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Additional Resources

Children in Crisis Topics


National Center on Family Homelessness

How America Became a Country That Lets Little Kids Go Homeless

Reagan’s Legacy: Homelessness in America

Welfare Limits Left Poor Adrift as Recession Hit

Extreme Poverty in the United States, 1996 to 2011

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Domestic Violence

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health


National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Rutgers National Resource Center on Children and the Families of the Incarcerated

San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents

A Sentence For Two (video)

Born Behind Bars (video)

What About Us? (video)

Prisoners and Families: Parenting Issues During Incarceration

Recommended Websites

Hear Us

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness

National Low Income Housing Coalition


National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Harvard Center for the Developing Child

My Baby’s First Teacher

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Zero to Three

Vroom- Resources for Building Literacy

Too Small to Fail

Traveling TuTus

The Birthday Party Project

Art Start NYC

Children’s Defense Fund

Pajama Program

Resources for Agencies Working with Children in Crisis


Jump Math

Internet Essentials for low cost internet access and computer

e-DECA 2.0  – screening and evaluation tool for agencies

Belly Breathe with Elmo – Exercise to calm children

Protective Factors: Enhancing Resilience in Young Children and Families – Information on Protective Factors to build resilience in children and families experiencing trauma

Trauma Smart – An interesting program to support kids impacted by Trauma

What Survival Looks Like In School — a great resource for those working with children with PTSD or other trauma

Spring Board Collaborative Interesting program in Phila to boost student achievement

Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence – Resources to assist Parents or programs with activities by age group to build Executive Function skills

Pathways.org – Physical Therapists offer videos and other info about the importance of Tummy Time for infants and other great information.

The InterNetwork for Youth – Library of articles by expert in Youth Development for teen programs’

Homeless Youth and Higher Education: Resources, Programs and Awareness for College Students in Need

Building Dignity: Design Strategies for Domestic Violence Shelter – Design Strategies for Domestic Violence shelters

Good360 – Receive free products just by registering.

Key references:

Elliott, D.E., Bjelajac, P., Fallot, R.D., Markoff, L.S., & Glover Reed, B. (2005). Trauma-informed or trauma-denied: Principles and implementation of trauma-informed services for women. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(4), 461–475.

Harris, M., & Fallot, R. (2001). Envisioning a trauma-informed service system: A vital paradigm shift. In M. Harris & R. Fallot (Eds.), Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems (pp. 3-22). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Mockus, S., Cinq Mars, L., Guazzo Ovard, D., Mazelis, R., Bjelajac, P., Grady, J., LaClair, C., Livingston, C., Slavin, S., & McKinney, J. (2005). Developing       consumer/survivor/recovering voice and its impact on services and research: Our experience with the SAMHSA Women, Co-  Occurring Disorders and Violence Study. Jourlnal of Community Psychology, 33(4), 513–525.

NCTSN Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma Task Force (2012). The 12 core concepts: Concepts for understanding traumatic stress responses in children and families. Core Curriculum on   Childhood Trauma. Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC: UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

Poole, N. & Greaves, L. (2012). Becoming trauma informed. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Ringel, S. & Brandell, J. (2012). Trauma: Contemporary directions in theory, practice and research. Los Angeles: Sage.

HUD Family Options Study (2016)

Traumatic Experiences Widespread Among U.S. Youth, New Data Show

Aced Out in Tier II Shelters

Other Resources:


Office of the Administration of Children and Families Self -Assessment Tool

Learn How to Become: Careers for Poverty Aid