Trauma Resources

Serving students exposed to trauma and stress can be challenging for any school. Below you will find resources for your school:

Capuchin Soup Kitchen | Detroit
313-822-8606
The Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program seeks to stretch the minds of young people, stimulate their creativity, and explore with them alternatives to violence through school tutoring, art therapy, and family activities.

Communities in Schools | Detroit
313-571-3402
Serving students and families in Metropolitan Detroit since 1995, CIS links existing education and community resources to schools to help students successfully learn, stay in school, and continue on the path to graduation.

Community Care Services | Detroit
313-389-7500
Community Care Services (CCS) is a nonprofit agency that serves people with mental health and substance use disorders. We operate a variety of programs for children and adults that focus on the individual’s unique needs.

Crossroad of Michigan | Detroit
313-831-2787
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need.

D.A. Blodget St. Johns | Grand Rapids
616-451-2021
Our mission is to provide traditional and innovative programs that enhance the well-being of children and their families and provide opportunities for them to realize their full potential. Sometimes parents need help raising their kids. We provide a variety of counseling and mentoring services that help families remain stable and healthy.

Ele's Place | Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids
517-482-1315
Ele's Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Four branch locations support families each week through peer support group programs for children ages 3-18, to learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one.

Ennis Center for Children | Detroit
517-482-1315
With locations in Genesee, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne County, we are a leading agency in finding adoptive families for children, including those with special needs. Ennis Center also works with delinquent teens, helping them stay safe, stay in school and on a path toward a productive adulthood.

Families Forward | Lansing
517-346-8200
Providing treatment options designed to meet the needs of families with children who struggle with emotional disturbance and behavioral concerns.

Family Futures | Grand Rapids
616-454-4673
Family Futures believes every child deserves a chance to thrive. It all starts by building strong families – and that’s what our services do. Through parent support, education and prevention-based programming, we are impacting the community now and for years to come. Our programs and resources are designed to provide a wide range of support for West Michigan parents, teens and families to meet them where they are at.

Firecracker Foundation | Lansing
517-242-5467
We believe in the healing power of quality therapy that is rooted in consistency, faithfulness and deep trust.

First Step | Detroit
734-722-6800
The mission of First Step is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes.

Gateway Community Services | Lansing
517-882-4000
The mission of First Step is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes.

Highfields | Lansing
517-887-2762
Highfields, Inc. was founded in 1962 on the concept that people can change if they have the right opportunities combined with high expectations and positive adult interaction.Today we provide a wide array of counseling, intervention, training and support services to children, youth, parents, families and organizations throughout Michigan.

Hope Network | Lansing, Grand Rapids, Southeast Michigan
800-695-7273
Overcome. It's who we are. It's what we do. Because we have a belief that every person, created by God, can be more. Can do more. Can go further than anyone ever imagined. Welcome to Hope.

Kids Food Basket | Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland
616-235-4532
Kids’ Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. Our Sack Supper program now serves nearly 7,500 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies.

Kids Talk Child Advocacy Center | Detroit
616-235-4532
The Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center (CAC) is a community-based program that serves children through 17 years of age, providing comprehensive services to suspected child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or other forms of psychological trauma, including witness to violent crimes.

Matrix Human Services | Detroit
313- 831-1000
Matrix Human Services operates in more than 40 Detroit locations, providing services to more than 25,000 individuals and families annually. Matrix Human Services is dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of poverty in the city of Detroit, the surrounding communities and across the country.

Michigan Federation for Children and Families | Statewide
517-485-8552
The Michigan Federation for Children and Familie-through its staff and member-works tirelessly on behalf of children and families and the private, nonprofit agencies serving Michigan's most vulnerable citizens. The reasons why are clear in our mission, but the ways we influence funding, programs and operations through action leading to success are diverse and powerful.

National Parent Helpline | Nationwide
855-427-2736
Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

New Center Community Services | Detroit
313-961-3200
The Child and Adolescents unit delivers a range of therapeutic services designed to help children (aged 7-17) and families grow. These comprehensive services are delivered in an environment which honors cultural and ethnic diversity, treats each consumer and family with dignity and respect and achieves measurable outcomes.

Orchards Family Services | Oakland, Wayne, Genesee, Macomb, Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, St, Clair Counties
248-258-0440
We all win when a child is given hope, when families are stable, and when communities grow strong from our working together to improve the lives of children, youth and families. The volunteers, donors, foster families and adoptive parents of Orchards Children’s Services are local residents of Southeast Michigan who commit their time to foster positive change for our communities. We invite you to be a part of that change.

Peoples Community Services | Detroit
313-365-6260
The EPIC Youth Program provides positive experiences and opportunities for Wayne County youth to increase access to enriching activities and to decrease incidents of juvenile delinquency.

Priority Children | Flint
810-234-5007
We are recognized as an informed and unbiased advocate on a broad range of issues that affect the well-being of youth in our county, including opportunity youth, mental health, poverty and abuse and neglect. Our signature role involves making connections and sharing knowledge across organizations, coalitions, and initiatives, thereby extending the reach and impact of existing services and leveraging resources to their fullest capacity.

Samaritas | Statewide
313-823-7700
We connect people with families and communities, empower them to live their fullest life possible, and create a ripple effect of transformation. The Home and Community Campus, Westland offers emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness. We receive families in the midst of challenging times and guide them toward finding permanency.

Small Talk Child Advocacy Center | Lansing
517-253-0728
Small Talk is where children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse are interviewed and offered therapy at no cost. The mission of Small Talk is to provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children receive coordinated services during the child abuse investigative process.

St. Vincents Catholic Charities | Lansing
517-323-4734
St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a local, charitable, non-profit dedicated to human services in the mid-Michigan area. STVCC partners with children, families and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Nationwide
800-273-8255
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals

The Childrens Center | Detroit
313-831-5535
The future of our city is in our children’s stories. While many begin in heartbreak, that’s only the first chapter. At The Children’s Center, we help children rewrite their future, transforming their hurt into healing, despair into courage, trauma into triumph. Their stories are success stories.

Wolverine Human Services | Flint, Detroit
313-824-4400
We’re on a mission to provide safety, sustenance, nurturing, and therapeutic intervention for children.

Additional Resources:
Childhood Trauma Toolkit
Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Trauma: High School Students
Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Trauma: Middle School Students
Self Care for Educators
Psychological First Aid for Schools
School and Classroom Strategies: Trauma Related Concerns
Behavioral Challenges of Traumatized Children
Trauma Community Resources
Principal EL's Books
An Open Letter to the Student from Hell...
Cause I Ain't Got a Pencil
Burnout Assessment
Inspirational Quotes  
ADHD vs. Trauma
Childhood Trauma School Handout
Pictures from the Event
ACES Infographic 
ACES Quiz
Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma
Fact Sheet on Societal Trauma