Trauma is the result of the impact from adverse life experiences.  The experience could be a one time event or the experience of a continuation of events; the impact will depend on the person.


When thinking about trauma and its impact, it may be helpful to examine the topic from several different aspects; the biology of trauma, the impact of trauma on the person/their caregivers and the workforce as well as causes of trauma such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). 
Each section below provides resources and a brief description of the type of information available through each link. 

The Definition of Trauma


Explanantion of Trauma for Children

Explanantion of Trauma- General

Articles and Websites (Click on the link or picture if available)

OMH News October 2018 Issue: Recovery from Trauma:

Intergenerational Trauma:

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Children:


Adminstration for Children and Families Trauma Resources Guide:

ACEs Too High- Childhood Trauma:




Videos   (Click on the link to follow the link or the picture when available)

Articles/Websites  (Click on the link to follow the link or the picture when available)

Infographs   (Click on the link to follow the link or the picture when available)

Resilience, Retraumatization, Vicarious Retraumatization, Vicarious Post-Traumatic Growth, and Post-Traumatic Growth 

Infograhics/Charts ​​(Click on the link)

Toolkits  (Click on the link)

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (Office for Victims of Crime):

Indirect Traumatization in Professionals Working with Trauma Survivors- ISTSS:

Websites  (Click on the link to follow the link)

Definition and Information: Manitoba Trauma Information and Education Centre:

Resources  (Click on the link to follow the link)

Transforming Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction:

Headington Institute/ Understanding & Addressing Vicarious Trauma: 


UB School of Social Work Self-Care Toolkit and Information:

Self-Care Tips for Helpers:

Self-Care for Trauma Psychotherapists and Caregivers: Individual, Social and Organizational Interventions: