Welcome to the Massachusetts Center on Child Wellbeing and Trauma
Every experience a child has – positive and negative – can impact their future health and well-being. Learn how your organization can support healthy development and healing, particularly for children impacted by trauma.
Access resources and trainings to support a continued journey to becoming trauma-informed and responsive.
We have identified a series of resources that may be helpful to you depending on the particular issue or children you work with in your organization. If you or your organization work with youth in foster care, you may find links in that area listed to be helpful.
Here you will find a toolkit for early childhood educators. It includes a training video, a brief self-assessment tool, and ideas to help you with particularly challenging issues, such as transitions and supporting children with emotional regulation.
This series of videos will provide information and tools to combat racial trauma and promote racial equity. Geared toward anyone working in the school system, the training provides both background information and specific tools educators can use immediately.
Relationships within the family and with other children and adults through interpersonal activities.
Safe, equitable, stable environments for living, playing, learning at home, and in school.
Social and civic engagement to develop a sense of belonging and connectedness.
Emotional growth through playing and interacting with peers for self-awareness and self-regulation.