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Voices of human trafficking survivors: This video is a supplement to training on the topic of human trafficking. It includes the perspectives of two survivors of sex trafficking alongside strategies and recommendations from health care and community-based professionals.


Thanks to all the participants in the Families Thrive training in Denver in March. Participants left excited about implementing the materials in Pueblo, CO; Geogetown, TX; Nebraska; Iowa; Detroit; and North Dakota!

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The ACEs story: In this landmark TED talk, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris describes her journey to understanding the impact of childhood trauma on adult health.  

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Briggs, S., Cantrell, E. & Karberg, E. Family Instability and Children’s Social Development. Child Trends, August 7, 2019.

Stringer, K. “With New Study Showing a Student’s Connection to Their School and Family Can Have Lasting Health Benefits, 4 Ways Educators Can Build Stronger Relationships.” The 74 Million, July 30, 2019.

Eckart, K. “Decades After a Grade-School Program to Promote Social Development, Adults Report Healthier, More Successful Lives.” University of Washington News, July 25, 2019.

Udesky, L. “Early Childhood Educators Learn New Ways to Spot Trauma Triggers, Build Resiliency in Preschoolers.” ACES Too High News, April 9, 2018.

Bartlett, J.D. & Sacks, V. “Adverse Childhood Experiences are Different than Child Trauma, and It’s Critical to Understand Why” [Blog post]. Child Trends, April 10, 2019.

Kostova, C., Griffin, J. & Kane-Howse, G. Evaluation and impact of trauma informed training on child professionals: UMMS child trauma training center. Psychiatry Issue Brief, UMass Medical School, December 21, 2018.

Rothman, E.F. How Porn Changes the Way Teens Think About Sex [TEDMED video]. November 2018.

Christiano, A. & Neimand, A. “The Science of What Makes People Care.” Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2018.

Betancourt, J. & Schubert, K. “New Sesame Street Tools Help Build Resiliency” [Blog post]. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 6, 2017.

Popova, M. “The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma.” Brain Pickings, June 20, 2016.

Sinek, S. How Great Leaders Inspire Action [TED Talk video]. September 2009.

Domitrovich, C.E., Syvertsen, A. K. & Calin, S. S. (2017). “Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years.” Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.

Hanessian, L. "Dr. Dan Siegel: What Hearing 'Yes' Does to Your Child's Brain." Mindful, January 11, 2018.

McConchie, J. "What Do Teens' Emotions Feel Like?" Greater Good Magazine, July 24, 2018.

Pirzada, C. "The Best Time to Teach Students How to Cope with Trauma? When There Isn't Any" [Opinion]. Hechinger Report, August 23, 2018.