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Annual TIC Conference

The Annual Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference provides education/training on current research and practice trends by brining national speakers to Iowa. Local and regional initiatives are also highlighted to demonstrate how organizations can implement trauma informed practices throughout the larger system.

TIC Project Related Publications
The Iowa Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing Iowans who have overcome barriers to employment, has announced its top honorees for 2017.
Cathy Beck-Cross, a TIC Project Stakeholder and Associate Professor of Social Work; Social Work Program Director/Department Chair at Grand View University, embeds teaching trauma informed care into the Social Work curriculum and encourages it throughout the University. Now the University has launched the Emergency Grant Program to help students in times of unexpected stressful situations. This program exemplifies practicing trauma informed care.(Source: Grand View University)
This one pager provides some guidance to parents and others on the difference between agencies providing trauma informed interventions and practicing trauma informed care.
This questionnaire was developed by the early childhood service providers, pediatricians, psychologists, and health advocates of Southern Kennebec Healthy Start, Augusta, Maine, in 2006, and updated in February 2013. Two psychologists in the group, Mark Rains and Kate McClinn, came up with the 14 statements with editing suggestions by the other members of the group. The scoring system was modeled after the ACE Study questions. The content of the questions was based on a number of research studies from the literature over the past 40 years including that of Emmy Werner and others. Its purpose is limited to parenting education. It was not developed for research.
The Executive Summary of Iowa Adverse Childhood Experience Data from 2012-2015. To learn more go to www.IowaACEs360.org
This pdf explains the impact that socio-economic status has on women. "SES affects overall human functioning, including development across the life span, physical and mental health." Trauma can impact the physical, psychological and emotional health which may impact socio-economic status.
Changing the Paradigm from What Is Wrong with You To What Happened to You. Many of the individuals who Come Into Your Courtroom have been severely injured as children, and their behaviors, although ineffective are ways to maintain and cope with toxic stress. Following are four essentials of trauma informed care; Connect, Protect, Respect, Teach & Reinforce. This give a few ideas of how to create these essentials in one’s Court Room.
The 5th Judicial Unit of the Department of Corrections has made several changes to improve services and include Trauma Informed practices. Here you will find a PDF of quotes from several staff members sharing their changes. The work the 5th Judicial Unit has done is to be commended! Way to go!!!
On May 21, 2015 Governor Terry E. Branstad signed a proclamation making June Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month. Read the proclamation, tell the story, become aware!
The national Council of Juvenile and Family court Judges have compiled an online guide that outlines what courts need to know about trauma consultations and trauma audits. Trauma informed courts can help the healing process in communities. This is a pdf of that document.
Mealtime, bath time or anytime there a great ways to help build a child's brain. These are activities for 0-5 year olds that can be done at home
"This report, an initiative of the Deputy Attorney General and White House Domestic Policy Council and sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, goes to the heart of the matter by providing detailed policy and procedure recommendations and an in depth look at the potential impact of parental arrests on children, whether they are at home at the time or not." http://www.theiacp.org/ChildrenofArrestedParents
Prepared by SAMHSA's Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative in July 2014 this publication looks at developing a shared understanding of trauma and trauma informed approach to systemic change.
SAMHSA publications which looks at why women keep cycling through the criminal justice system. The "Sequential Intercept Model" is discussed and how it might be implemented
Journal article written by Niki A. Miller and Lisa M. Najavits from New Hampshire Department of Corrections. the article explores the unique challenges of implementing trauma informed care in correctional settings
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute 2014 Foster Youth Internship Report. Page 28: Renewing the System's Commitment to Child Well Being: Fostering Resilience through Trauma Informed Training by Amnoni Meyers
Rober Wood Johnson Foundation, Child Trends report July 2014 on a model and recommendations for promoting the mental wellness of the nation's young people. This report calls for shifting the focus of policy and practice from illness, to promotion of wellness and flourishing.
This assessment is adapted from Dr. Fallot's work and the National Homelessness Center project.
NCTSN has put together a short PDF with 10 Key concepts to remember in working with Military Families
Adverse Childhood Experiences in Iowa: A new Way of Understanding Lifelong Health. This pdf is the findings from the 2012 Behavioral Fisk Factor Surveillance System, a report commissioned by the Central Iowa ACEs Steering Committee.
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An article by Barbara Oehlberg LCSW in the journal Trauma and LOss: Research and Interventions V8N2 Fall/Winter 2008
This trauma informed organizational/agency self assessment was adapted by the TIC Project Policy committee from the National Center on Family Homelessness Trauma-Informed Organizational Self-Assessment and
A Strengths-Based Look at Supporting Black Children From the foreword by Barbara Bowman of the Erikson Institute to a closing essay by David Johns, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child is designed to challenge the prevailing discourse about black children
An Article in Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics; November 2013. This article looks at home visiting as an important mechanism in minimizing the long term effects of early childhood adversity by building critical caregiver and community capacities utilizing a public health approach.
Volume 2 -- Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools -- is a resource guide that covers all the things a school needs to do to become trauma-sensitive.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Volume 1, gives background on the impact of trauma on learning, and proposes a policy agenda;
This report from the task force discusses ending the epidemic of violence, identifying children exposed to violence, treatment and healing from violence, creating safe and nurturing homes and the role of the community in solving this issue.
A trauma-informed community has developed in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is garnering a national following. This is fast becoming a model for other communities! This article describes the many things which are being done in the community to make it trauma informed.
NCTSN BENCH CARD for the trauma-informed judge. Research has conclusively demonstrated that court-involved children and adolescents present with extremely high rates of traumatic stress caused by their adverse life experiences. These two Bench Cards provide judges with useful questions and guidelines to help them make deecisions based on emerging scientific findings in teh traumatic stress field.
Caring for children who have been through traumatic events can be very difficult. This note discusses some of the challenges, impact on development, effects of chronic stress and offers some solutions/interventions to help.
These are the notes pages to be used with the Trauma 101 power point created by the TIC project's training committee. It is our hope that this information will further the education of individuals and help make the state more trauma informed
This resource was commissioned by the Child Safety Commissioner, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia June 2007. Calmer Classrooms is a 36 page guide to working with traumatised children. It is meant "to assist kindergarten, primary and secondary teachers and other school personnel in understanding and working with children and young people whose lives have been affected by trauma".
Children's Justice policy initiatives.
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Maltreatment and the developing child: How Early Childhood Experience Shapes Child and Culture.
This is a basic powerpoint to be used in conjuction with the user's guide to help introduce individuals in a variety of settings on the impact that trauma has on the brain of both children and adults. It is the hope that this will help further the conversation on trauma and help create a more trauma informed state.
TIC Project Related Websites
"Treating employees respectfully helped Campbell Soup recover from a low point in 2001, write Doug Conant, former Campbell CEO, and Christine Porath. By publicly valuing employees under the principle of civility and setting clear relationship expectations, the company started regaining employees' trust." This is another example of a for profit business applying the TIC Principles without calling it TIC.
Building a strong corporate reputation can mean reduced turnover and increased valuation and revenue, writes Denise Lee Yohn. She defines reputation as "the collective assessments of a corporation's past actions and the ability of the company to deliver future results." While the article doesn't say trauma informed care, the principles of TIC (Connect, Protect, Respect, Teach/Reinforce)are being applied to a for profit businesses.
This portal contains an in-depth look at the various types of trauma both adults and children can face, it’s impacts on sleep as well as expert advice on ways for dealing with it.
Sen. Dave Marsden of Virginia writes about the difficulties of changing a system but also the rewards of that change by using Restorative Justice. He says "Restorative justice used in this way brings county agencies, nonprofits and families together in responding to unacceptable criminal behavior in ways that improve a child’s opportunity for a better life outcome. Diversion gets services to kids quickly and sends a positive message to the child that he is not inherently bad but has made a mistake that can be rectified in ways that meet the goals of public safety, education and rehabilitation."
Sesame Street has developed videos and resources for providers and caregivers to use with children who are experiencing "big feelings", reminding us that we are not alone.
Sally Abrahms article on the Nextavenue website describes the importance of grandparents and other relatives in caring for children who have been exposed to trauma.
A new study published in 2017 on the State of Grandfamilies report entitled "In Loving Arms". This study looks at the important role in mitigating trauma when grandparents or other relatives step in to help care for children.
An article in the Huffington Post reports on research out of Germany suggest that the production of visual art helps the functionality of the brain and may increase the psychological resilience.
Brown Bag Webinar Series: Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities is pleased to announce a series of webinars featuring our 11 national advisors. In each of these short 45-minute sessions, one of our advisors will share some of their expertise and engage in dialogue with you on key strategies for creating just, healthy and resilient communities.
This article from the Denver Post describes a new approach to the chronically homeless in Denver, Colorado. This trauma informed designed apartment building will soon house individuals who have lived on the streets for years. It is bright, has a safe courtyard and nothing that looks like a "dark alley or shadowy stairwell."
A Guide to Workplace Bullying (from UK) which provides very helpful advice and information for people who may have experienced or continue to experience bullying or discrimination at work.
This toolkit is from the Center for Disability Services a member of the group “Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support” (HEARTS) Initiative, of New York State’s Greater Capital Region. "Research has shown that people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) are at significantly more risk of abuse and neglect than is the general population. Chapter 1 offers information and a guide for direct support professionals to enhance their wellness and resiliency. Chapter 2 provides background information as to the problem of ACEs and the evidence that the problem is magnified further in the field of IDD. Chapter 3 provides guidance for trauma informed behavioral planning. Chapter 4 is geared at offering direction for planning for agency administrators, quality assurance staff, and interested others."
This ACEs connection blog references Anthony Breznican's tribute to Mr. Rogers on PBS News Friday May 26th. Remember to look for the helpers in troubling times, build community.
NCTSN has provided an excellent resource to discuss complex trauma, provide activities and additional resources.
"When child welfare systems infuse trauma-informed care into everything they do, kids experience fewer placements and fare better in foster care, according to new Casey-funded research." Annie E. Casey Foundation 4-20-17.
The Attachment Trauma Center Institute, LLC (ATCI) provides quality resources, training, and consultation in the field of trauma and attachment. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP are co-founders of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and the ATCI. They are national and international presenters and are certified EMDR consultants. They have developed an EMDR and family therapy integrative model for effective treatment of attachment trauma in children and have co-authored a clinician treatment manual and accompanying parent guide for raising traumatized children.
The Spring IMPACT reviews where it all started and the collaborative efforts to succeed in providing trauma informed resources to individuals.
The alternative high school in Des Moines is using grant money to become a safer place for students who are experiencing trauma at home. The money will help make staff more aware of how troubles outside the class are linked to behavior inside. Click on the title to read more.
What does resiliency really mean? This site goes into the many aspects of resiliency and how it can be put into practice.
This guide from the Children's Safety Network divides selected resources into seven main sections: (1) Organizations, (2) Policy and Legislation, (3) Evidence-Based Practices, (4) Program Planning, (5) Campaigns, (6) Data and Research, and (7) Resources and Publications.
A publication from NCTSN on the following topics: How foster parents enhance data on the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, what trauma patterns are emerging from data, update on Chaddock's CDS efforts, data on refugee experience, and site pilots of CIMI.
This site helps parents become trauma informed so that they can better help their children heal.
This blog talks about how a school psychologist, Dr. Allen Mendler uses 2 x 10 method to connect with students. "Take 2 minutes a day for 10 consecutive days to engage a student in a personal conversation".
The Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit, a product from AIR’s National Center on Family Homelessness, gives programs a roadmap for becoming trauma-informed. The toolkit offers concrete guidelines so that organizations can assess if they are responding appropriately to the needs of families who have experienced traumatic stress
The mental health of infant and children is an important area. This website has many resources available to promote the growth and development of children/families and the professionals who work with them
Governor Rauner has signed the bill on January 20 which goes into effect June 1 of this year. This law will require the Department of Public Health to develop regulations to include age-appropriate social and emotional screenings along with the other health exams such as dental and eye to all school age children in the state.
An article in The Chronicle points out that children can suffer a huge loss when their parents separate that can last for years. Separation from a parent is one of the adverse childhood experiences which can contribute to emotional trauma if not addressed.
This article and pod cast pair tell the story about how one school changed the way they did things to help kids engage in studies by becoming a Trauma Informed School.
Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes: experiences at sensitive periods of development change the brain in ways that increase or decrease risk for later physical and mental illness, including addiction. That finding is the premise of the Brain Story, which puts scientific concepts into a narrative that is salient to both expert and non-expert audiences. The Brain Story synthesizes decades of research and reflects a body of knowledge that experts agree is useful for policy makers and citizens to understand. The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative has developed two online courses to make Brain Story science available to professionals and the public. One course is available now. The second, more basic course will be available in 2017. This course is 30 hours of instructional time from 30 leading experts in neurobiology and mental health. It is absolutely FREE to participants!
This link will connect to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors webpage which is housing the webinar series from NCTIC. SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) hosted a series of three 75-minute webinars in September 2014 that introduced key concepts in NCTIC’s day-long Trauma-Informed Peer Support (TIPS) training:"Trauma and its impact/ Cultural Considerations", "Peer support basics /Trauma-informed practices, and "Applying Trauma-Informed Practices to Peer Support". The primary audience are people who provide peer support - including people working as peer specialists or in similar roles, people involved in independent peer support groups, and people working in or receiving services from peer-run programs. The series is also of interest to administrators, clinicians, and supervisors in organizations that employ peer specialists and people in similar roles, or those interested in incorporating trauma-informed peer support into their programs
This article from Social Justice Solutions written by Anndee Hochman, shows how different business leaders have connected ACEs to their business success and what they have done to help build resiliency in their employees.
This quick read article by Karen Zgoda, Pat Shelly, and Shelley Hitzel dives into how macro level Social Work policy can help protect service recipients and service providers at the same time.
Vroom was developed by a group of dedicated scientists, community leaders and trusted brands, with input from community organizations and families like yours. Together, we're providing parents and caregivers with ways to boost early learning. Vroom turns shared moments into brain building moments. Whether it’s mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between, there are always ways to nurture our children's growing minds.
This one hour webinar for Iowa Providers of Community Partners by Gladys Noll Alvarez LISW, Trauma Informed Project Coordinator, provides a framework on how Organizations can begin the journey of practicing trauma informed care.
The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Coalition has released a new report examining three years of Iowa data on childhood trauma and the link to poor adult health, mental health and health-risk behaviors. This new report provides a broader picture of how ACEs impact Iowa adults across the state, reveals how ACEs is likely impacting Iowa youth at similar rates, and showcases emerging response strategies in Iowa communities.
In April, the World Health Organization released a groundbreaking study that established a definitive link between mental health and economic productivity. The findings were both depressing and hopeful. On the downside, depression and anxiety disorders cost the world nearly U.S. $1 trillion annually . On the upside, every dollar invested in treating those disorders leads to a return of $4 in terms of the ability to work and thus contribute to the economy.
From NCTSN: "It is a priority to strengthen the professional systems to support LGBTQ youth after sexual assault and other traumas that these youth commonly experience. This 13-minute video features five LGBTQ youth who discuss details of their own trauma experiences related to their respective LGBTQ identities, how they gained resilience, and how professionals helped them in this regard"
This article is found in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 4:1, 34-51. The abstract states, "The Attachment, Self Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework is a theoretically grounded, evidence-informed, promising practice used to treat complex trauma in children and adolescents. This article introduces the ARC model and describes its application with young children of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds involved in the child protection system due to maltreatment. Examination of the clinical application of the ARC model with this population underscores the importance of grounding child complex trauma treatment in the caregiving system. Strategies for successful clinical intervention are identified, with attention devoted to cultural and systemic resources to advance the treatment process. This article presents preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of the ARC model derived from program evaluation conducted at a community-based clinic."
An article/blog on ACEs Connection which starts with a quote from Viktor Frabkl written by Vic Compher. It describes the need for agencies to provide a space for employees to take care of themselves and gives examples of how some agencies are doing this.
The Trauma Informed Excellence® (TIE) model is an online training series designed to provide organizations and systems of care with the knowledge and skills to fully integrate the trauma informed paradigm into their operations. Developed by the Coldspring Center for Social and Health Innovation, the TIE Series encompasses cutting edge research on trauma's impact on the brain and human development, self-care, and leadership. The TIE Series is a truly innovative approach to aligning knowledge and practice with recent developments in neurobiology, human performance, leadership, genetics, and psychology. Click on the link to learn more.
Beyond ACEs: Building Hope & Resiliency in Iowa is the Executive Summary of the current ACEs data gathered in Iowa during 2012-2014. funding was provided by Mid Iowa Health Foundation and United Way of Central Iowa.
Webinar completed by our very own Gladys Alvarez. This presentation is an example of a typical training that we might do. This one is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The video did not pick up the first minute so please hang tight!
: Young children face new challenges at every age and stage—that's why it's so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way…and will just keep getting stronger.
This link will take you to the NCTSN's refugee trauma web page. There are resources on what trauma core stressors are; resources for assessment and mental health issues, and guidance materials for various disciplines like schools, mental health, and primary care. If you are working with refugees this site will be beneficial for you to explore.
Child Welfare Information Gateway has recently released an issue brief, Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System, "that summaries the effects of trauma on children and discusses some of the primary areas of consideration in that process, including workforce development, screening and assessment, data systems, evidence-based and evidence informed treatments, and funding."
The University of Buffalo School of Social Work has a wonderful resource for their students and community. It gives helpful ways to look at self care, has assessments, techniques and other resources.
This short article on the Attachment Network Inc. website helps parents think about what to tell teachers about their kids in order to help create a trauma sensitive school.
Richard G. Dudley, Jr., MD summarizes" the current understanding of the effects of ongoing trauma on young children, how these effects impair adolescent and young adult functioning, and the possible implications of this for policing." This is the first in a series of papers.
This article talks about studies have linked empathy with greater client satisfaction, better outcomes, reduced physician burn out and fewer malpractice claims.
This website provides a list of books and activities to do with these books which can help with the seven essential life skills every child needs: Focus on Self Control; Perspective Taking; Communication; Making Connections; Critical Thinking; Taking on Challenges; Self Directed Engaged Learning.
This article discusses alternatives used in California schools as alternatives to suspensions which are positively increasing student behavior and academic performances.
This 15 minute Ted Talk explains that childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer.
This article in Science Digest discusses the results of a study from the December issue of the journal Health Affairs. It states "nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development.
A new study surveyed pediatric trauma nurses, revealing that they are knowledgeable about practicing trauma-informed care, but need additional training to help families cope after a child's injury. This link is to Science Digest with a review of the study.
Check out this organization in Tennessee and all of the great work they are doing with Trauma Informed Care. You can download free resources and they include contact information for further training opportunities.
Want to see how communities are implementing Trauma Informed Care and the Sanctuary Model? This is the website for you. See what is happening in the North West United States and how one community is making a state-wide impact.
This article describes how quiet time in middle and high schools in the San Francisco area has calmed the student body, reduced suspensions and increased attendance. Quiet time, mediation or mindfulness is a trauma informed intervention/practice which can be used successfully in the school system
This blog on ACES Connection describes US Sen. Heitkamp's experience after leaving a briefing on childhood trauma in Indian country. The blog describes important steps in the Indian school district and other programs to deal with and reduce trauma.
This link takes you to Science Daily website on the study published in the December issue of the journal Health Affairs.
This link to the Center on the Developing Child "is a multi-part series of journalistic articles planned and commissioned by the Center, examines how policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in the field are re-thinking services for children and families based on the science of early childhood development and an understanding of the consequences of adverse early experiences and toxic stress".
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University and the JBS International, including NCTSN members, have created a comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource tool: Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources. This tool—comprised of issue briefs, video interviews, and resource lists—offers guidance and resources to help child-serving systems and provider organizations become more trauma in-formed.
RSAT Training Tool: Trauma Informed Approaches in Correctional Settings. To increase the knowledge across disciplines of the relationship between substance abuse and trauma in jails, prisons, and aftercare settings. Nikki Miller, M.S 2011
Working with Refugees? This toolkit by NCTSN helps us understand the definitions of a refugee and teaches us how to look through a trauma lens while working with this population.
The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school. This website is designed to help schools become trauma sensitive and to give resources to schools in this endeavor.
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to promoting alternatives to seclusion and restraint, and building the knowledge base on the implementation of trauma-informed approaches in programs, services, and systems.
The modules were developed in partnership with Quality Assist in Atlanta and Amber Payne (a consultant), with funding from Iowa’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee and an advisory team from our prevention network provided valuable feedback along the way. One is on The ACE Study and its implications. The other looks at child abuse prevention as a response to ACEs.Taking these online courses requires initial registration with ISU extension, but they are open to anyone at no cost. They include Iowa-specific data and videos, along with many other interactive features. Each course can take about 2-4 hours to complete, with the opportunity to leave and return as you’d like.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
A 2 hour webinar presented by Gladys Alvarez LISW and Becca Sloan LISW for CCRR. This training goes over the definition of Trauma Informed Care, the four types of trauma, the impact of trauma on brain development, the ACE Study/Iowa ACE data, types of interventions and the importance of self care.
New America Media presents portraits of parents returning home from incarceration through the eyes of their children. The single most accurate predictor for successful re-entry is strong family bonds. And no group has a stronger vested interest in re-establishing relations with ex-prisoners than their children. Like children of divorce, they bear the brunt of separation and yearn for an integrated family life. With the recent implementation of Governor Jerry Brown's prison realignment policy, county officials are debating what they can do with constrained resources to avoid replicating the prison overcrowding problem in county jails. Some are looking to adopt "family-centric" strategies to prevent recidivism. Produced by young reporters at Richmond Pulse and Silicon Valley De-Bug, these videos tell the evolving stories of six families.
The NCTSN Military and Veteran Families Program proudly announces the recently updated Military and Veteran Families and Children webpage. On this website, you can access products and resources
"There's no Such Thing as a Bad Kid in these Spokane, WA elementary schools". An article on the ACES TOO HIGH website on how Spokane, WA has changed its discipline policy to deal with the impact of trauma on student's lives.
An interactive website for health care providers to obtain information on how to become a trauma informed pediatrician. It provides tools, case illustrations and answers to questions.
New Webpages for Parents and Caregivers! Parents and caregivers can play an important role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events. The NCTSN is pleased to launch the redesign of our
ACES Too High news lifts up the findings in the Institute of Medicine report New Directions In Child Abuse and Neglect Research and how the Stil Face Experiement is still making an impact. This link has a copy of the still face experiment video which is 2 minutes long.
This page on the ESD 113, a school district in Washington state, offers links to several resources for how schools can help traumatized children learn.
This is a SAMSHA webinar by Christina Murphy of The National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institute for Research. The agenda covers: Homelessness for Families, Traumatic Stress, Trauma Informed Care, and Next Steps. It is approximately 60 minutes in length.
The Central Iowa ACEs Steering Committee's website with what is happening in Iowa around the ACE study.
This link will take school personnel and educators to a variety of resources designed specificaly for use in schools regarding trauma and trauma informed care.
In Vallejo, CA, schools
Here is a good resource developed by CDC regarding strategies for promoting safe, secure and nurturing relationships. It presents an overview of the importance of implementing evidence-based practices, changing community norms and implications of policy change. It is primarily geared at reducing child maltreatment, but is certainly relevant to the work we are doing to promote early childhood mental health.
Every year millions of children undergo physical or emotional trauma. On this site you'll find free online courses that offer creative and practical approaches to understanding and working with maltreated children.
Strengthening Families is a framework developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) to prevent child abuse and neglect by building five protective factors.
Almost half the nation
Stress balls can be a very useful tool for staff and consumers to relieve some tension. Making a stress ball can help focus attention and help with a sense of accomplishment. These are simple instructions on how to make a stress ball. There is a video at the end with another method.
The Juvenile Justice Resource Hub is a new comprehensive source of information on cutting-edge juvenile justice issues and reform trends. The content of this website is being developed in phases, so place the link in favorites and check back regularly for new material. It was created in partnership between the National Juvenile Justice Network, MacArthur Foundation, and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Website Link to Ace Study.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Website with Bruce Perry Articles through Scholastic.
Child Trauma Academy (Dr. Bruce Perry).
Tools to help with secondary stress.
A self administered test for individuals to assess their compassion fatigue.
A descriptive link about the adverse Childhood Experience Study.
TIC Project Related Videos
"Star C is an education model with a housing solution" from www.star-c.org. This is part of Tri-Star Community Impact Fund LP.
Remembering Trauma is a 16-minute film highlighting the life of a traumatized youth from his early childhood into older adolescence. The film illustrates the impact of complex trauma and the potential for misdiagnosis across various service systems. This film was developed by the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions (CCTASI) in collaboration with partners from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and creator of the ReMoved film series, Nathanael Matanick. DISCLAIMER: This film is inspired by a true story. This story shows the various ways that trauma can impact youth. It contains adult language and includes scenes with family violence and sexual assault, which may be upsetting to watch. It is strongly recommended that you view this film in the presence of a trusted adult that can offer support as needed.
Part 2: Stuck in the abyss of the foster care system, Zoe's life finally begins to move forward until unexpectedly what she holds dearest is taken away from her yet again and she is left to pick up the pieces of her tender heart.
ZERO TO THREE has teamed up with YouTube star La Guardia Cross to create “Daddy Matters,” a 4-part web series that explores why dads matter and what matters to dads.
A short 4 minutes video set to music which explains the concept of Trauma Informed Care and the importance of understanding the impact of trauma. We all can make a difference.
Little Children, Big Challenges is a resource to help kids talk about their feelings of having a parent who is incarcerated. This video and other resources are helpful for parents and others talk to children about their feelings.
Samuel Simmons in this 53 minute video discusses Historical/Intergenerational Trauma and the African American Community.
A teacher at Mueller Elementary School in Wichita is getting a lot of attention on social media after learning special handshakes for each of her 20 students.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talking about adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress at the 2015 ACEs Summit.
A historical video explaining the link of generational trauma from the slavery in the past to the mass incarceration of today.
Science made simple! Remember these 5 steps to help build your child's brain. The five Brain Building Basics are the foundations for all Vroom Tips. Best of all, parents already have all they need to take these basics and create brain building moments!
This webinar focuses on Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) in juvenile correctional facilities. Christopher Branson PhD presented this webinar for the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA). The webinar is 90 minutes in length
This short video explains the principles and concepts behind Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. Trauma can impair language, sensory processing, and coping skills, and can lead to perplexing behaviors that are often mistaken for aggression or mental illness. This video features world-renowned experts who share research that documents how consistently positive experiences with loving caregivers can re-wire a child’s brain for lasting change. DVD Copies of this video are available for purchase at www.child.tcu.edu
Four representatives from a local high school joined us for our annual TIC conference this year. They highlighted their programming at the high school regarding Trauma Informed Care and ACEs. Great work, SCAVO! Keep it up, you certainly are a champion!
Throughout America, many public and private organizations help people obtain meaningful employment by providing technical and life skills training. Their clients frequently have significant barriers to employment, including criminal histories, physical or intellectual disabilities, and a lack of marketable skills. These workforce development agencies provide an opportunity to break the cycle of low-paying jobs and welfare reliance. It’s important to spread the word about these organizations so people know where to go for help. America's Job Honor Awards illuminates the path out of poverty by sharing success stories. America Job Honor Awards thinks it is time to celebrate a new kind of HERO! Kyle Horn is the Founder & Director of the Iowa Job Honor Awards. This video tells about one story of Edward Roberson from Iowa.
During this 13 minute Ted X, Dr. Vicky Kelly gives a great oversight of Trauma Informed Care. She shares why childhood trauma is a public health crisis and what we can do about it. She even covers the ever so important ACEs questionnaire.
Look at what one of our local high schools is doing! SCAVO High School is a leader in Iowa for developing a school that addresses the needs of its students in new and innovative ways. Representatives from SCAVO will be at the Annual TIC conference to talk about where they were, what they did, where they are now, and future dreams. Your school can be as cool-come check them out!
Lana Herteen LMHC, Community Child Advocate from Blank Children's Hospital, speaks about advocacy and trauma. She was a keynote presenter and panel member during the Iowa Conference UMW/United Methodist Advocacy Day, September 27, 2015. She talks about what trauma is and the impact it can have on individuals, families and our communities. She points out the Connections Matter!!
Scott Eblin will be joining us for the 6th annual TIC conference. Check out this short 4 minute video to get a glimpse of some of the things Scott with be talking about! For more from Scott, join us on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the conference!
Published on Mar 28, 2013: 6 minute video of Theda New Breast M.P.H. Looks at the effects of historical trauma..."25 years of Sobriety and this is my story of how Trauma can effect our families". Go to www.nativewellness.com for more information.
This video from CBS News demonstrates the 4 Essential elements of TIC: Connect (relationships); Protect (Safety & Trustworthiness); Respect (Choice & Collaboration) and Redirect (Encourage skill building & competence). We can all give hope, build trust, collaborate and encourage in our communities as we practice trauma informed care!
Albert Family Wellness brings us this short video about brain development. Anyone working with children and in communities should watch this video to see (in animated form) how brains develop and how important relationships are. Please scroll down and click, "Watch Video" on the right side. Video can also be found on You-Tube.
Rita Pierson, a teacher for over 30 years, speaks about the importance of relationships and connections with kids.
Rita Pierson, a teacher for over 30 years, speaks about the importance of relationships and connections with kids.
A first grade teacher talks about creating a "safe zone" in her classroom to help students when they are angry or frustrated. It is a place they can go to without asking to get regulated.
A 25 minute video from the CT Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services of 3 men who discuss how trauma has impacted their lives. The traumas addressed are sexual abuse, family violence, military combat and emotional abuse. Various cultural and gender issues are also addressed regarding treatment and assessment
Another video talking about the benefits of Head Start Trauma Smart. Avis Smith will be joining us this June (2015)at our annual conference!
This is a 4 part video series on Zero to Three website to show parents how to help young children thrive: Video 1 Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development from Birth Video 2 Literacy Skills: The Roots of Reading Start at Birth Video 3 The Power of Play: Building Skills While Having Fun Video 4 Temperament: What Makes Your Child Tick?
Part 4 of a 5 part series. In this podcast, Stefan Molyneux talks about the rational of resistance to change. Stefan gives us the evidence to keeping the status quo instead of changing our futures, related to child abuse.
Dr. Stuart Ablon (coming to the 2015 Conference!)uses this Ted Talk to discuss challenging children and how to change our approaches to dealing with their behaviors. Get ready to see more of this at the Psychological Trauma and Juvenile Justice Conference in June 2015.
Ann Jennings PhD shares her daughter Anna's trauma story and the important of trauma informed care in this moving 6 minute video.
Part 3 of a 5 part series. In this podcast, Stefan Molyneux talks about the biology of the brain. He speaks about violence and child abuse and how the brain develops from this. He also touches on the biology of how children turn violent.
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Part 2 of 5: This second video by Stefan Molyneux is a beginning understanding of the after affects of child abuse. Stefan walks us through ACE scores (Adverse Childhood Experiences)and why they are important in understanding our world. * This section is an interview with Dr. Vincent Felitti
Part 1 of 5: This first video by Stefan Molyneux is a beginning understanding of the after affects of child abuse. Stefan walks us through ACE scores (Adverse Childhood Experiences)and why they are important in understanding our world.
In 2008 Crittenton Children’s Center, a psychiatrist hospital in Kansas City, developed Head Start Trauma Smart, an innovative program that evidence-based trauma therapy into Head Start classrooms.
This video is part one of a three-part series titled "Three Core Concepts in Early Development" from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.
This video is part two of a three-part series titled "Three Core Concepts in Early Development" from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is "serve and return" interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. This back-and-forth process is fundamental to the wiring of the brain, especially in the earliest years.
This video is part three of a three-part series titled "Three Core Concepts in Early Development" from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Learning how to cope with adversity is an important part of healthy development.Without caring adults to buffer children, the unrelenting stress caused by extreme poverty, neglect, abuse, or severe maternal depression can weaken the architecture of the developing brain, with long-term consequences for learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.
A 61 minute video in which Dr. Perry explains: "From birth, we seek intimate connections, bonds made possible by empathy — the ability to love and to share the feelings of others. Review scientific and historical examples of how empathy develops, why it is essential to our development, and how the modern world threatens it."
A short 3 minute video of an adult child's experience of her mother's re-entry to her life and the community
Originally created for the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. Voice: Dr Brené Brown
The 3 minute still face experiment video with Dr. Edward Tronick narrating.
How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development October 10, 2013 Norlien Foundation The AFWI is pleased to announce the launch of our first animated video, which presents the core story of brain development in an accessible and visually engaging format for public audiences. The AFWI developed the video with considerable input from our partners at the Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the FrameWorks Institute. Using metaphors developed by FrameWorks and tested with audiences both in the US and in Alberta,
This 5-minute video depicts the Frontiers of Innovation community
This powerful, moving and aesthetically beautiful video was created by Susan Salasin, in collaboration with Andy Blanch and Joan Gillece of NCTIC (National Center for Trauma Informed Care), and Leah Harris of NEC (National Empowerment Center). Susan is a pioneer in the area of women, violence prevention and trauma. Anna Caroline Jennings
Chapter 5 of a longer DVD. Video on Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal.
This is a short video explaining the effects of trauma and the addictive properties of trauma.
Dr. Joe Solanto discusses what trauma is, how the experiences of colonization "qualify" as trauma, how trauma might be transmitted across the generations, crime and other social problems as understandable responses to trauma and implications for healing individuals, families and communities.
This video discusses the important role that community- and faith-based programs, services, and agencies play in protecting and responding to children. It features three programs that exemplify a successful community-based approach to children affected by violence and trauma. However, because every community is different, it is important that service providers and allied professionals tailor their responses to most effectively meet their community
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma
TIC Project Related Books
This amazing book is available in a Free PDF version, paperback or hardcover. The story is about a "little squirrel who announces that he was once very, very scared and finds out that he is not alone. Lots of little animals went through scary experiences, but they react in different ways. Turtle hides and gets a tummy ache, monkey clings, dog barks, and elephant doesn’t like to talk about it. They need help, and they get help from grown-ups who help them feel safe and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings. This story was written to help children and grown-ups (parents, teachers, and other important adults) understand how stress can affect children and ways to help them."
Don't let the name fool you, this is for more than children with autism. This new guide employs Skillstreaming's evidence-based four-part training approach-modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization-to teach prosocial skills in a small-group context.
This booklet was developed by Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH for the Connections Matter community initiative. It is an easy way to understand why connections matter to developing brains (lifelong), in developing relationships, and in developing healthy communities. For more information regarding trainings visit www.connectionsmatter.org
This book by Jim Knipe PhD. provides a framework for assessing and treating disassociated clients with complex trauma. It provides tools that can be used in EMDR or other treatment methods. The detail in the interventions allows readers to truly see how they can be used and provides definitions to connect other modes of dissociation to EMDR.
"Dark, Bad Day...Go Away is the first hard cover, illustrated book for children that motivates, prepares and guides children to use EMDR therapy." This book by Ana M. Gomez helps explain EMDR in a way that children and adults can easily understand. It prepares the children for what EMDR will look like and why it is helpful.
"in this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York...Through these stories, Berg compels us to rethink the way we define privilege, identity, love, and family. Beyond the tears, bluster, and bravado, he reveals the force that allows them to carry on- the irrepressible hope of youth. "
Is it possible that the struggles you have with your child may because he or she suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome? Once ignored, even by the medical professionals treating war veterans, PTSD is gaining global recognition as a very real and serious issue for those who have experienced traumatic events, even children. Author Jolene Philo was always told that "babies don't feel any pain" and that her son would not remember the traumatic surgeries and hospital visits he endured as a young child. However, research has shown that when children experience medical illness, witness violence, or are abused, it can leave a lasting effect.
The use of Circle Process, which can be used in a variety of settings to help youth and adults manage stress, resolve problems, build relationships, establish a sense of safety and community, and enhance skill building can easily be considered an approach that helps manage the effects of trauma. Kay Pranis has offered trainings for people in the community to learn circle keeping skills and has written a number of books on circle keeping. Her book The Little Book of Circle Processes, A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking provides a good overview of circles. To learn more about Kay Pranis and review a list of resources regarding circles please google Kay Pranis Living Justice Press. Org.
Amazon describes this book as,"Teaching Bullies tells the story of fourteen students who came forward with detailed testimonies of what they were experiencing at the hands of their teachers on the basketball court. How they were treated by school administrators, lawyers and educational authorities is cause for concern and reveals that the last bastion of accepted abuse may well be sports."
Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services is free as a pdf download, but you can also order a free hard copy, which may be easier to use and it is 300 pages. The first part of the book is a practical guide for the provision of behavioral health services, covering what is trauma, the impact of trauma, screening and assessment, clinical issues and trauma informed interventions. The second part of the book is an implementation guide for behavioral health program administrators , covering trauma-informed organizations and building a trauma-informed workforce.
Trauma is universal; bad things can happen to anyone. This is a guide to help parents and others talk to children who have experienced trauma, about feelings and coping strategies. The central character is a neighborly "grandma" who is trusted in the community. She helps children understand that trauma is not their fault, empowering children to talk about their experiences and feelings.
"This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students." (The Hawn Foundation). There are three levels: Grades Pre-K to 2; Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. For more information or to order press the title.
Travis Lloyd shares his remarkable story of being in the Foster Care system as a youth. He shares his experiences along with times of reflection and expansion in this book made for all; professionals, workers, families, and individuals. For more information check out Travis's blog.
"The Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) program is a series of ten lessons whose structured approach aims to reduce distress resulting from exposure to trauma. Designed to be implemented by teachers or school counselors in groups of 8–10 middle school students, the program includes a wide variety of skill-building techniques geared toward changing maladaptive thoughts and promoting positive behaviors. It is also intended to increase levels of peer and parent support for affected students." (Rand Corporation)
This books contains practical advice for taking care of selves when we are needed by others. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk help us to understand the effects of listening to traumatic events and how we can care for ourselves in order to reduce burnout, secondary traumatization, etc.
This e-book written by Dr. John De Garmo describes some of the dangers to children through online technology. He discusses texting, sexting and cyberbullying.
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"Treating employees respectfully helped Campbell Soup recover from a low point in 2001, write Doug Conant, former Campbell CEO, and Christine Porath. By publicly valuing employees under the principle of civility and setting clear relationship expectations, the company started regaining employees' trust." This is another example of a for profit business applying the TIC Principles without calling it TIC.
Building a strong corporate reputation can mean reduced turnover and increased valuation and revenue, writes Denise Lee Yohn. She defines reputation as "the collective assessments of a corporation's past actions and the ability of the company to deliver future results." While the article doesn't say trauma informed care, the principles of TIC (Connect, Protect, Respect, Teach/Reinforce)are being applied to a for profit businesses.