A Trauma-Informed Guide


Understanding trauma results in a paradigm shift that is often expressed as "Once you see trauma, you can't un-see it." The effects of trauma permeate our society and world. They are often misjudged by those who have not yet taken the "deep dive" into becoming trauma-informed.


Trauma-informed humans see the world differently. It makes a difference. Trauma-informed information is on every page of this website, but this guide is a good way to begin becoming trauma-informed.


To understand Trauma . . .

Read the book!

The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel E. van der Kolk


To Understand Vulnerability & Shame . . . 

Listen to Brene' Brown's 

Ted Talks (Both)


To Understand ACEs 

Review the information at the ACES Too High Website and complete ACE & PCE Surveys.


To Understand the effects of trauma on health and the impact on society read the Deepest Well . . .


To understand the role of Attachment in Trauma . . . 

Read my first two books!

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Janyne McConnaughey, Ph.D.

      Trauma-Informed Author & Advocate

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All information and resources at this website have been presented as part of my personal story and does not replace professional psychological care for mental health issues. The only legal and ethical advice I can offer is to seek professional help. 

If you have had or are having suicidal thoughts, please call: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


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