What is Trauma-informed care?

Trauma-informed care is an approach that assumes that an individual is more likely than not to have a history of trauma. This approach recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges trauma's role in an individual's life.


Trauma-informed Resources:  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Resources:
What is Trauma Informed Care?  ACEs: Preventing Early Trauma to Improve Adult Health
Implementing Trauma Informed Care  ACEs Prevention Strategy
Trauma Informed Care: A Guidebook  Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence
Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Specific Services: A Comprehensive Approach to Trauma Intervention
Healing After Trauma  
Coping with Emotional and Psychological Trauma  
Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma  
Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System  
A Trauma Informed Approach to Workforce  


ICOY Trauma Series:

Impact of Trauma - 11/30/22 (Part 1 of 4) 

Understanding trauma's impact on the brain's development and learning response strategies to build resilient youth and families. The trainers cover adolescent development, childhood trauma, and resilience & recovery.

Impact of Trauma Presentation

Impact of Trauma Resource Handout

Culture and Trauma - 12/7/22 (Part 2 of 4) 

Trauma has context. That context frequently has cultural and historical roots. This training will explore the relationship between trauma and culture by looking specifically at populations at high risk for experiencing trauma. Participants will also learn about the ways power and oppression impact trauma and access to resources. Lastly, participants will learn about resilience and protective factors these communities have built to combat trauma.

Support for Trauma-Informed Education in Postsecondary Systems (STEPS) webinar series: 

This webinar series was designed to support groups and individuals striving to increase trauma-informed practices and support learner and educator resilience in postsecondary and adult education settings. This series took place during FY 2021.