Trauma-Informed Care: Resources

The Department of Health Services is committed to supporting the understanding and application of trauma-informed care in Wisconsin. The following is a list of helpful resources for consumers and service providers.

News and notes

The Department of Health Services distributes an email every other week with links to trauma-related research, resources, and training opportunities. The last two months of these email messages may be viewed below. You do not need to be a subscriber to view the archived messages.

Wisconsin resources

Other resources

  • Child Trauma Academy - CTA is a non-for-profit organization working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research, and education.
  • Emotional CPR - eCPR is an educational program designed to teach anyone to assist another person through an emotional crisis.
  • Gifts from Within - GFW is an international non-profit organization for survivors of trauma and victimization.
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation - ISSTD is organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation.
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Study - ISTSS provides a forum for sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns and theoretical formulations on trauma.
  • Knowledge Network - Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • Professional Quality of Life Scale (PROQOL) - Understanding the positive and negative aspects of helping those who experience trauma and suffering can improve your ability to help them and your ability to keep your own balance.
  • Psychological First Aid - Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.
  • Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services - Information from the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.
  • Sidran Institute - SI helps help people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation. 
Last Revised: April 15, 2019