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Resource List - Primary Care

This list of ACEs-related internet resources is intended for primary care practices and people seeking to engage them in using an ACEs lens and trauma informed approaches. it includes links to introductions to ACEs, self-care, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statements and resources and other information about trauma-informed approaches.

Protecting Physician Wellness: Working with Children Affected by Traumatic Events, Part of the Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care, American Academy of Pediatrics

From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider.  T Bodenheimer, MD and C Sinsky, MD, Annals of Family Medicine, 2014.

Address Physician, Staff Needs First Say Researchers, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2014.

Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo

Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statements & Resources
The Science of Early Life Toxic Stress for Pediatric Practice and Advocacy, Pediatrics, 2013.

Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science into Lifelong Health, 2011. Policy Statement.

The Pediatrician’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention. Flaherty, Stirling, and the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics, 2010. Includes guidance for the pediatrician.

Feelings Need Check-ups Too Toolkit

Mental Health Initiatives - Includes Primary Care Tools and Mental Health Toolkit

Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care –
Six short monographs:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma
- Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Other Types of Trauma in the Primary Care Setting
- The Medical Home Approach to Identifying and Responding to Exposure to Trauma
- Bring Out the Best in Your Children (for parents)
- When Things Aren’t Perfect: Caring for Yourself and Your Children (for parents)
- Protecting Physician Wellness: Working with Children Affected by Traumatic Events

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma: A Guide for Pediatricians --
Four monographs:

  • Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma: A Guide for Pediatricians
  • Diagnosis/Coding Tips and Screening Tools
  • Visit Discharge and Referral Summary for Family
  • Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s Needs

Parent Pages -- 

Goals and Policy Recommendations for Secure Families

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, Alberta, Canada
What We Know – Explore the Concepts

  • Brain Architecture
  • Serve and Return
  • Air Traffic Control (Executive Function)
  • Stress
  • Resilience
  • Adolescence
  • ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • What is Addiction?
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Addiction Prevention

Trauma-Informed Approach
SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach. July 2014 -

Trauma-Informed Care Resource Center – Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. --
Videos, Fact Sheets, Recorded Webinars, and Issue Briefs, including:
Key ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation, April 2016 --
Laying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care, 2018

Other Pediatric Resources
Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Science – Key Concepts: Brain Architecture, Toxic Stress, Resilience, Serve and Return, and Executive Function & Self-Regulation

Oregon Pediatric Society – In-Person Training Modules -  Includes: Substance Abuse (SBIRT), Suicide Prevention, Trauma & Resilience, Depression, and Developmental Screening

Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Mental Health -
Toolkits -
 Includes: Children’s Behavioral Health Integration & Value Transformation, and Pediatric Provider Behavioral Health

Zero to Three National Center for Infants and Toddlers –


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Jondi Whitis posted:

Can someone please point me to the right place/space to post these resources?

I found the events section, and posted an event for schools there, but I cannot yet find a place that I might post with integrity a wonderful book resource for Nurses, by Holistic Nurse Terry Maluk, Rx for RNs, and a place for my own labor of love, Compassion in Action: Emotional First-Aid for Children, strategies for helping children better weather troubling times.  I would love folks to find these, but want to put it in the right place.  Thank you!

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