Free ACEs and TIC Resources developed by graduate students at the Mailman School of Public Health!

Trauma-Free NYC and the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, offer an interprofessional service learning course in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care (TIC) each Spring semester. The purpose of the course is to prepare the next generation of public health and medical professionals in ACEs and TIC, and provide a professional hands-on experience in NYC communities where students apply the knowledge learned in the classroom through service learning in NYC.

Graduate students enrolled in the course are required to create Toolkits for use by any agency or individual for training and education purposes. Enjoy the professionally designed and curated Toolkits below from our Spring 2021 class. All resources are FREE, and we encourage you to share the information with your friends, family, colleagues and networks.


Adverse Childhood Experiences: What Educators Need to Know to Support their Students

Created by Amissa Brewer-Hofmann, Analise Rode, and Elvan Ziyalan

This webinar and resource package focus on ACEs in the classroom and how elementary school students may be impacted by ACEs. It is intended for elementary school teachers and includes ways to incorporate mindfulness meditation in the classroom, and at-home, to help address some of the effects of toxic stress. The resource package includes: meditation lesson plan for teachers, guide for meditation activities at home, and webinar slide deck.

Resilience Building Through Caregiving: For Parents, Caregivers and Others Caring for Children

Created by Miranda Diaz, Susie Lee, and Sydney Schad

This webinar and resource package provide an explanation of ACEs and the role caregivers play in supporting the development of resilience in children. Suggestions for building skills in adults and children, and guidance on how to have difficult conversations are provided. This package was designed for all caregivers who identify as a parent, grandparent, non-biological family member, guardian, and anyone in between. The resource package includes: ACEs 101 infographic, guide for talking to young people about trauma and stress, and webinar slide deck.

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care in Medical Settings

Created by Jomarie de la Pena, Olivia Frank, Ashira Greenberg, Harsimran Sidhu, and Victoria Zolfaghari

This webinar and resource package introduce the key concepts of trauma-informed care (TIC) in the medical community by explaining the effect of ACEs and trauma on patient-provider interactions and patient healthcare experiences. It is intended to strengthen the medical communities' competency and comfort with providing trauma-sensitive care. The resource package includes: train-the-trainer curriculumTIC infographic for medical professionals, and webinar slide deck.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Abuse: Supporting Students in your School

Created by Karinna Carrillo, Esther Lee, and Jennifer Mullen 

This webinar and resource package were designed to support elementary school social workers/counselors working with school children who live with a family member/caregiver experiencing substance use disorder. The resource package includes: toolkit guide for social workers/counselors, children's storybook, student workbook, student activity, discussion guide, and webinar slide deck.

Race and ACEs: Why and How to implement Race-and-Trauma Informed Care in New York City Schools

Created by Tehya Boswell, Nyla Lindo, and Jocelyn Valdez

This webinar and resource package introduce a race-informed trauma-informed care approach to support students in New York City schools. It aims to inform local policymakers and school districts about trauma and ACEs associated with racism, and provides numerous potential interventions to promote healing and encourage community resiliency building. The cost burden of ACEs, nationally and in New York state, are also presented. The resource package includes: ACEs cost burden infographic, race and ACEs informational pamphlet, and webinar slide deck. 

ACEs in the Workplace: How ACEs Can Affect Adults in their Workplace

Created by Gabriella Alvarez and Yoojin Kook

This webinar and resource package explain how ACEs can be expressed in the workplace and the impact on employees and workplace productivity. Recommendations for fostering a supportive, effective workplace, and trauma-informed interactions and trauma-sensitve work environment are provided. This package is intended for Columbia University Irving Medical Center staff across all job functions and students who work in research positions. The resource package includes: self-care desk sign, tips for a trauma-informed workplace infographic, and webinar slide deck.

More resources!

Please enjoy the webinars and podcast below from TFNYC events

Listen to Trauma-Free NYC on (Re)Search for Solutions Podcast!

Dr. Danielle Kassow, Trauma-Free NYC Senior Program Officer, talks to Dr. Sonali Rajan, Trauma-Free NYC team member about ACEs and how schools can take a trauma-informed approach to gun violence prevention.

Click here to listen and learn more about the (Re)Search for Solutions Podcast!

Trauma-Free NYC featured on a webinar on gun violence as an adverse childhood experience

In case you missed it, watch Trauma-Free NYC's Sonali Rajan, EdD, Danielle Kassow, PhD, and Ginny Rauh, ScD in the 2020 Research-in-Practice Webinar Series on Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Child Maltreatment where they discussed gun violence as an adverse childhood experience.

September 15, 2020

Trauma-Free NYC team member, Dr. Kimberly Noble, delivers outstanding TED talk

Can we help kids in poverty simply by giving families more money? Trauma-Free NYC team member, neuroscientist and pediatrician Kimberly Noble is leading the Baby's First Years study, the first-ever randomized study of how family income changes children's cognitive, emotional and brain development.

April 02, 2019

Did you miss the launch of Trauma-Free NYC in January 2018 with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris?

Watch a short clip here or go to our Launch Event page to watch the full video.



Watch Dr. Nim Tottenham, Dr. Kimberly G. Noble and Dr. Kristin Bernard discuss the biological correlates of psychosocial adversity and promising intervention strategies.

This video is an excerpt from an April 2018 conference hosted by Trauma-Free NYC.