Research and Tools

Here are some resources we have found helpful to educate all of us about childhood trauma, its effects on the brain, and what we can do to help children self-regulate…

Understanding & Helping with Childhood Trauma & Stress:

KidsHealth: Childhood Stress

KidsHealth: Helping Kids Handle Worry

KidsHealth: Stress (for kids)

KidsHealth: Relax & Unwind Center (for kids)

Online Counseling Programs: Anxiety and Stress Resources for Kids

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: What Is Child Trauma? (effects)

Child Mind Institute: What Are Some of the Causes of Aggression in Children?

SAMHSA National Helpline

Mental Health Facts About Childhood Anxiety:

National Institute of Mental Health: Children and Mental Health

KidsHealth: Anxiety Disorders Factsheet

KidsHealth: What Are Anxiety Disorders?

KidsHealth: Mental Health Specialists Roles

Child Mind Institute: Parents Guide to Good Care

Child Mind Institute: Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior

Inequities Awareness on Mental Health:

Teaching Tolerance: Black Minds Matter

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Populations at Risk

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain by Zaretta Hammond (book)

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall (book)

Child Trends: The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences Nationally, by State and by Race and Ethnicity

Psych Hub Video: Racism and Mental Health

Teacher/Counselor/Therapist Resources:

Nemours Tools for Healthy Schools: Teacher Guides

HealthPoweredKids: Lessons

Cosmic Kids: How to Beat Nerves (

Yoga for Kids! (

Child Mind Institute: Teaching Kids How to Deal with Conflict

Edutopia: The Reparative Power of Relationships

Calming Apps:



Stop, Breathe & Think Kids

Mindful Powers For Kids

Smiling Mind for All Ages

Counseling Services in MN:

Minnesota Mental Health Clinics

Walk-In Counseling Center

Mental Health Counseling Services

* Appreciation acknowledgement to Emily Klehr MA, http://www.headway,org, for partial resource list assistance.

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