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Resource List - Self-Care

Self-care is a key element of a trauma-informed approach, at individual, organization, and community levels. This internet resource list includes links to introductions to ACEs and the ACE Study, self-care, secondary trauma and mindfulness.

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

Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

Secondary Trauma
The Trauma Stewardship 
Beyond the Cliff – Laura van Dernoot Lipsky – TED Talk (19:22)

Secondary Traumatic Stress – National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child Serving Professionals
Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Organizations Employing Community Violence Workers --
Secondary Traumatic Stress: Stress and Child Welfare Staff Guidance for Supervisors and Administrators --

Self-Care - Primary Care

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.

 Self-Care – Schools & Youth

Compassionate Schools  - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) – Compassionate Schools

Includes information about the book, The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency and Academic Success

Overview of the book --  (12:21)

Chapter 2– Self Care: An Ethical Obligation for Those Who Care

 Self-Compassion for Teens: 129 Activities & Practices to Cultivate Kindness. Christopher Germer (book)


Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes – TED Talk (9:21)

 Stop Breathe Think (App) --

Headspace (App) -

10% Happier (Website, Podcasts and App) -

 Vulnerability (Connections, Shame, Worthiness, Courage)

Brene  Brown: The power of vulnerability (20:20) – TED talk

 Brene  Brown: Listening to shame (20:38) – Ted talk


Validation (video) --  (17 minutes)

 Jessica’s “Daily Affirmation” (video) -  (50 seconds)







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