Child Trauma Academy
Offers free online courses on several trauma-related topics as well as access to articles, videos, and other materials on working with traumatized children and youth.
Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2013)
Teaches skills that support child welfare workers in their interactions with children and youth who have experienced trauma.
Five Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children’s Development
Highlights five ways trauma-informed care, which encompasses a variety of approaches to working with children exposed to traumatic events, supports children's healthy development.
Indian Country Child Trauma Center
Provides resources specifically designed for child welfare professionals working with American Indian and Alaska Native children, youth, and families. These resources trauma-informed treatment protocols, reproducible outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines.
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.
Development Services Group, Inc.; Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Trauma-Informed Practice With American Indian/Alaska Native Populations (PDF – 330 KB)
National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (2020)
Describes how to develop trauma-informed lens for working with American Indian/Native Alaska individuals, families, and communities using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration Concept of Trauma.
Sesame Street in Communities
Provides activities and resources designed to help child welfare professionals and parents help children address and heal prior traumatic experiences.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Working With Parents Involved in the Child Welfare System
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2016)
Explains the ways in which unresolved trauma can impact parent ability to navigate the child welfare system. This course supports caseworkers in increasing engagement in child welfare services through increasing their understanding of the parent perspective.