Gives supervisors and administrators in the child welfare system the information on the importance of addressing secondary traumatic stress (STS).
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Describes what comprehensive care for children in the child welfare system looks like.
Outlines practice examples for continuity of care and collaboration across systems, a vital activity for youth involved in multiple service systems. This brief, written by Macon Stewart from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform describes its Youth Practice Model.
Highlights the content in the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit: 2nd Edition. This webinar provides information about other resources for those considering using this curriculum within their agencies.
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.
Describes promising approaches to implementing trauma-informed child welfare practice to improve placement stability for children in foster care.
Focuses on the implementation of Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents.
Discusses how child-serving systems can improve their response to the needs of youth that cross over from child welfare to juvenile justice.
Offers details about using trauma-informed child welfare practice to improve placement stability.
Addresses trauma screening and assessment for parents and children in the child welfare system, with a focus on how information gained through screening can help inform casework practice, improve family engagement, and guide decision-making regarding mental health services.
Describes the many transitions experienced by young traumatized children in the child welfare system and the challenges that they pose for young children.
Discusses overcoming barriers, including the range of clinical experience and training among those administering trauma screening.