Provides an overview of the effects of polyvictimization on youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This webinar offers approaches to identifying this highly vulnerable subgroup and providing them and their families with help in recovering from victimization.
Justice System Professionals
Children who come to the attention of the juvenile justice system are a challenging and underserved population. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help juvenile justice professionals understand and provide trauma-focused services to these youth. These resources include tools and materials for building skills and increasing knowledge about childhood trauma to help judges, attorneys, law enforcement, probation officers, frontline residential staff, mental health personnel, and caregivers understand and respond to the needs of traumatized children. In addition to the NCTSN resources highlighted below, Justice System Professionals can learn more about creating trauma-informed Justice Systems in the Trauma-Informed Care section of this website.
Provides an introduction to the NCTSN Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Roundtable.
Highlights the importance for court-based advocates to understand the serious consequences that trauma histories can have for birth parents and the subsequent potential impact on their parenting.
Discusses findings from research on crossover youth and how traumatic stress plays a role in the trajectory of crossover youth, as well as implications for policy and practice.
Discusses how child-serving systems can improve their response to the needs of youth that cross over from child welfare to juvenile justice.
Describes a newly developed, web-based platform to conduct screening in juvenile justice settings. This webinar highlights recent findings regarding the utilization of the web-based tool.
Describes the many transitions experienced by young traumatized children in the child welfare system and the challenges that they pose for young children.
Reports findings from research on crossover youth.
Provides an overview of juvenile court evaluation procedures. This webinar highlights how PTSD and risk assessments are utilized within these evaluations and discusses ways to improve their use.
Describes the utility of screening and assessment for trauma in juvenile justice settings.
Outlines the need for trauma-informed screening in juvenile justice settings.
Provides guidance to judges and attorneys on how to recognize trauma and its effects on birth parents. This fact sheet helps judges and attorneys recognize the potential impact of trauma on parenting.