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Trauma Informational Websites

Websites With Information about Trauma and Trauma-Sensitive Practices For Schools

  • Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network
    The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network website provides information, videos, and podcasts about traumatized children. The website contains links to documents and other websites that are useful to educators and other professionals working in schools.

  • The Language of Trauma and Loss
    The Language of Trauma and Loss provides teachers with information about the effect of trauma and loss on children, and the teacher’s role in identifying and referring appropriate students. The program also helps teachers establish a safe classroom and improve language arts skills using trauma and loss as a vehicle. Web-streamed videos offer professional development information for teachers, and age-specific lessons for elementary, middle and high school students, and can be used as a vehicle to help students express their concerns.

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

  • Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative
    The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school.

  • Treatment and Services Adaptation Center
    The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools promotes trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments.

  • Professional Quality of Work Life
    Professional quality of life is the quality one feels in relation to their work as a helper. Both the positive and negative aspects of doing one’s job influence professional quality of life. This site covers self-care for secondary stress and trauma and vicarious traumatization that comes from doing your job. The PROQOL Test provides educators with a score meaned to their level of Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout.

  • Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events
    US Department of Education
    This brochure, which is based on discussions with some three dozen experts who work with students, provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as teachers, coaches, school administrators and others who are helping those affected.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
    The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills. CBITS has been used with students from 5th grade through 12th grade who have witnessed or experienced traumatic life events such as community and school violence, accidents and injuries, physical abuse and domestic violence, and natural and man-made disasters. CBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (e.g., psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure).

  • Trauma-Informed Care
    Wisconsin Department of Health Services
    This website provides information about efforts to bring trauma-informed care to Wisconsin organizations.
For questions about this information, contact Elizabeth Cook (608) 266-1999