Dealing with Trauma | Organization for Autism Research

Resource Spotlight

In July’s How To, Juliet Hiznay, special education advocate-attorney, writes about how to deal with trauma, both its causes and symptoms. She also provided this list of resources related to trauma.


Research Articles

About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, National Center for Injury Prevent and Control, Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Page last reviewed April 6, 2021.

Evaluation of a Program Model for Minimizing Restraint and Seclusion, Psychology, published August 13, 2018.

Methods and Strategies for Reducing Seclusion and Restraint in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Care, Psychiatric Quarterly, published February, 2021.

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published May 1, 1998 with updated resources to 2020.

Traumatic stress: effects on the brain, Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, published December 2006.



Coalition for Trauma-Informed Schools’ Model Recommendations on Restraint & Seclusion for Virginia Public School Divisions, Nova Education Resources, published March 2021.

Issue Brief #1: Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration Resources, published March 2010.

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published 2019.

Restraint and Seclusion: Resource Document, U.S. Department of Education, published May 15, 2012.

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 57, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, published 2014.


Newsletter Articles and Blog Posts

Exploring the Intersection of Autism and Trauma, Neuroclastic, published April 12, 2019.

Fight, Flight or Freeze, What This Response Means, Healthline, published February 21, 2021.

Understanding Trauma-Informed Education, Edutopia, published December 16, 2019.



Resources for Child Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration , Page updated April 12, 2021.

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