The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

TraumaCenter_HeaderImage-Module03_03aA comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource tool   JBS International’s Disability Services Center and Georgetown University’s National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health have created an educational tool to help build state-by-state and provider capacity to serve children and youth who have experienced trauma. The resource tool, Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources, is now available. Both a 5-minute and a 90 second promotional video that can be downloaded and used in advocacy efforts to provide a brief introduction to this comprehensive Web-based, video-enhanced resource tool that is designed to augment the ongoing efforts at the federal, state, local, and provider levels to become more trauma- informed. The Resource contains eight modules:

  • Module 1: Understanding the Impact of Trauma
  • Module 2: Trauma-Informed Child-Serving Systems
  • Module 3: Creating Trauma-Informed Provider Organizations
  • Module 4: Evidence-Based Treatments Addressing Trauma
  • Module 5: Public Health Approach and Cost-Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Module 6: Youth and Family Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care
  • Module 7: One Year Later
  • Module 8: What’s Next? The New Frontier for Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Care

Risking Connection© and Pat Wilcox’s book Trauma -Informed Care: The Restorative Approach are featured in Module 3, both in the fourth video on the page and in the Issue Brief. Furthermore, our research article is repeatedly quoted in an article that is included in the Resources section in the What’s Next? Module.   A Call for the Integration of Trauma-Informed Care Among Intellectual and Developmental Disability Organizations ( Keesler JM. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 2014,11(1):34-42. This article explains the previously unnoticed link between childhood trauma and intellectual and developmental disabilities, and makes recommendations on how to include trauma in the forefront of service delivery for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Here is a video that describes this tool:


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