resource links

Resource Parent Workshop: Facilitator Guide

This workshop introduces participants to the Cognitive Triangle and the impact of trauma on children’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  It also introduces techniques for helping traumatized children understand and control their emotions and behavioural reactions.


National Centre for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The National Centre for PTSD has information about childhood trauma, infant attachment and PTSD in preschool children.


National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has a Child Trauma Toolkit for educators, a Resource Parent Workshop: Facilitator’s Guide and a useful handbook for parents called Caring for Children who have Experienced Trauma


War Trauma in Refugees, Here to Help

This resource identifies red flags for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) according to age, gender and culture.


20 Strategies for Building Resilience in Children (Backed by Science)

This article succinctly describes 20 practical and powerful strategies for promoting resilience in your program.


Harvard Centre on the Developing Child – Resilience Series

These three short videos provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops and how to strengthen children’s capacity for resilience.


RIRO Resiliency Guidebook

This guidebook is for child-serving professionals and parents. It aims to increase awareness of the importance of promoting resilience through caring relationships and adult modelling of resilient thinking and coping strategies.


30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation

These 30 games and activities support planning and problem solving, memory, attention, motor control and sequencing. They’re a great way to introduce self-regulation strategies to kids!


Calm, Alert and Happy

This article discusses self-regulation, the signs of an excessive stress load in children and three steps for encouraging self-regulation.


Children’s Storybooks that Promote Resilience

Reaching In Reaching Out has a list of English and French storybooks that illustrate resilient thinking and coping in action- and promote cultural competence too!  Each book is annotated and categorized by the resiliency abilities it supports.