Trauma Center Products
The Trauma Center at JRI offers a variety of workshops and clinical consultation groups designed to provide professional support and advanced, hands-on learning opportunities for clinicians and other providers working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Workshops provide state-of-the-art information about key topics in the field of traumatic stress, integrating innovative and well-established practices and areas of exploration. Consultation groups are organized around key thematic areas, and are space-limited to maximize participants experience.
NEW! Trauma Sensitive Yoga: a DVD Practice
This DVD was developed by the Trauma Center Yoga Program as a convenient way for you to bring trauma sensitive yoga into your life. The encouragement is to use it in any way that you like. For example, you may wish to follow along with one short section or watch the entire thing, picking and choosing exercises that you feel like experimenting with yourself. While the material on this DVD is physical in nature it is intended to be appropriate for anyone who is in general good health. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
Books by Trauma Center Staff
We are pleased to announce that books by Trauma Center staff are available for purchase on Amazon.com.
The Trauma Center has developed a packet of self-administered questionnaires for adults that assess psychological traumas and their sequelae, including features associated with “disorders of extreme stress” or “complex PTSD”. The test instruments included in this packet provide a comprehensive assessment of trauma histories at different ages and the broad spectrum of posttraumatic adaptations encountered in clinical work. Clinicians can chart patients’ progress over time by collecting information at the initial intake visit and three follow-up visits.
SMART: Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment Manual
A Manual for therapists working with children and adolescents: A "Bottom Up" approach to treatment of complex trauma.
Urban Improv Teaching Curriculum
As a member of the Hamilton Fish Institute’s Youth Violence Prevention Consortium, and with funding support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Roy A. Hunt Foundation, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Trauma Center at JRI has evaluated, developed, and implemented youth violence prevention programs since 2001. Projects have focused on evaluating Urban Improv, a school-based interactive and educational program that has used structured improvisational theater to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution, and decision making skills to Boston public school students since 1992.
Dr. van der Kolk has made several videotapes to shed light on important issues in psychological trauma. There are videos for clinicians, and also for trauma survivors and their family members and friends.
Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency (ARC) Manuals
ARC is a framework for intervention with youth and families who have experienced multiple and/or prolonged traumatic stress. ARC identifies three core domains that are frequently impacted among traumatized youth, and which are relevant to future resiliency. ARC provides a theoretical framework, core principles of intervention, and a guiding structure for providers working with these children and their caregivers, while recognizing that a one-size-model does not fit all. ARC is designed for youth from early childhood to adolescence and their caregivers or caregiving systems.
You can learn more about ARC on the Research section of the web site.
To order ARC Manuals, click the "MORE INFO" link, below.
Toward Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Teacher
This manual by David Emerson, E-RYT, is an outline of how we modify yoga classes at the Trauma Center to be trauma-sensitive. Along with a presentation of several key modifications there is also a description of trauma-sensitive themes that teachers may want to incorporate. We have also included some handouts that we use during our trainings that help readers think about structuring a trauma-sensitive class. The manual is intended to help yoga teachers modify their existing classes or begin to develop specific trauma-sensitive classes. Finally, this manual is intentionally non-clinical in nature in recognition that there are many other resources, many available on this website, that are designed for more intensive, clinician-lead intervention with traumatized individuals and groups.
Yoga Manual for Clinicians
This manual is for clinicians who want to bring a little yoga into the therapy context. It describes some simple techniques and teaching suggestions that help the therapist facilitate an accessible yoga experience for their clients right in the office. In addition to some basic techniques that the therapist can teach the client (stable seated posture and basic breathing techniques), there is a more indepth section (spinal twist, core strength, hip opener and forward bend) intended for therapist self-care and for clients who want a more thorough at-home yoga practice. We have also created an audio CD to accompany the more detailed practice which can be purchased for and distributed to clients. All of the yoga described in "Yoga: For Peace of Body and Mind" is chair-based to make the material as accessible and as practical as possible.
Video: Psychiatric Medications Through The Trauma Lens
The Trauma Center at JRI is very pleased to present our premier DVD production, featuring TC-JRI faculty member, Dr. Frank Guastella Anderson. This video presentation of one of our most popular workshops discusses medications for PTSD, dissociation, and associated symptoms, for both children and adults. Non-prescribing clinicians will gain greater underderstanding of the role of medication in addressing the biological substrates of trauma response, and different goals of various medication categories; psychopharmacologists will learn about the latest research from an expert in the field. This presentation also includes an overview of alternatives to traditional treatments as well as medications that are being newly developed for trauma.
Video: Developing Trauma-Informed Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness: An Interactive Training DVD and Guide
This interactive training DVD and manual is an educational resource for service providers. This training package focuses on the relationship between homelessness and traumatic stress and how to apply trauma concepts to providers' daily work. While this training package is designed for homeless service providers, the concepts taught are also applicable for milieu and residential trauma-serving settings.