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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package
The Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package offers school
and district administrators and staff a framework and roadmap for adopting a
trauma-sensitive approach school- or districtwide. The Training Package
includes a variety of resources for educating school staff about trauma and
trauma-sensitive practices and for providing school leaders with a step-by-step
process for implementing a universal, trauma-informed approach using package
materials. School and district leaders are encouraged to begin by reviewing the
Implementation Guide for an overview of the package components and their
Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services
This Trauma Informed guide was developed by the US Department of Human Services and is a web-linked compilation of resources from a range of Health and Human Service agencies, federal partners, and respected sources outside government. The site will contain both information and resources for human services leaders at the state, tribal, territorial, and local levels on recent advances in our understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and resiliency and specifically what these advances mean for program design and service delivery.
Some general trauma resources in the guide, which are applicable to all human services programs, include:
- What is Trauma?
- What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)? How are they different from trauma experienced at other times during the life course?
- What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
- How does exposure to trauma affect brain development?
- What do we mean by trauma-informed services and why is such an approach important?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
This manual introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization, system, or service sector. The manual provides a definition of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and offers six key principles and ten implementation domains.