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A curated collection of Books, Videos, Articles and more to educate consumers, caregivers and professionals about Complex Trauma.


Shredded Beauty: Transforming Trauma Through Fashion

December 14, 2022

For one night only, the stage at the Greater Boston Stage Company transformed into a captivating display of ten gowns, created by local designer Stephanie Couchell. Couchell, a graduate of the School of Fashion Design, Boston, is a recipient of the 2022 Foundation Trust Emerging Artist Fellowship, supported by Follow Your Art Community Studios. The…

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September 29, 2022 Event – Turning the Tide: Parenting in the Wake of Past Trauma

September 22, 2022

The Foundation Trust invites community members to an evening with Dr. Jana Pressley, Psy.D., and Kaitlyn Wilson, LISCW, as they share a new resource: “Turning the Tide: Parenting in the Wake of Past Trauma.” The event will take place on Thursday, September 29 from 7-8:30pm at the Medford Public Library, 111 High Street in Medford. Light…

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Parenting as a Complex Trauma Survivor: A New Resource to Support Caregivers

April 1, 2022

A new complex trauma resource has just been released to support parents and caregivers with a history of complex trauma: Turning the Tide: Parenting in the Wake of Past Trauma.

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New Core Topic: Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Insidious Impact of Psychological Maltreatment

August 31, 2020

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new core topic on the website: Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Insidious Impact of Psychological Maltreatment. We welcome you to peruse the new content by clicking the hyperlink above and exploring the additional related resources listed below. A Preview of the New Material We…

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Foundation Trust Spotlight: Spotlight on Kaitlyn Marie Wilson, LICSW

August 20, 2020

The Foundation Trust, the private operating foundation which sponsors and maintains this website, is proud to showcase our staff and partners and highlight the important work they are doing to advance resources and services in our programming areas of focus. For our first installment in this Foundation Trust Spotlight series, we are delighted to feature…

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New Psychotherapy Book Provides Practical Blueprint for How the Body Changes the Score with Children and Youth Impacted by Complex Trauma

July 20, 2020

by Jana Pressley, Psy.D., & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., The Foundation Trust   North Atlantic Press’s 2020 publication of the long-awaited book: Transforming Trauma in Children and Adolescents: An Embodied Approach to Somatic Regulation, Trauma Processing, and Attachment-Building was a welcome ray of sunshine during what will be remembered for generations to come as an exceptionally dark…

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Will the World Ever Feel Safe? Child Trauma Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis

March 23, 2020

    During stressful and uncertain times, children and adolescents often feel increased anxiety, just as we do as adults. Depending on the age and stage of development, children often do not have a clear sense of how to articulate their worries. Fear can present in a variety of ways such as angry, oppositional behavior,…

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Still Scared After All These Years: Traumatic Stress Reactivated in a Time of Global Crisis

March 17, 2020

Jana Pressley, Psy.D. & Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D. The Foundation Trust Resource Guide PDF in English Guía de recursos en español Guide de ressources en français Guia de recursos em português   Current events often generate and exacerbate stress, especially in our age of the 24-hour news cycle and social media saturation. Whenever we log on,…

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New Research Differentiates a Complex Trauma Diagnosis for Adults from Borderline Personality Disorder

March 17, 2019

For decades the psychiatric diagnostic system in the United States has placed adults struggling with chronic mental health issues as a result of complex trauma in a limited number of narrowly defined boxes. Most prevalent among these is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Decades after its establishment as an important diagnosis, at its worst PTSD can…

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