Child Trauma Academy
The Child Trauma Academy is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. In a variety of resources and specialized training, the Child Trauma Academy focuses on the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, The Child Trauma Academy seeks to help maltreated and traumatized children. The Academy offers free online courses:

  • The amazing human brain and human development
  • Surviving childhood: An introduction to the impact of trauma
  • The cost of caring: Secondary traumatic stress and the impact of working with high-risk children and families
  • Bonding and attachment in maltreated children

Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
This National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) resource offers online learning opportunities for professionals and families seeking to learn more about child traumatic stress, including free continuing education and non-credit professional development, topical series via webinars, online learning, opportunities to explore special topics, and “by invitation only” learning collaboratives.

Safe Havens Training Project
(ND) Family Communications Inc. of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood
This curriculum is intended to help early childhood teachers work with young children affected by community violence. The material includes three videos, workshop materials for ten hours of training, overhead transparencies, reproducible handouts, reprints of several articles, and Spanish language translations of key handouts.
Available through The Child Witness to Violence Project or Child Development Media
Cost: $195-$203.50 depending on source.

Shelter from the Storm: Clinical Intervention with Children Affected by Domestic Violence
(ND) Betsy McAllister Groves
This manual for training mental health providers who work with children and families affected by domestic violence includes workshop materials for 13 hours of training, slides for use in training, a complete bibliography, and fully reproducible handouts.
Published by Child Witness to Violence Project, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.
Cost $125.

(ND) National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
This site for web-based learning of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy was developed to complement other methods of clinical learning, such as reading a book or manual, or attending a workshop or learning course. But, unlike most workshops and manuals, this site includes specific, step-by-step instructions for each component of therapy, printable scripts for introducing techniques to clients, streaming video demonstrations of the therapy procedures, and the opportunity to learn at your own pace. CEU’s available. (FREE)
Created through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina.

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This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.