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2392409?profile=RESIZE_1024x1024“Children who have experienced trauma and require services need responses that are sensitive to what has happened to them and how it has shaped their behaviors.” Subsequently, an organization may need to examine their own culture, fundamental values, and functioning through self-assessment to identify needed modifications. The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (NTACCMH) at Georgetown University’s Center for Child and Human Development offers us “Module 3: Creating Trauma-Informed Provider Organizations.” This online course consists of five video interviews: Introduction, Implementing Trauma-Informed Care and Supporting Policies, Sanctuary Model, Creating Cultures for Trauma-Informed Care and Risking Connection, and Secondary Trauma, which “provide background (information) and share lessons learned.” Visitors to the site will also find “a comprehensive list of links to additional resources and materials” by clicking on “Resources” at the bottom of the Module 3 homepage:

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK9: The characteristics and influence of disabilities and risk factors on early development, learning, care giving and relationships 
      • Medical risk factors, including chronic illness 
      • Familial, cultural, linguistic, social, physical and/or socio-economic factors including poverty, abuse and neglect 
      • Individual variation within specific disabilities and at-risk factors 
      • Multiple disabilities and risk factors 
      • Health and nutritional concerns
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR3 (EIS): Knows community agencies and resources such as primary health care, infant/family mental health, social services and parent-parent support groups.
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