Hi All,

I have been approached by an organisation within New Zealand asking me for the following - "We are looking for resources for the workforce working in a TI approach, resources for organisations and systems to work in a TIC way, resources for people and family with trauma issues, and resources around workforce secondary trauma".

Whilst I regularly access resources from various areas (there is so much - thank-you), I wondered if there were any specific (best practice) resources that people think would best fit these requests? Many thanks in advance,




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Good morning Colette - 

There is a resource we sell quite often to organizations. It's our ACE Conversation card. It's guided at a variety of audiences, but the goal remains the same: assist healthcare providers, law enforcement professionals, etc. in having a conversation with parents about toxic stress and long term health.

If you want more information about this and other resources we have in regard to ACE and child maltreatment, please reach out! I'd love to have a conversation with you and help out! 


Nick Cota



The heart of our program at Good Harbor Institute is translating evidenced based research on trauma/adversity into skills which can be used immediately by non-clinicians. We understand acting and speaking in a trauma informed way to build resilience is like speaking a new language. We provide the skills to learn this language and practice it every setting- work, home, the line at the grocery store. When learning a new language it is essential it is practiced beyond the classroom if fluency is ever to be achieved. Additionally, in our program integrate the "three environments" of care, which are client care, self-care, and team care. We have worked with human resource organizations, private companies, as well as; non-profit organizations. 


Please let me know if we can be of support.

~ Cathy

Hi Collette,

Our local community college picks an 'Book of the Year'  each year. They ask that it be a topic that applies to as many of their programs and clubs as possible. I proposed the book Childhood Dysrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa. I took their course catalogue and gave them a bibliography on how the ACE's apply to most of their programs. If you would like a copy of the bibliography feel free to email me

Specifically with regard to childhood maltreatment the University of Maryland has a program called Family Informed Trauma Therapy

Following the work of Bessel Van der Kolk my current focus has been trying to get the Creative (also called Expressive) Therapies recognized by my state so that they can get in the reimbursement system. (Currently only Social Workers and Art Therapist licenses are recognized). Education for these is changing. In the U.S. There are two universities that offer PhD level programs. Drexel offers an Creative Therapies degree. Leslie offers an Expressive Therapies degree. I am a Case Manager. I am always looking for resources that touch other parts of the brain than just talk therapy. One of the most valuable online resources comes from the field of Psychodrama  

Diane Iverson RN

Maryland, USA

Hi Collette...

This may be of great interest to you:

Curriculum & training developer K-Rahn Vallatine offers a timely and practical keynote speech at the California Workforce Association's 2017 Youth @ Work Conference. He speaks on the need for Urban Culture Competencies when working with out of school youth and practical approaches to engaging them.

Hi Collette,

     One week after NHS QI published their first edition of the [weekly] E-newsletter "The Edge", they had subscribers in 56 nations. I don't know if they are still 'publishing', or to what extent 'trauma-informed' has been a topic, but it may also be worth a perusal.

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