Becoming trauma-informed to build resilience.
There are many resources on building resilience for parents, schools, providers, and more. A great place to start is by watching the short film Resilience, free to check out through WellSpring.
- Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit (National Center for Family Homelessness)
- Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care (Trauma Informed Oregon)
- Organizational Self-Assessment: Adoption of Trauma-Informed Care Practice (National Council for Behavioral Health)
- Compassionate Schools: The Heart of Learning and Teaching (State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
- Trauma-Sensitive Schools (Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative)
For Health Care
For Early Childhood Education
- Trauma Smart (Crittenton Children's Center)
For Social Services
For Courts, Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement
- Safe Babies Court Teams (Zero to Three)
- Healing Invisible Wounds (Justice Policy Institute)
- Trauma and Resilience: A new look at legal advocacy for youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems (Juvenile Law Center)
For Behavioral Health
- SHARE Model (Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services)
Resources for Community Initiatives
The ACEs Public-Private Initiative (APPI) is a group of private, public, and community organizations in Washington State working together to reduce children’s exposure to trauma and the substantial social, emotional and physical tolls that may result.
- The Coalition of Children and Families of North Central WA
- Okanogan County Community Coalition
- Skagit County Child and Family Consortium
- Resilience Trumps ACEs (Walla Walla County Community Network/Children's Resilience Initiative)
- Whatcom Family and Community Network
ACEs Report on Pacific County
In 2015 Masters of Public Health students from the University of Washington's Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) compiled a report assessing Pacific County's capacity to implement trauma-informed care practices.
The report also provided resources and examples for organizations interested in pursing trauma-informed practices.
Join the WellSpring Resilience Collaborative (WRC)
We're looking for individuals from all sectors interested in spreading the word on ACEs and resiliency.