Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on trauma, including information on assessing and treating trauma in children and youth, supporting caregivers of traumatized children, addressing secondary trauma, and more.
ChildTrauma Academy Library
Offers free online courses on topics such as brain development, bonding and attachment, the impact of trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and more.
The Learning Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides an online resource and networking center for professionals and families seeking to learn more about child traumatic stress.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides two learning modules to help participants understand, recognize, and prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACES). This training is available to anyone interested in learning more about ACES regardless of profession or educational attainment.
Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children, and Their Families
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Provides an overview of trauma and its effects on early childhood development and mental health. The purpose of this tutorial is to train consultants and Head Start/Early Head Start staff how to recognize and address trauma in early childhood as well as provide resources, publications, and interventions for further learning and exploration.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (2016)
Introduces caseworkers to the signs of trauma and its effects on youth and families, factors that can build resiliency, and guidance on providing tailored services to youth.
Sesame Street in Communities
Provides activities and resources designed to help child welfare professionals and parents help children address and heal prior traumatic experiences.
YOUTH-CAN Community Violence Training Materials (PDF - 1,130 KB)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Urban Youth Trauma Center
Provides training materials about trauma and community violence and offers best practices for violence prevention and trauma-informed care.
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