This 10-minute video is the first in a 3-part series produced by Formed Families Forward (, the CPRC in northern Virginia and developed with support from the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) project.  The information is designed to support their “Trauma-Sensitive Responses at Home and School” video series.

During Video 1, you will learn about the following topics:

  • What is Trauma?
  • What is Traumatic Stress?
  • Causes/Kinds of Trauma
  • Types of Trauma
  • Signs of Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Trauma’s Impact on School

You can download the Trauma Fact Sheet #1 here that accompanies the video.

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