Crisis & Trauma Response
Toolkit for Cultural



Designed for cultural workers, this toolkit provides information about what trauma is, what impacts it can have in settings involving cultural organizations, and how these organizations can respond.


Each chapter includes an educational video and a brief narrative synopsis of the content, a list of key terms, a discussion guide to foster conversation within the organization, a list of suggested trainings for staff, recommendations for working with impacted communities, and a reflection piece, written by a trauma survivor.




Download a PDF of the Introductory chapter and Table of Contents by clicking the image to the left.


This Introduction is part of a larger toolkit. The Introduction is designed to provide an overview of the project and the Table of Contents outlines each subsequent chapter. We invite you to explore the full toolkit for additional resources and information.


The opinions expressed in the video presentations and in the following chapters are solely those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the Texas Historical Commission. This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat mental health conditions.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, in cooperation with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.


Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, número de subvención federal CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, en cooperación con la Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.