Offers information for providers supporting transition age youth with trauma-informed guiding principles to inform their work.
Child Welfare Professionals
In any given year, approximately one million children come to the attention of the US child welfare system. Many are victims of abuse or neglect, live with caregivers who are impaired, and/or deal with school and community violence as a fact of life. Identification and early intervention are crucial to helping children traumatized by maltreatment and other stresses. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed tools and materials for building skills and increasing knowledge about childhood trauma to help child welfare administrators, caseworkers, frontline staff, mental health personnel, and caregivers understand and respond to the needs of traumatized children. In addition to the NCTSN resources highlighted below, Child Welfare Professionals can learn more about creating trauma-informed Child Welfare Systems in the Trauma-Informed Care section of this website.
Helps child welfare agencies support children and youth during and after natural disasters. This toolkit is for child welfare staff, supervisors, and administrators who work with and on behalf of children, youth, and families who experience a natural disaster.
Ayuda a las agencias de bienestar infantil a apoyar a los niños y jóvenes durante y después de los desastres naturales.
Features Jared Martin, a Research Associate with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, describing the use of implementation science to accomplish the goal of sustainability in conversation with Lorena Avitea, LCSW, a Trauma Informed Systems Specialis
Provides information about refugee trauma for those working in or with the child welfare system.
Includes articles that range from a report on teen suicide screening and intervention to new resources for bringing an LGBTQ lens to trauma-informed care.
Discusses the importance of quality supervision that organizations can provide to staff members at risk for secondary traumatic stress (STS).
Helps Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) directors deliver the highest quality care to children and families.
Describes the impact of traumatic separation, attachment, and attachment disruption on children and adolescents.
Describes how the film Removed gives foster parents a vivid picture of what it must be like for children entering the foster care system. This webinar provides information about how to use the video to facilitate a conversation about being removed from one's home.
Complements the Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC). This course is for resource families who are considering attending a RPC training to help them determine whether it would be worth their time to attend an entire workshop.