Trauma-Informed Care—Tools, Trainings & How-To’s

Trauma-Informed Care Means:  All components of care have been considered and evaluated in light of a basic understanding of the role that trauma plays in the lives of children, adolescents or adults.  It means that services are delivered in a way to avoid inadvertent re-traumatization, and facilitate participation in treatment and recovery.

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RESOURCES are FROM THE WEST VIRGINIA SYSTEM OF CARE, WV SERVICE DEVELOPMENT/DELIVERY TEAM, AND GRANT TOOLKITS FROM THE U.S.SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (samhsa)  (All documents are Adobe pdf unless otherwise noted):

FOR FAMILIES &  YOUTH

(including birth, relative/kinship, foster & adoptive families)

  1. Healing the Invisible Wounds: A Guide for Families (Safe Start Center, OJJDP)

FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

(INCLUDING Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Education, Juvenile Justice, Medical and other INDIVIDUALS/organizations who serve children, youth and families)

  1. West Virginia Best Practice Guidelines for Trauma (2012 – WV Service Delivery & Development Work Group)
  2. Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators (2008, National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
  3. Learning Center for Child & Adolescent Trauma (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
  4. Web-Based Learning Course for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (NCTSN, Medical University of South Carolina)
  5. Recorded Webinar: “Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools”  presented by Karen Yost, CEO of Prestera Center for Mental Health Services – about 1 hour. (Hosted by Marshall University Student Health Technical Assistance Center in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Special Programs, April 14, 2014)

FOR STATE & COMMUNITY LEADERS

(INCLUDING AGENCY DIRECTORS, STATE EXECUTIVES, LEGISLATORS, COURTS, FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORKS, FAITH-BASED LEADERS AND OTHERS)

  1. West Virginia Best Practice Guidelines for Trauma (2012 – WV Service Delivery & Development Work Group)
  2. Report & Policy Agenda: Helping Traumatized Children Learn—Supportive School Environments for Children Traumatized by Family Violence (2005, Massachusetts Advocates for Children & Harvard Law School)