Trauma Resources:

Visit often.  We add resources as we find great materials.

Resources from Toxic Stress Presentation:  Sarah Watamura October 16, 2014


Powerpoint presentation

Video of Early Childhood Summit

Toxic Stress Videos:


Shonkoff, J.P. et. al. (2009) Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, and the Childhood Roots of Health Disparities

Shonkoff, J.P. (2009) Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain

Important Information about Trauma and its Impact

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2012). The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain: Working Paper 12. 

The Raising of America

Video clips and information about the PBS series

Raising of America Boulder County


 Helping Children Deal with Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

This great resource covers:


Mister Rodgers site talking about tragic events

National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope with Tragedies

The Impact of Toxic Stress and Trauma on the Developing Brain

Sexual Abuse resources for Children and Adults from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

What to do if your child discloses sexual abuse



Healing From the Flood

Our hearts go out to all who have lost their homes or sustained damage in the flood.  We also know that this has been traumatic for the whole community.  We would like to help.  BIPR offers affordable mental health care to all people in the surrounding areas.  Our expertise is in trauma so we are equipped to work with people affected by this disaster.  Please call us for an appointment if you need someone to talk with 303-442-4562 ext 5.

Here are some other things we are doing that might be helpful.

Recovering from the Trauma of the Flood Information Sheet:

This sheet gives helpful suggestions on how to help yourself, help your children, ideas for those that are displaced, and how to help displaced children. Click on the link above to download this information sheet.

Music created to help people recover from the Flood:

One of our wonderful volunteers asked a Blake Reid, a musician in Canada to create as song for Boulder like the one he did for Canada. It is an incredibly moving piece of music.  It is focused on our ability to overcome the devastation created by the flood.  Melody, our volunteer made a YouTube Video, with Blake Reid’s permission to go with the music.  While the video is focused on recovery efforts, there are still pictures that may be triggering so we are including a link to the audio version so that you can just do that.  Please support this gifted musician.

Parenting Talk: Helping Your Child Cope with the Flood

What to say and how to help your child deal with events now and in the future.

This talk took place on Wednesday 9/18 and Thursday 9/19.  If you are interested in attending a class and would like a chance to talk over your child’s issues in a supportive parent group setting, please contact us at and we will schedule another class. However, a very brief summary of this talk was given in this 9 News Interview with our Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia Divino:

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We are here to help.  Let us know if you need assistance.

Cynthia Divino, Ph.D.

Executive Director, BIPR


BlogSpotRadio interview Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews BIPR Executive Director, Dr. Cynthia Divino:

How EMDR helps people recover from trauma, PTSD, and attachment problems.

New Website Service:  Ask a Psychologist!

This new Educational Service is an on-line blog and questions and answer column.  Ask your question and we will answer it on-line.  You can check previous columns to see if your question has already been answered.