for Encouraging Staff Wellness in Trauma-Informed Organizations, 2016
This brief focuses on practical strategies for fostering trauma-informed care. It outlines the impact of chronic work-related stress and provides examples of two organizations (Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University) that prioritize staff wellness.
The Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being, 2022
We can build workplaces that are engines of well-being, showing workers that they matter, that their work matters, and that they have the workplace resources and support necessary to flourish. This 30-page Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being offers a foundation that workplaces can build upon.
Transforming Trauma Podcast, 2020
The podcast highlights individuals and communities thriving after Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Complex Trauma (C-PTSD). Interviews with NARM Therapists, and other prominent trauma specialists, highlight how theNeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)fills a missing gap in the current trauma-informed efforts to address the legacy of developmental, relational, cultural and intergenerational trauma. Podcast guests guide listeners through the diverse ways NARM is applied to support individuals, couples, families and communities.
Trauma-Informed Care, Implementation Resource Center
This site curates resources from experts in the field of trauma-informed care across the country and also draws largely from the experiences of health care organizations that participated inAdvancing Trauma-Informed Care. This multi-site demonstration, led by CHCS and made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sought to identify how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector.
Trauma-Informed Care Interview Questions
This is a list of potential interview questions that may be used to identify key trauma-informed qualities in job candidates, including empathy, non-judgment, and collaboration.
Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources, 2014
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health and JBS International offers a video-enhanced resource that supports state and local decision makers, administrators, providers, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma-informed. There are 8 modules with video interviews, issues briefs, and regularly updated annotated resources in each module.
Trauma-Informed Oregon's Roadmap to Trauma-Informed Care for Organizations, 2016
Despite a clear need for trauma informed care (TIC), it can be challenging to know what to do or where to start. This site has a short video that provides an overview of the tools Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) has created in order to guide implementation efforts in programs, organizations, and systems: TIC logic model, the Standards of Practice, the Road Map to TIC, and the TIC Screening Tool. There are alsoresources for organizations.
Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual, 2019
In January 2019, the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) released its Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual. The purpose of the manual is to guide organizations and systems in planning for, implementing and sustaining a trauma-informed organizational change. This manual provides a step-by-step guide with tools intended for anyone interested in implementing a trauma-informed approach.
Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: A Funder's Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley, 2016
Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey partnered to produce this hands-on resource that will help funders understand the science behind trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience; apply trauma-informed principles and practice to their grantmaking; and learn about existing local efforts to implement trauma-informed practice. This guide focuses on the Philadelphia region, but the concepts are transferable.
Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Providers in the Field of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This toolkit addresses a number of areas designed to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who may have experienced trauma. Included is a guide for direct support professionals and others, background information on the problem of ACEs and the evidence that the problem is magnified in those with IDD, a guidance for trauma-informed behavioral planning, and directions for thinking about personal and agency solutions.
Trauma ScreenTIME Course
Trauma ScreenTIME is an online training course on how to screen children for trauma. The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) developed the training in collaboration with families and national experts based on best practices. The ScreenTIME course provides staff working with children and youth the knowledge to effectively screen children for trauma and connect families with their preferred supports and services to help children recover from trauma exposure. The ScreenTIME course is available at no cost to child-serving professionals. Additionally, continuing education credits are available.
Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Health, 2017
This fact sheet explores the causes of trauma and its health impact. Opportunities to avoid or reverse the effects of trauma, ways in which health care providers can help patients heal from trauma, and policy changes that can support trauma-informed care are also explored.
VetoViolence: Resources for Violence Prevention from the CDC
The VetoViolence website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hastools and trainingson violence prevention programs and practice, such as how to address risks shared by different forms of violence or how to effectively build partnerships. Each tool and training will equip you with a unique set of skills that can bolster your work to stop violence before it starts. The site also has links toprevention informationon the following topics: child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, youth violence, social norms, and violence prevention fundamentals. ThePreventing Adverse Childhood Experiences trainingswill help you understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs. You’ll learn about risk and protective factors, outcomes associated with ACEs, and evidence-based strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate the impact of ACEs and stop them from occurring in the first place.
Zero Abuse Project
The Zero Abuse Project is committed to transforming institutions in order to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide cross-disciplinary education and training, advocacy for systemic legal change, guidance for survivor support, and leadership on emerging technologies. We take a holistic approach by also recognizing and addressing the intersecting forms of child maltreatment in connection with child sexual abuse.