by | Apr 22, 2019

What is keeping some children from living a full life? In April, One Detroit and American Black Journal convened a community conversation at City Covenant Church in Brightmoor that took a 360 degree view of our children’s well-being. We also explored how residents in and around Brightmoor are working on solutions to help kids succeed and thrive. 

Many thanks to the Brightmoor Trauma Learning Community, Development Centers, MDHHS, Hope Starts Here, Chadsey Condon Community Organization, and Congress of Communities for compiling the following list of resources for families and communities.

For Families

If you are a parent or caregiver in search of trauma-informed information, here are some helpful resources.

Building Resilient Communities

Community Resilience Cookbook

A guide for building resilient communities with examples from communities across the country.

View the cookbook here

Self-Healing Communities

A model for building community capacity to address sources of toxic stress and adversity.

Download the report here

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma

A framework for understanding, addressing and preventing community trauma.

View the strategies here 

Building Community Resilience

A framework that focuses on adverse childhood experiences and adverse community experiences to help connect community organizations with larger systems.

Click here to learn more

Addressing Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress

What About You? A Workbook For Those Who Work With Others 


A workbook with activities and exercises that focus on self-care for professionals. Uses the three levels of care personal, interpersonal, and organizational.

Compassion Resilience Toolkit

Facilitator resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve. Features sections for schools, health & human services and parents & caregivers. 

Building Trauma Informed Organizations

Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children & Families

A framework of design principles for organizations and policy makers to improve outcomes for children based on the science of adversity and resilience.

Click here for more information

Becoming Trauma Informed: A Guide for Child Serving Programs & Organizations

An organizational assessment and planning tool based on the SAMHSA principles for trauma informed care.

Building Trauma-Informed Organizations

Resources for incorporating trauma informed practices . Includes  info on the impact on health and development and ways to lessen negative outcomes.

Models for Schools

Trauma Training for Schools-Midwest PBiS Network

A training curriculum for school personnel about trauma, its impact and specific ways to address trauma in classroom settings.

Click here to access the curriculum

Trauma Sensitive Schools Training Package

An online training curriculum that offers schools a framework and roadmap for adopting trauma sensitive practices.

Access the training framework here

Helping Traumatized Children Learn

Two books and other resources that provide a framework for incorporating trauma informed strategies in schools.

Click here to download the resources

Handle With Care

The site describes a collaborative model in which law enforcement officers notify schools when a student was present at a call. School personnel handle the child with care and if they need more intervention refer them for on-site trauma-focused mental health care.

Learn more here