Did You Know?

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative...

  • More than 2/3 of children reported at least 1 traumatic event by age 16.

  • The national average of child abuse and neglect victims in 2013 was 679,000 or 9.1 victims per 1000 children in the US.

  • Each year, the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assaults would fill EVERY SEAT IN 9 STADIUMS.

  • 1 in 5 high school students is bullied at school and 1 in 6 experienced cyberbulling.

  • More than half of US families have been affected by some type of disaster. That is 54% of the population.

Signs and Symptoms?

Not all of the signs and symptoms of traumatic stress are visible. Parents and teachers have become trauma-sensitive to recognize them at home and school. The signs may often look like other problems in children.

Preschool children may cry or scream a lot, eat poorly or lose weight, and have nightmares. Elementary school children can become extremely anxious and fearful, have a hard time concentrating, and have difficulty getting along with their peers or complain about their sleep. Middle and high school children may be depressed, isolate from others, develop eating disorders and engage in self-harm behaviors, experiment with drugs and alcohol, and become involved in risky sexual behaviors.

What is Trauma?


When it is chronic and untreated, it becomes Toxic Stress and has serious impact on individual health, social and cultural structure, and economic stability. It adversely affects children’s physical and mental health and can result in death. Trauma has no boundaries and affects children and adults from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. It is one of the common denominators for individuals receiving services from social services organizations and its impact is clearly seen in correctional institutions, jails, schools, hospitals, and the workplace.                                                       


Journey on the Road to Resilience

  • Discover New Paradigms of Trauma-Informed Care.

  • Explore the Science of Resilience!

  • Overcome Toxic Stress and Regulate the Nervous System.

Trauma Tools for the Home

  • Discover Healing Strategies for Hurting Children.

  • Build Power-FULL Families.

  • Manage Emotional Dysregulation and Create Resilient Youth.

Trauma Tools for the School

  • Design Safe Places for Students!

  • Create Emotionally Regulated Classrooms.

  • Help Traumatized Children Learn and Focus.

Trauma Tools for the Community

  • Build resilient communities based on modern scientific principles.

  • Colloborate with stakeholders to guard against toxic stress and trauma.

  • Discover innovative programs and services across the nation that give survivors a voice in their own treatment needs.

Course curriculum

Discover the Truth of "ACEs"

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study is a landmark study of the interrelationship between early childhood traumas and adult mental illness, substance abuse, and poor health. Learn what it means for you and how you can reverse the ill effects on your life.

Here's the good news!

No matter what your adverse experiences, you can use the tools in the trauma toolbox to discover your individual and organizational strengths. Learn to be more resilient and avoid retraumatization!

Let's Build Together!

Bonus Material

In addition to multimedia trainings on trauma-informed care, you will benefit from quizzes, in-depth articles, checklists, coping skills cards, reflections journal prompts, and a Facebook community group.

  • Write Brain/Right Brain

    New Trauma-Informed Contemplations allow you to take our Reflection Journal prompts to a deeper level. Increase your personal perspectives, increase grounding and mindfulness, and contemplate your own story with our helpful prompts.

  • Reflection Journal Prompts

    Prompts are listed at the end of every training video so that you can apply the information to your personal life. In addition, you can use these prompts for group in-service discussions.

  • Trauma Toolbox Facebook Group

    Join our Facebook group and get the latest trauma-informed care tools and news. Engaged in group discussions with other parents and professionals from around the world. Oh yeah, were on Twitter too...

Who can benefit from the Trauma Toolbox?

Social Workers, Case Managers, CASA, Community Organizations and Providers, Faith-Based Organizations, Family Advocates, Foster Parents, Mental Health, Public Health, Drug and Alcohol Services, Parent Partners, Probation, Law Enforcement, Victim Witness, School Educators/Staff

It's FREE. Get Started Now!


  • Ron Huxley, LMFT

    Lead Family Healer

    Ron Huxley, LMFT

    Ron Huxley is a dynamic and innovative educator. He travels internationally training parents and professionals on how to find more freedom and joy in their lives. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in private practice, on the Central Coast of California, USA with almost three decades of experience.Ron blogs on trauma-informed care and inner healing at RonHuxley.com and he is the author of the book "Love and Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting", "101 Parenting Tools: Building the Family of Your Dreams" and the ebook "Living Abundantly." He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows as an expert in the field of mental health and trauma-informed care. Follow Ron on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.