It is our aim to provide up-to-date, relevant, and impactful information in our presentations and training, and therefore we are always adapting our content to make it meaningful for all communities. Below are materials to help you tailor your presentations and training to best fit your style and to best serve your audience.
- Harvard Center for the Developing Child – information and resources about the science of early childhood and implications for policy and interventions. More info at: developingchild.harvard.edu
- Alberta Family Wellness Initiative – Engaging video about brain development – “How Brains are Built”
- Center on the Developing Child – Epigenetics Infographic– Article explaining epigenetics and its impact on child development
- Adverse Childhood Experiences in MN – state-level information about ACEs in MN. More information at: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ace/
- Philadelphia Urban ACE Study – looks at ACEs in diverse urban population – summary report (PDF)
- ACEs Connection – information, resources, networking around ACEs. More information at: acesconnection.com
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – videos of Dr. Robert Anda and others talking about ACEs and Resilience. Infographic about ACEs is also available on this site. www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/aces.html
- Personal and Parental Reflections on ACEs: video at: youtube.com/watch?v=jUJHvbPrL0I
- NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma – continuing education, learning cooperatives, and more. More information at: learn.nctsn.org
- Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma (Office of Victims of Crime) – lots of downloadable videos: www.ovc.gov/pubs/ThroughOurEyes/index.html
- Sam Simmons’ Historical Trauma Presentation– YouTube presentation (Video)
- Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart – a Native American scholar, social worker/mental health practitioner, and associate professor who developed a framework for understanding historical trauma of Lakota people, which has since been expanded and applied to understanding other communities that have experienced collective group trauma. Linked are a presentation, an interview, and a webpage focused on Healing Collective Trauma.
- Native Americans and the Trauma of History: Read a chapter from the book Studying Native America: Problems and Perspectives (PDF)
The Wakanheza Project – a public health effort to create welcoming environments and reduce stress – trademarked by St. Paul/Ramsey County Public Health www.ramseycounty.us/residents/health-medical/public-health-initiatives/wakanheza-project
SEARCH Institute – 40 Developmental Assets that enable success in young people – Minneapolis-based organization www.search-institute.org/research/developmental-assets
Minnesota Circle of Parents – part of a national network of mutual self-help support groups for parents, coordinated by MCCC in MN. www.pcamn.org/circle-of-parents/
Bounceback Project – a local partnership in Buffalo, MN that is building community resilience. www.bouncebackproject.org
Resiliency and Protective Factors: Information for Families – a simple and straightforward handout covering resilience strategies for families. Created by Washington County. www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/ChildrenYouthFamilies/AdverseChildExperiencesACEs/upload/Resiliency-and-Protective-Factors-Information-for-Families.pdf
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – videos from leaders in the field and map of initiatives related to resilience and healing. www.rwjf.org/en/library/collections/aces.html
Trauma-Informed Care: Perspectives & Resources – from Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc. gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/TraumaInformedCare/index.html
Washington State Family Policy Council – ACEResponse – examples of policy interventions based on the ACE Study. aceresponse.org
The Resilience Cookbook – Created by ACE Interface, Inc., offers information about what communities are doing in response to the ACE Study. communityresiliencecookbook.org/whats-cooking-here-and-why/
Resilience Trumps ACEs – information and materials available from Children’s Resilience Initiative out of Walla Walla Washington. at: resiliencetrumpsaces.org
ACEs Connection – an online community of practice using trauma-informed, resilience-building practices to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and to change systems to stop traumatizing already traumatized people. www.acesconnection.com
Compassionate Schools – a trauma-informed approach out of WA. Information available at: www.k12.wa.us/CompassionateSchools/
Mindful – a website with information about mindfulness practice and emotional intelligence strategies that can help build resilience – www.mindful.org
Red River Resilience – FACTS of Resilience – materials and content from Fargo, North Dakota www.redriverresilience.com
Green Dot, etc. – a violence prevention organization founded on the belief that individual safety is a community responsibility, shifting the lens away from victims/perpetrators and onto bystanders. The overarching goal is to mobilize a force of engaged and proactive bystanders. Curriculum overview available via videos at: www.livethegreendot.com/train_curriculum.html
Have you read a book that you think other trainers and presenters would be interested in? Please send book recommendations and reviews to Kate!
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction (2010), Gabor Mate, MD.
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (2010), Daniel Siegel.
The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2012), Daniel Siegel.
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (2013), Daniel Siegel.
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger: The new psychology of posttraumatic growth (2011), Stephen Joseph. Drawing on the wisdom of ancient philosophers, the insights of evolutionary biologists, and the optimism of positive psychologists, What Doesn’t Kill Us reveals how all of us can navigate change and adversity— traumatic or otherwise—to find new meaning, purpose, and direction in life.
Super Survivors: The surprising link between suffering and success. (2014), Feldman, D. B. & Kravetz, L.B.. Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward. Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.