Welcome to the Trauma Center

The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival. The Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.

The Trauma Center provides comprehensive services to traumatized children and adults and their families at the main office in Brookline.

In addition to clinical services, The Trauma Center offers training, consultation, and educational programming for post-graduate mental health professionals. Our Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies has state-of-the-art seminars, lectures and supervision groups.

The Trauma Center Research Department is housed at our Brookline location and is also directed by Dr. van der Kolk. The Research Department conducts studies on traumatic memory and how treatment effects trauma survivors' minds, bodies, and brains.

At this Web site you will find a wealth of information – on our clinical services, on our training, consultation and education programs, and on Dr. van der Kolk and others' research and theories. Whether you are in therapy or a therapist, a student or a scholar, a lawyer or a judge, a representative of the media, you can learn a great deal here.

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For a limited time, we are still accepting applications for the Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies Distance Learning program

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ARC Randomized Controlled Trial - Opportunity to receive child trauma treatment as part of a research study in Everett, Framingham, and Taunton!

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New! Webinar: Developmental Trauma Disorder: Identifying Critical Moments and Healing Complex Trauma – Reconnecting a Family Torn Apart by Violence and Addiction, December 7, 2017

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New! Treatment of Complex Childhood Trauma: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC); January 9-10, 2018

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Now Showing: Never Give Up: A Complex Trauma Film by Youth for Youth

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New! Trauma Center Joins National Campaign to End Childhood Trauma

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New!: ARC Reflections curriculum for foster parents

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New!: Developmental Trauma Treatment & Research LinkedIn group with a special interest in examining the intersection of developmental trauma exposure and adaptation to trauma

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New!: Webinar Series: Developmental Trauma Disorder: Identifying Critical Moments in Therapy and Healing Complex Trauma, Upcoming webinars 12/7, 1/18, 2/15

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New! Article: The impact of a statewide trauma-informed care initiative in child welfare on the well-being of children and youth with complex trauma

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New! Publication: The Boy Who Was Hit in the Face: Somatic Regulation and Processing of Preverbal Complex Trauma

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New! Publication: Equine Facilitated Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFT-CT)

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New! Trauma Center Spring 2017 Newsletter

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New! Complex Trauma Resource Guide for Youth!

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New Federal Report! Yoga Addresses Trauma & Builds Resilience in Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

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New Article: Addressing Health Disparities in LGBTQ, CSEC and Urban Youth of Color through Multidisciplinary Response to Polyvictimization & Complex Trauma

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New Publication: First randomized controlled trial of neurofeedback for PTSD!

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New Publication: Component-Based Psychotherapy (CBP), a new clinical framework for treating adult survivors of complex childhood trauma

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New Publication: Effectiveness of more intensive Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) protocol for women with chronic PTSD

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ANNOUNCING: NEW ARC WEBSITE

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Downloadable e-course: Healing Trauma Through Yoga

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NEW! Downloadable PDF version of the TAQ with scoring instructions now available in the public domain!

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ORDER NEW BOOKS by Trauma Center Faculty!

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TRAUMA CENTER IN THE NEWSVIEW ALL>>

Leading Organizations Partner on a Campaign to Heal Childhood Trauma

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Bus Tour Aims to Raise Awareness of Effects of Childhood Trauma

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Suffolk University and the Trauma Center at JRI Receive $3 Million National Child Traumatic Stress Network Grant

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ADULT TRAUMA CLINICIAN in our Brookline office

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SEEKING VOLUNTEER SUPERVISORS in our Brookline, MA office

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Now accepting applications for the 2017-18 year: Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies

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Our Pathways to Permanency Program now offers specialized services for foster, kinship and adoptive families

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The 2017-18 TCTSY Certificate Program is full. Enrollment for the 2018-19 season will open in January 2018.

Now Offering a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Clinician Consultation Group

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Women's Coping Skills Group

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Women's and Men's Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes

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Now Offering Intensive Residential Evaluation & Treatment Program for Girls and Boys aged 12-22

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