Click for Resources **Trauma-Informed** Public Policy

Childhood Trauma Impacts:  Selected Resources

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 Trauma-Informed Public Policy

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The resources listed here are envisioned to be part of an evolving,  “living” list.

Please “comment” at the bottom of the page with any questions, suggestions, additions, updates, or errors.

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What is “Trauma-Informed” ?  Working Definition:

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A program, organization, or system that is “trauma-informed”

 realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;

recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and

responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively

resists re-traumatization

(SAMHSA’s Concept of  Trauma-Informed )

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

 http://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/trauma-interventions

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6.  Trauma-Informed Public Policy

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Child Traumatic Stress:
What Every Policymaker Should Know

NCTSN Logo

http://www.nctsn.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/PolicyGuide_CTS2008.pdf

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A Better Start:  Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority

https://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/phl/docs/A_Better_Start.pdf

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A Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/a-science-based-framework-for-early-childhood-policy/

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Self-Healing Communities

A Transformational Process Model for Improving Intergenerational Health  (Cowlitz County, Washington)

http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2016/06/self-healing-communities.html?cid=xsh_rwjf_fb

http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2016/rwjf430225

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Substance-abuse doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs

http://www.acesconnection.com/blog/substance-abuse-doc-says-stop-chasing-the-drug-and-focus-on-the-aces

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Addressing trauma in Baltimore:  A Trauma-Informed Blueprint for “Healthy Baltimore 2020”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-baltimore-trauma-20161016-story.html

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Trauma-Informed Community Development:  Pittsburgh

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2016/07/24/Redevelopment-effort-in-Hill-District-targets-effects-of-long-term-trauma/stories/201607240027

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Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (Massachusetts) Helping Traumatized Children Learn

http://traumasensitiveschools.org/tlpi-publications/

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A DECADE OF SCIENCE INFORMING POLICY:    The Story of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.      The Center on Developing Child, at Harvard University

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/A-Decade-of-Science-Informing-Policy.pdf

http://frameworksinstitute.org/assets/files/child_dvt_bales_shonkoff.pdf

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U.S. Attorney General’s report: “Defending Childhood”

This website, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), provides resources to stop child abuse and end child trauma.  Resources include a detailed written report “Defending Childhood”.

https://www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood

Defending Childhood

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Changing Minds” from Defending Childhood

Attorney General Eric Holder launched a program in 2010 called Defending Childhood, and last week Holder announced the launch of “Changing Minds,” to help adults heal children exposed to trauma. The former attorney general explains further in this Guest Post:”  

https://www.washingtonpost.com…ood-trauma/#comments

 

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Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles In Federal Prisons

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/25/463891388/obama-announces-reforms-to-solitary-confinement-in-federal-prisons

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“School to Prison Pipeline” priorities
Spending comparisons schools vs. prisons, state by state

http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/other/expenditures-corrections-education/brief.pdf?link_id=0&can_id=974842efebffedaa7947750b4a7f5871&source=email-pft-enews-july-8-2016&email_referrer=pft-enews-july-8-2016&email_subject=pft-enews-july-8-2016

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The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)

http://www.avahealth.org/ace_study/ace_study_dvd_institutional_license/ace_study_summary_8.html  (Video Link)

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Addressing Childhood Trauma in DC Schools

http://tlpi.jacksonwhelan.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/CLC-Addressing-Childhood-Trauma-DC-Schools-June-2015.pdf

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Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/upshot/why-american-schools-are-even-more-unequal-than-we-thought.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1

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Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn

http://tlpi.jacksonwhelan.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Safe-Healthy-and-Ready-to-Learn_Full-Report.pdf

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American Academy Pediatrics:  Toxic, Stress-Informed Federal Policy Agenda

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/federal-advocacy/Documents/TSSOnePager.pdf

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Tackling Toxic Stress:  The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/toxic-stress/tackling-toxic-stress/

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No School Alone: How community risks and assets contribute to school and youth success

http://tlpi.jacksonwhelan.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/no_school_alone-Washington-State.pdf

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Change in Mind:  Guide Provides Insight and Direction on using Brain Science to Inform Policy

http://alliance1.org/news/guide-provides-insight-and-direction-using-brain-science-inform-policy

http://alliance1.org/sites/default/files/PDF/designcim_science_infused_policy.finalsept272016.pdf

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Incubated in Terror:  Neurodevelopmental Factors in the ‘Cycle of Violence’

https://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Incubated_In_Terror.pdf     (pages 8-11)

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 Preventing Retraumatization: A Macro Social Work Approach to Trauma-Informed Practices & Policies

http://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/preventing-retraumatization-a-macro-social-work-approach-to-trauma-informed-practices-policies/

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Home Visits Work: Let’s Make Them Universal

http://www.rwjf.org/en/culture-of-health/2016/11/home-visits-make-them-universal.html

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Childhood Trauma Looms Large for Older Homeless Adults

https://scienceblog.com/487224/childhood-adversity-looms-large-older-homeless-adults/

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“Anna’s Story”: Unaddressed Childhood Trauma

  (Presentation with ACE slides and speaking notes)

http://www.hsjcc.on.ca/Resource%20Library/Social%20Determinants%20of%20Health/The%20Adverse%20Childhood%20Experiences%20Study%20and%20Unaddressed%20Childhood%20Trauma.pdf

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Can Understanding Neurobiology Provide a Better Approach to Working With Abuse Survivors?

https://rewire.news/article/2017/01/05/can-understanding-neurobiology-provide-better-approach-working-abuse-survivors/

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Acute and Chronic Childhood Trauma Public Policy  Global Approaches (Theresa Betancourt ScD, MA)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4098699/

 http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/11/reclaiming-childhood

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Moral perspective in Public Arena   “The Germ Theory of Trauma:  The Impossibility of Ethical Neutrality”

(Sandra L. Bloom M.D. in Secondary Traumatic Stress: Self-Care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers, & Educators )

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Adverse childhood experiences and life opportunities: Shifting the narrative

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740916303449       “compared to persons with no ACEs, persons with three ACEs were 1.53 times as likely not to graduate high school and 2.4 times as likely to be unemployed. Persons with four or more ACEs compared to those with no ACEs were 2.34 times as likely not to graduate high school, 2.3 times as likely to be unemployed, and 1.6 times as likely to live in a household reporting poverty” (Table 2).

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Advancing a national cradle-to-grave-to-cradle public health agenda   Sandra L. Bloom, M.D.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15299732.2016.1164025

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INTEGRATION  Creating Trauma-Informed Systems: Child Welfare, Education, First Responders, Health Care, Juvenile Justice

http://www.mhcc.org.au/media/25289/berkowitz-ford-ko-2008.pdf

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*** Social Media Links***

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Towards a Trauma-Informed City

Drexel University:    Dornsife School of Public Health                  Sandra L. Bloom, M.D. Interviews:    Working Toward a Trauma-Informed City: Challenges and Opportunities in Philadelphia

http://drexel.edu/dornsife/practice/center-for-public-health-practice/toward-a-trauma-informed-city/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqhMMkD0bepMRio7POxSFg

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 Zero Tolerance discipline    versus    Childhood Trauma  School to Prison Pipeline

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A series of short vignettes about developmental trauma,“Nowhere to Hide”, on LucidWitness.com .

     “Nowhere to Hide” series overview

                                             click HERE
Photo © Daun Kauffman

 

             “Nowhere to Hide” series links

Each separate, individual article in the series focuses on a single component of the workings of developmental trauma, via real life examples in short “60 second” soundbites, akin to “Public Service Announcements” (PSAs).  They are designed for sharing in social media networks to grow public awareness.

Trigger warning: 

the children’s experiences in the vignettes are unvarnished.  Their traumatic responses may trigger painful memories.

 

Nowhere to Hide:  Maria; Fight, flight or freeze

Photo © Daun Kauffman

Nowhere to Hide:  Andre’s Fear; What are Adverse Childhood Experiences?

Photo © Daun Kauffman

Nowhere to Hide:  Jamar’s Hyper-arousal 

Photo © Daun Kauffman

Nowhere to Hide:  Roberto’s Dissociation 

Public Domain @ Pixabay

Nowhere to Hide:  Danny’s Memory

Photo © Daun Kauffman

Nowhere to Hide:  Ashley’s “Normal” Education?   Part 1

Pixabay: adamova1210

Nowhere to Hide:  Ashley’s “Normal” Education?   Part 2

Photo © Daun Kauffman

More to come

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“Like” us at  “Trauma-Informed Pedagogy” on Facebook

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Please share a PSA link to help grow public awareness of the impacts of developmental trauma. There are so many of us who’ve never heard of the overpowering life-long impacts.

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“Peek Inside a Classroom” series overview

The second original series, “Peek Inside a Classroom”, provides much more detailed looks inside my classroom, primarily focused on specific students: Jasmine, Danny and José.

Other children are captured in broader looks at education reform concepts: “Failing Schools or Failing Paradigm?” and “Effective Education Reform”, co-authored with Sandra L. Bloom, M. D..

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“Peek Inside a Classroom” series links

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Peek Inside a Classroom:  Jasmine

© Elliot Gilfix/Flickr

Peek Inside a Classroom:  Danny

Photo © Daun Kauffman

Peek Inside a Classroom: José

belseykurns: Pixabay public domain
belseykurns: Pixabay public domain

Peek Inside a Classroom:  Failing Schools or Failing Paradigm?

Peek Inside a Classroom:  Effective Education Reform (with Sandra Bloom, M.D.)

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“Click for Resources…”  series overview:

“Click for Resources”  posts are the theory and research behind the narrative posts in  “Nowhere to Hide” and “Peek Inside a Classroom”.

Each post in “Click for Resources “ is divided in three parts:

1) general press articles,

2) Research Journals or academic papers

3) social media, often with video.

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“Click for Resources” series links:

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1.   Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies:   CLICK HERE

 2.  Impacts of Childhood Trauma: Overview               CLICK HERE

Click for Resources: Social Media on Impacts of Childhood Trauma

Click for Resources: Journal Articles on Impacts of Developmental Trauma

 3.   Trauma-Informed Schools                                               CLICK HERE

Flickr: andrew and hobbes

 4.  Trauma-Informed Social Services                                CLICK HERE 

Flickr: andrew and hobbes

 5.   Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice                             CLICK HERE

Flickr: andrew and hobbes

 6.  Trauma-Informed Public Policy                                   CLICK HERE

Flickr: andrew and hobbes

 7.  Childhood Trauma Training and Tools                     CLICK HERE

the concept of learning

 8.  Book and Publication selections                                CLICK HERE

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9.   #800 phone numbers                                                         CLICK HERE

Pixabay: Public Domain
Developmental trauma,  still “the elephant in the  [class] room”  for many adults.

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The resources listed here are envisioned to be part of an evolving,  “living” list.
Please “comment” below with any questions, suggestions, additions, updates, or errors.

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