Audience-Specific Resources

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. For example, if you or your organization work with youth in foster care, you may find links in that area listed below to be helpful.

If you have any suggestions or comments, you can contact us at: childwellbeingtrauma@umassmed.edu

NCTSN’s Mental Health, Racial Trauma, and Health Inequities Confronting Boys and Men of Color (2020)
NCTSN’s Mental Health, Racial Trauma, and Health Inequities Confronting Boys and Men of Color (2020)

This webinar describes the impact of chronic exposure to racial trauma on Black boys and men and shares how intergenerational trauma affects families and communities of color. It highlights pathways that can be considered to promote healing for boys and men of color who have experienced racial and developmental trauma.

Healing the Hurt: Trauma-Informed Approaches to the Health of Boys and Young Men of Color (2009)
Healing the Hurt: Trauma-Informed Approaches to the Health of Boys and Young Men of Color (2009)

Professionals providing community prevention services can use this guide to implement a TIR approach to their initiatives. The guide focuses on the effects of trauma and social determinants of health in boys and men of color. It also highlights effective models of TIR community-based prevention efforts.

NCTSN’s Culture and Trauma (2010)
NCTSN’s Culture and Trauma (2010)

In this series, NCTSN clinical and research experts address various issues at the intersection of culture and trauma in children and adolescents. Presentations address clinical, organizational, and staff training issues and describe unique challenges faced by specific populations at high risk for traumatic stress.

Cultural Humility Training: Working with Latinx Youth and Families and Recovering from Trauma
Cultural Humility Training: Working with Latinx Youth and Families and Recovering from Trauma

Behavioral healthcare clinicians and caregivers face unique challenges when working with Latinx youth who have experienced trauma. This webinar takes a nuanced approach to the diversity of Latinx cultures to help professionals use TIR strategies and tools when serving Latinx children and families.

Proporcionando el Cuidado Informado del Trauma de Manera Culturalmente Apropriada (Delivering Trauma and Culturally Informed Care to the Latinx Community)
Proporcionando el Cuidado Informado del Trauma de Manera Culturalmente Apropriada (Delivering Trauma and Culturally Informed Care to the Latinx Community)

This webinar by the National Latino Behavioral Health Association and SAMHSA focuses on trauma and delivering TIR care to Latinx communities. It reviews strategies for engagement and delivery of culturally informed services to Latinx individuals, focusing on SUDs. Available in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Trauma-Informed Care for Displaced Populations: A Guide for Community-Based Service Providers (2013)
Trauma-Informed Care for Displaced Populations: A Guide for Community-Based Service Providers (2013)

This four-section guide offers information on the needs of refugees and immigrants who might have experienced trauma and it focuses on developing and implementing a TIR organizational self-assessment. The guide includes tools, tips, and specific examples for organizations to model.

Applying Trauma-Informed Practices to the Care of Refugee and Immigrant Youth: 10 Clinical Pearls
Applying Trauma-Informed Practices to the Care of Refugee and Immigrant Youth: 10 Clinical Pearls

This short paper provides clinicians with ten concrete actions on how to provide TIR care to refugee and immigrant youth.

NCTSN’s Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (2019)
NCTSN’s Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (2019)

This webinar series covers the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Led by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center in Boston, the webinars provide best practices for the culturally responsive and trauma-informed provisions of services.

Children of Immigrants and Refugees: What the Research Tells Us (2011)
Children of Immigrants and Refugees: What the Research Tells Us (2011)

This 6-page document provides facts about the socioeconomic, cultural, and mental health challenges immigrant youth face, in addition to concrete strategies organizations can adopt to support them. While the document is intended for schools, it can be used by any child-serving organization that wishes to become TIR.

NCTSN’s Transforming Trauma in LGBTQ Youth (2015)
NCTSN’s Transforming Trauma in LGBTQ Youth (2015)

This learning series offers concrete strategies and recommendations for providers working with LGBTQ+ youth who have experienced trauma. This webinar series discusses how to increase access to services, create a safe environment for care, and work with families and schools.

Adopting a Trauma Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth (Part 1)
Adopting a Trauma Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth (Part 1)

Professionals working with LGBTQ+ youth will find this two-part guide helpful to understanding the benefits of adopting a TIR approach. Part 1 examines the possible traumas LGBTQ+ youth experience, including the ubiquity of victimization and discrimination.

Adopting a Trauma Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth (Part 2)
Adopting a Trauma Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth (Part 2)

Professionals working with LGBTQ+ youth will find this two-part guide helpful to understanding the benefits of adopting a TIR approach. Part 2 focuses on implementing a TIR approach when working with LGBTQ+ youth.

Practice Guidelines for the Delivery of Trauma-Informed and GLBTQ Culturally-Competent Care (2013)
Practice Guidelines for the Delivery of Trauma-Informed and GLBTQ Culturally-Competent Care (2013)

This guide covers various of ways to apply TIR principles to ensure your organization is LGBTQ+ culturally competent. It covers small actions (e.g., making sure posters affirm the identity of clients) and more structural ones (e.g., reviewing policies and procedures to maximize inclusion of LGBTQ+ clients).

ARC Reflections Training Program for Foster Parents
ARC Reflections Training Program for Foster Parents

Child welfare professionals will find this 9-session program helpful to give foster parents the tools they need to play an active role in supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma. It includes an implementation guide, handouts, PowerPoint slides, a case manager guide, and other practical documents.

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma
Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma

Pediatricians can use this AAP guide to support adoptive and foster families by ensuring they can 1) identify traumatized children, 2) educate families about trauma, 3) empower families to use a strength-based approach to recovery.

NCTSN’s Cultural Considerations for Young Children in Foster Care
NCTSN’s Cultural Considerations for Young Children in Foster Care

Child welfare professionals can use this webinar to further their knowledge about diversity-informed practices. The 1h30 webinar presents vignettes to highlight core concepts for enhancing diversity-informed practices and how they can be applied to child welfare practice.

NCTSN’s Using the Video ReMoved with Resource Parents
NCTSN’s Using the Video ReMoved with Resource Parents

This 30-minute video by the Central Massachusetts Child Trauma Center describes how to use the film ReMoved to facilitate conversations with foster parents about what it must be like for children to be removed from their homes and enter the foster care system.

NCTSN’s The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma (2015)
NCTSN’s The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma (2015)

Providers can use this training curriculum to increase their knowledge on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) and have experienced trauma. The training consists of a Facilitator Guide and a Participant Manual.

A Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Providers in the Field of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (2017)
A Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Providers in the Field of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (2017)

Professionals serving children with IDD can use this guide to implement a TIR approach to their everyday interactions with people with IDD, in addition to organizational policies and procedures. The Appendices provide exercises, checklists, and reflection questions to support the implementation process.

NCTSN’s Military and Veteran Culture (2012)
NCTSN’s Military and Veteran Culture (2012)

Mental health providers and other child-serving professionals will find this series helpful in understanding the specific challenges children in military families face and the cultural barriers military families face when healing from trauma.

NCTSN’s Working Effectively with Military Families (2014)
NCTSN’s Working Effectively with Military Families (2014)

Professionals working with military families will find this tip sheet very useful for the ten key concepts to provide TIR services. This tip sheet includes information on family separation, stigma about mental health care, access to programs, involving peers and civilian providers, and more.

Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected By a Military Parent’s Deployment, Injury, or Death (2009)
Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers: Supporting Young Children Affected By a Military Parent’s Deployment, Injury, or Death (2009)

Professionals working with young children in military families will find this Zero-to-Three guide beneficial to understand situations that military families may be experiencing. It can help to understand how to adopt a strength-based approach to the care you are providing children in your communication with parents.

Incorporating Racial Equity into Trauma-Informed Care
Incorporating Racial Equity into Trauma-Informed Care

Professionals that work in healthcare systems can use this brief to incorporate racial equity into trauma-informed care. This brief offers practical considerations to help health systems and provider practices incorporate a focus on racial equity to enhance trauma-informed care efforts.

AACP – SMART tool (communitypsychiatry.org)
AACP – SMART tool (communitypsychiatry.org)

Self-Assessment for Modification of Anti-Racism Tool (SMART) is an innovative self-directed quality improvement tool developed by the American Association for Community Psychiatry (AACP) to assist community mental health organizations in addressing structural racism.

Inclusion Toolkit
Inclusion Toolkit

Summary: Creating a space where everyone feels welcome can be difficult, especially since everyone has different needs. This Inclusion Toolkit will walk you through the process of creating a more inclusive and affirming environment for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) and will also equip you with the policies and tools to back it up.

Engaging Indigenous Families and Communities
Engaging Indigenous Families and Communities

This podcast episode shares insight from the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) for those caseworkers and agencies that are working or will work with indigenous communities to support children and families.

Refugee and Immigrant Core Stressors Toolkit
Refugee and Immigrant Core Stressors Toolkit

This toolkit created by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center of Boston Children’s Hospital provides information about four core stressors that refugees/immigrants may face. It provides sample questions that can be used to guide an assessment of a particular youth or family’s needs.

Guide for Engaging & Supporting Parents Affected by Domestic Violence/Enhancing Parenting Capacity & Strengthening Parent-Child Bonds:

This guide by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health is designed for staff in domestic violence programs and provides practical guidance for supporting parents affected by domestic violence in their parenting.

CREATING TRAUMA-INFORMED SERVICES: TIPSHEET SERIES Tips for Supporting Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence: What You Might See and What You Can Do:

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health created this trauma-informed tipsheet on tips for supporting children and youth exposed to Domestic Violence.

Family-Centered Toolkit for Domestic Violence Programs:

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health created the Family-Centered Toolkit to help programs envision and implement an integrated approach that supports parent-child relationships and families with a range of culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and developmentally sensitive services.

Issues to Consider When Engaging Muslim Youth in Psychiatric Care
Issues to Consider When Engaging Muslim Youth in Psychiatric Care

Summary: This document provides issues to consider when working with Muslim youth in psychiatric care. It provides 11 principles that clinicians should follow when working with Muslim patients.

Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Muslims in a Changing Political and Social Environment
Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Muslims in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Summary: This toolkit offers an understanding how to work with Muslims experiencing stress and trauma in today’s changing political environment. It provides basic information to raise awareness of the needs of Muslim patients and strategies to incorporate in care in psychiatric practices.

Helping Students Deal with Trauma related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia
Helping Students Deal with Trauma related to Geopolitical Violence & Islamophobia

Summary: This Guide is a sincere attempt to help teachers and guidance counselors in the assessment, assistance and support of students dealing with grief, fear and confusion as a result of Islamophobia and geopolitical issues. This Guide will assist educational professionals in understanding the impact of hate, war trauma, secondary trauma and terrorism.

Understanding and addressing Islamophobia through trauma-informed care
Understanding and addressing Islamophobia through trauma-informed care

Summary: “Islamophobia has individual, societal and structural manifestations, including extreme violence perpetrated toward Muslims”. In this paper, healthcare providers can learn about understanding and addressing Islamophobia through trauma-informed care.