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  • Our Essential Concepts: Community Formation

    Our Essential Concepts: Community Formation

    The essential work of treating complex trauma and human relationships is best done in the context of a professional community. Community can provide the support  and accountability that is essential to an ongoing practice.

Welcome to CCIH’s Online Magazine!

These articles are written by a community of contributors that support trauma-informed work.

This magazine is a source of current thinking and information, a source of support and a source of connection for all of us in this very important work.

Our Topics


  • Protest
    Anti-Oppression
    As we work to become aware of our present moment experience and the effects of past trauma, we also hold…
  • Chronic Pain 1500
    Chronic Pain
    Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional…
  • Community Events 1500
    Community Events
    Events in the Chicago area that  provide important education and experience for exploring the widespread effects of trauma on ourselves…
  • Covid 19 Virus
    COVID-19
    The collective trauma of COVID-19 has the potential for long-term effects. Trauma-Informed care; staying in connection, resourcing ourselves and micropractices…
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    Essential Trauma Concepts
    Basic theory and concepts that are essential to all trauma-informed care.
  • Integrated Healing 1500
    IP-Integrated Practices for Healing Trauma Groups
    The effects of trauma can have a significant impact on both the body and mind and on our daily lives.…
  • Irest Yoga Nidra 1500
    iRest Yoga Nidra
    Yoga Nidra is a form of guided mindfulness meditation. Practicing regularly can help you tap into the parts of your…
  • Professional Dev 1500
    Professional Development
    Valuable resources on continuing education and professional support.
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    Study Group
    Our monthly study group focuses on selected readings of current research and theory in trauma, dissociation, attachment, and neurobiology. Our…
  • Trauma In Media 1500
    Trauma in the Media
    Representation and discussion of trauma in the media.
  • Trauma Informed Care 1500
    Trauma-Informed Care
    Trauma-informed care is grounded in and directed by a thorough understanding of the neurological, biological, psychological, and social/relational effects…
  • Trauma Informed Services 1500
    Trauma-Informed Services
    Groups, classes and other resources that are based on trauma-informed principles.