New Resources on Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources: a free online tool created by the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc. The tool aims to support state and local decision-makers, administrators, providers, parents, and youth and family advocates to become more trauma-informed. The tool includes video interviews, issue briefs, key resources and links that will be updated monthly to keep up with new developments in the field. It is available at two online locations: Georgetown TA Center website, ; and JBS International website, You are encouraged to help promote the tool on social media (Facebook and Twitter), and in newsletters, blogs and listservs.

Warning - This resource is highly engaging, comprehensive and adaptable to a wide range of audiences. Users should plan on immersing themselves in some pretty remarkable content. Kick your shoes off and stay awhile - it is that good!

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services: a Treatment Improvement Protocol from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (TIP 57). The document is divided into three parts: 1) practical guide for the provision of behavioral health services, recognizing how substance abuse, mental health and trauma interact; 2) implementation guide for behavioral health program administrators to help them increase the capacity of their organizations to deliver trauma-informed services; and 3) a review of the literature on trauma-informed care and behavioral health services. It is available for download at

As schools and communities are considering prevention and support efforts in light of the recent school tragedy, the PA System of Care Partnership wanted to pass along these trauma and crisis resources shared by the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health:

From Pathways Research and Training Center: Focal Point, Vol. 29, 2015, “Trauma-Informed Care.” Includes various perspectives for understanding the pervasiveness of trauma and the harm it causes, especially for transition-age youth.

Other resources: