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.
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.
A model for building community capacity to address sources of toxic stress and adversity.
Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma
A framework for understanding, addressing and preventing community trauma.
Building Community Resilience
A framework that focuses on adverse childhood experiences and adverse community experiences to help connect community organizations with larger systems.
Addressing Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress
Compassion Resilience Toolkit
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.
Becoming Trauma Informed: A Guide for Child Serving Programs & Organizations
Building Trauma-Informed Organizations
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.
Trauma Sensitive Schools Training Package
An online training curriculum that offers schools a framework and roadmap for adopting trauma sensitive practices.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn
Two books and other resources that provide a framework for incorporating trauma informed strategies in schools.
Handle With Care