Key Resources & Trainings

The following selected resources provide a good starting point for understanding trauma and trauma-informed care. For additional resources, please refer to the Trauma-Informed Care section of the Eat, Sleep, Console Manual (coming soon). For upcoming events related to this topic, please browse the calendar (coming soon). 

Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
This paper provides a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups.



Foundations for Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Responsive Care
An introduction including essentials for caring for families affected by perinatal substance exposure. Click here for presentation and recording. Recording Password is: TICFSD2021*


Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services 
An introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a “road map” to find relevant resources.



Trauma and the Brain
Trauma and the Brain is an educational video for workers. It outlines “normal” or healthy development of the key areas of the brain and how the brain may be impacted if someone experiences trauma (especially in the context of childhood development). Click video to play.


The Paradox of Trauma-Informed Care
Dr. Vicky Kelly is a nationally known trainer in the areas of trauma and attachment. She has been an early advocate for human services to adopt “trauma-informed care,” an approach that calls for a focus not just on someone’s behavior, but, more importantly, on what drives behavior. Click video to play.


Secondary Trauma, Burnout and Staff Resiliency
An introduction to identifying and mitigating secondary trauma and burnout in professionals who work in fields of crisis and trauma.



Calming and De-Escalation Strategies
An introduction to validation and empathy with strategies for calming and de-escalation when working with children.



The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study: Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults
This study researches the relationship of health risk behavior and disease in adulthood to the breadth of exposure to childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse, and household dysfunction during childhood.



Childhood Trauma and Parental Substance Use
An introduction to adverse childhood experiences, brain development and perspectives on addiction.



Adverse Childhood Experiences & Complex Trauma
An introduction to adverse childhood experiences including data and background and strategies for working with people affected by trauma.


Project ECHO: Supporting Families Who Experience Complexities during Difficult Times
“Supporting Families” is an interactive, web based learning model specifically aimed at supporting child-family serving agencies and programs in the community as the continued challenges and impacts from a year + of pandemic sacrifice, strife, and change continues to disrupt and present challenge for so many children and families in our communities. Register for the monthly sessions which start on May 18th.


Trauma-Focused Organizations

These resources were compiled and vetted by the New Hampshire Trauma-Informed Care Work Group. For more information about trauma-informed care and this work group, please contact Farrah Deselle at