Resources to inspire prevention, recovery, resilience and creative responses to stress and individual or community-wide traumatic events and painful experiences.
The Transformation Center’s Vision Statement
A Trauma-Sensitive Peer Movement:
We envision a society that prevents violence and promotes compassion;
a society where people live from the knowledge that everyone’s individual and collective healing
and safety is possible and depends on us all.
Why Study Trauma? video clip with Peter Levine, founder of Somatic Experiencing – a body-awareness approach to resolving the impact of overwhelming experience.
A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study. Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film. link to trailer
Addressing Trauma & Violence
Suicide Prevention links to coalitions across Massachusetts
Domestic Violence resources in MA listed by towns, compiled by “Emerge” counseling and abuser education to stop domestic violence.
How could anyone ever tell you…. Self-care song and slideshow
What Happened to You A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study. Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film.(trailer only)
The Adverse Childhood Events Study Research with over 17,000 people that finds a correlation between the number of adverse childhood events (ACEs) and the severity of physical and psychological illness in adults.
TED video about ACEs by pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
ACEs Connection resources about trauma and interactive blog with events and across the country
Tribute to Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-investigator of the ACE study
MARC (Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities) free video archive
Sidran Institute Traumatic stress education and advocacy
Models for Developing Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems and Trauma-Specific Services Prepared by Ann Jennings, Ph.D, 2007
Building Resilience to Climate Change Nov 2016 conference materials. Resources for building trauma-resilience. Presenters include Sandra Bloom and Rick Hanson. Coordinated by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)
NICABM continuing education and free resources in mind-body-spirit medicine and trauma recovery from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. Directed toward providers, useful to anyone. Including 5 Ways to Create an Anti-Depressant Brain
Substance Use and Addiction
AA Intergroup – Online Meetings Directory http://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
Johann Hari: Everthing You Think You Know about Addiction is Wrong
Massachusetts Smokers Helpline at UMass
Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program at MA DPH
Transgender AA online/email meetings http://lists.oso-aa.org/mailman/listinfo/tggroup
Clutter & Hoarding
Buried Treasures Facilitator Guide Lee Shuer & Dr. Randy O. Frost
When things become too much: How to help a hoarder Chicago Tribune
Creativity, Music and Art
The Arts Factor June, 2014. Research on how Boston’s art and culture transforms lives.
DanceintheRain-wpa.org Peer support and arts-based events and activities in Hyannis MA.
Comic Relief Mission: To drive positive change through the power of entertainment.
Trauma: Built to Break art project in Dublin featured online at The Creators Project
Opening Doors to the Arts low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities in Boston
Amina and Arif Dancing, Art, Connecting based in Gardner, MA
Me2/ (“me, too”) is the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them. Weekly rehearsals (Sept-May) Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain. New members are accepted at various points throughout the season, no audition. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Video clips and info about documentary project “Orchestrating Change”
Blog about 2016 performances at Bridgwater and Shattuck
Tunefoolery Over 50 musicians with psychiatric conditions and disabilities who play and perform music as a way towards healing and recovery, based in Boston.
Michael Skinner Healing trauma, abuse, and promoting mental health through music.
Health and Recreation
“Add Heart” Meditation Recordings HeartMath Institute
The Yoga Tree Gardner, MA
Starseed Healing Sanctuary Events and Western MA retreat space in Savoy
Time to Play blog about health and wellness
MassParks state parks in MA
Windrush Farm Therapeutic riding and volunteer opportunities, Andover, MA