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A Guide for Youth: Understanding Trauma

This guide is designed to help youth make a connection between stressful events and the potential lasting impacts. Understanding trauma and having a framework to talk about past experiences can help in processing and asking for help. This understanding supports healing. Source: Brianne Masselli and Johanna Bergan, Youth M.O.V.E. National ... A Guide for Youth: Understanding Trauma

A Treatment Improvement Protocol: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services

A SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) with best practice guidelines for trauma informed care. TIPs are developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Each TIP involves the development of topic-specific best practice guidelines for the prevention ... A Treatment Improvement Protocol: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services

ACE Score Calculator

Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) measure and its use, and calculate your ACE and resilience scores. An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your ... ACE Score Calculator

Books for Kids

A list of books that were written for children who may be coping with adversity or trauma in their lives. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon Download PDF

Dealing with the Effects of Trauma: A Self-Help Guide

Learn the symptoms of trauma and get ideas and strategies that can help you better cope. The information in this federally sponsored booklet can be used safely along with your other health care treatment. Source: Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Download PDF

For Youth by Youth: Foundations of Trauma Informed Care

This training revamps the Foundations of Trauma Informed Care training by making it more youth friendly, strengths based, and interactive. This is done by providing opportunities for young adults to engage in discussions on trauma and resilience with scenarios that relate to youth. The training also provides skills and tools ... For Youth by Youth: Foundations of Trauma Informed Care

General Parenting Resources

Check here to find books by experts in the field that may be helpful to parents and other caregivers dealing with children and youth affected by trauma. There are additional books for adult survivors of trauma who are parenting. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon Download PDF

Gift From Within

This website for survivors of trauma has educational materials about PTSD and links to international support groups. In addition to educational material, the website has a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support. Source: Gift from Within, Camden, Maine View Resource

Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

This tip sheet from NCTSN offers ways to recognize and help your teen who may have difficulty coping after a sudden or violent death. Each teen grieves in a unique way so it’s important to understand your teen’s point of view. Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Download PDF

In the Gray Area of Being Suicidal

This short film shares the personal experience of a young adult experiencing suicidal thoughts along with their suggestions for wellness. Source: The Mighty View Video

Key Terms Related to Realizing the Widespread Impact of Trauma

This is a comprehensive list of terms related to realizing the widespread impact of trauma. The intention of the list is to be valuable, inclusive, and honor the array of potentially toxic experiences that exist. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon, and Trauma Informed Oregon Volunteer, Rebecca Saunders English PDF Spanish PDF

Looking for Trauma Specific Services?

This document developed by TIO is intended to serve as a resource to those seeking trauma specific services (TSS) and those who may be making referrals for TSS. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon Download PDF

Making Your Voice Heard: Suggestions for Youth by Youth for use in Emergency Rooms

This tip sheet for youth by youth gives tips and resources for collaborating and engaging with providers so that youth and young adults can better get their needs met. The resource was developed by TIO’s Oregon Trauma Advocates Coalition (OTAC). OTAC is comprised of youth from around Oregon who are ... Making Your Voice Heard: Suggestions for Youth by Youth for use in Emergency Rooms

Oregon Health Authority Evidence Based Practices

Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) suggested list of practices with a strong evidence base. There are definitions and links to descriptive information. Source: Oregon Health Authority View Resource

Person-Centered Planning: A Trauma Informed Best Practice

This document developed by TIO provides foundational information about Person Centered Planning (PCP) and its relationship to trauma informed care. It is intended for those who are wanting an overview or are considering using Person-Centered Planning in their programs and organizations. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon Download PDF

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through Community Resiliency

Community resilience models can be a useful way for very oppressed communities to prevent and reduce trauma. Karah Frank, MSW, uses components for sustainability to create a model for community resilience specifically for communities where past and present trauma needs healing. Source: Karah Frank, MSW, Portland State University Download PDF

Recommendations for Incoming First Year High School Students Working Virtually

These considerations created by Oregon Trauma Advocates Coalition (OTAC) are for students by students who are entering their first year of school who are working remotely. OTAC is a youth-led advisory council. Source: Oregon Trauma Advocated Coalition Download PDF

State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families – Trauma-Informed Care

This site provides a list of effective interventions for children and youth who experience symptoms related to trauma. Source: Department of Children and Families, Connecticut View Resource

Summary of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

This handout briefly summarizes the ACE study, conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to study how adversity in childhood predicts adult physical, mental, and social well-being. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon Download PDF Spanish PDF Russian PDF

Talking About Trauma and Suicide in Public Meetings

Recommendations from TIO to assist in preparing, facilitating and responding in a meeting when sharing personal experiences that may cause distress and trauma, to reflect a trauma informed approach. Source: Trauma Informed Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Download PDF