Complex trauma kits designed by the IUJD:

For children (0-11 years) (An English version will be available soon)

For adolescents (12-17 years) (Available in French only)

Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma website

Institut universitaire Jeunes en difficulté (IUJD) website

IUJD, dedicated section on trauma

References for the ARC model


Blaustein, M. and K. M. Kinniburgh (2018). Treating traumatic stress in children and adolescents : How to foster resilience through attachment, self-regulation, and competency. New York, NY, Guilford Press



Black. K., Collin-Vézina, D., Brend, D., and Romano, E. (2021). Trauma-informed attitudes in residential treatment settings: Staff, child and youth factors predicting adoption, maintenance and change over time. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Brend, D. and Collin-Vézina, D. (2021). Stronger Together: workplace social support among residential childcare workers. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Brend, D., Fréchette, N., Milord-Nadon, A., Harbinson, T., and Collin-Vézina, D. (2020). Implementing trauma-informed care through social innovation in child welfare residential treatment centres serving elementary school children. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience/Revue internationale de la résilience des enfants et des adolescents, 7(1), 222-232.

Collin-Vézina, D., Brend, D., Black, K., Beeman, I., and Brown, S. (2020). Impacts of child welfare worker and clientele characteristics on attitudes towards trauma informed-care. Developmental Child Welfare.

Matte-Landry, A. and Collin-Vézina, D. (2021). Patterns of change in restraints, seclusions and time-outs over the implementation of trauma-informed staff training programs in residential care for children and youth. Residential Treatment for Children Youth.

Matte-Landry, A. and Collin-Vézina, D. (2021). L’utilisation de la contention, de l’isolement et du retrait en centre de réadaptation : identification et prédiction des profils des jeunes. Revue de Psychoéducation, 50(1), 99-120.

Matte-Landry, A. and Collin-Vézina, D. (2020). Restraint, seclusion and time-out among children and youth in group homes and residential treatment centers: a latent profile analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect.

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