We now know there are so many forms of trauma that impact children in care (and their families!) including the significant events of foster care and adoption themselves, let alone the circumstances that might come before. Each person's response to trauma varies drastically. Making space to hear and remember what has happened to someone paves the way for compassion and understanding, and a more hopeful, healing trajectory. Please reference our ACEs, Attachment, Grief & Loss and Sensory Supports pages for more resources.

“All trauma has grief…” ~Dr. David Kessler, international grief expert


For Youth

Recommended Books & Articles

Trauma-related Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library

Culturally Specific

Videos & Podcasts