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Trauma and healing

"When you think about healing, do not underestimate your ability to be an agent of change."

— Jessica Gourneau, Ph.D.


Historical trauma and cultural healing — Find resources on the importance of considering historical trauma and cultural healing when working with families and communities.

Secondary trauma and workplace wellness — Find research and resources for healthy professionals practice.

Becoming a trauma-informed youth program — Learn about trauma-informed practices for youth workers.

Considering historical trauma when working with Native American children and families — Read about historical trauma of Native Americans and ways to develop practices that do not continue cycles of traumatization-- especially for early childhood education. 

Related resources

Community based solutions to the opioid crisis in rural Minnesota — Resources to learn about opioid use, prevention, treatment and long-term recovery support in rural Minnesota. 

Modern Spirit podcast — Explore the role of spiritual healing in modern healthcare in a podcast that features interviews with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, healers, artists and patients.

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