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Resources for Learning More About Trauma

Websites:
Child Trauma Tool Kit
Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma Learn
Childhood Trauma: Tips for Parents and Educators
 


Books:


Trauma in the Lives of Children: Crisis and Stress Management Techniques for Counselors, Teachers, and Other Professionals / Edition 2
This is an invaluable source for educating professionals and families about helping children regain security in times of trauma. Using a solutions-based interdisciplinary approach, this illustrated book explains how children react to specific types of trauma and how to work with a traumatized child. The nationwide movement toward School Crisis Response Teams, the DSM-IV’s new category for post-traumatic stress, and the use of EMDR for treatment are covered.


Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma
 What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing
 
Help for Billy: A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Children in the Classroom
 "Help for Billy" is a pragmatic manual to help guide families and educators who are struggling with traumatized children. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy to read book, with tables, outlines and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true nature regarding traumatic experiences affecting the brain and learning. It is a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom.
 
Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers: A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help
This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Variables affecting the impact of trauma are explored such as different developmental stages, gender, the reactions of friends and parents, the child's personality, and their caring environment. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy, such as group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, are discussed.
 



Handouts:
“Unlocking the Door to Learning; Trauma- Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools”
https://www.elc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Trauma-Informed-in-Schools-Classrooms-FINAL-December2014-2.pdf
  
“Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children”
https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/85/OUSD_Crisis_Response_Handbook_Section_VII_Resources_for_Teachers_and_Parents.pdf