What Can I Do?

As an individual

Support trauma-sensitive practices within your daily life by:

Within communities

By implementing and teaching trauma-informed care in your school, business, care facility, neighborhood groups, community or home, you will help to improve the well-being of individuals impacted by trauma.

Helping these individuals, builds a stronger, healthier community. A trauma-informed community...

Finding care

Trauma Matters KC supports trauma-informed care within our communities by providing information - we do not provide referral services. Behavioral health clinics can be found online at the Metropolitan Council of Community Mental Health Centers.

Resources:

Assessment tool for trauma and addiction»

Handbook for Trauma-Sensitive Healthcare»

Websites:

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: http://www.acestudy.org and http://acestoohigh.com
The Child Trauma Academy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf4ZUgIXyxRcUNLuhimA5mA
Community Connections (includes TREM, M-TREM): http://www.communityconnectionsdc.org
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: http://www.istss.org/Home1.htm
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): http://www.nctsnet.org
PTSD Alliance: http://www.ptsdalliance.org
Resilience Trumps ACE's: http://resiliencetrumpsaces.org
SAMHSA National Center for Trauma-Informed Care: http://www.samhsa.gov/nctic
Seeking Safety: http://www.seekingsafety.org
Sidran Institute: http://www.sidran.org
t3 Training: think-teach-transform: http://www.center4si.com/training/index.cfm
Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Training: http://tfcbt.musc.edu
Trauma-Informed Response: http://www.traumainformedresponse.com/Home.html
Trauma Stewardship: http://traumastewardship.com
Traumatic Stress Institute: http://traumaticstressinstitute.org
Veterans Administration: http://www.ptsd.va.gov