Training Resources

Bruce Perry’s online and in-person training on Neurosequential Model of Therapy (NMT): He also has a schools component, the Neurosequential Model for Education. For parents, therapists and educators.

Karen Purvis’ Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): Online and in-person training options. For parents, therapists and educators.

Bessel van der Kolk’s Justice Resource Institute: Training in truama informed care and the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency model (ARC). The ARC framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their care giving systems. For therapists and mental health organizations.

Rutgers University offers several courses on ACEs and Trauma Informed Care: Rutgers training opportunities

Heart of Learning (Teacher’s handbook – Washington State)

“Every day in schools across Washington State and the nation, there are students who arrive in classrooms feeling hungry, tired, frustrated and alone—students who are impacted by  alcohol  and  drugs,  are  homeless,  have  physical  or  mental  health-related  issues,  are in danger of dropping out of school, or are struggling with a learning disability often lack vital connections to their family, their school and their community. In Washington State we have recognized this reality and have made a point in the past several years to begin doing something actively about it.”

“The period between birth and adulthood is marked by progressive physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional development.  Paralleling these changes are changes in brain maturation.  The results of recent MRI studies of children affected by trauma provide a basis for understanding the effects of trauma on the brain.  Exposure to stress early in life activates the stress-response systems modifying their sensitivity leading to alternations in the pattern of brain development in the corpus callosum, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, cerebellar vermis, visual cortex and auditory cortex.”

The CARES Institute –

The ACEs Connection-

Texas Department of Families and Protection Services –

Iowa Department of Public Health –

Rutgers University –


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Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools