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Complex Trauma: In Juvenile Justice-System Involved Youth

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system. This fact sheet describes the “survival-oriented coping” that youth adopt to manage their lives and explores the many challenges these youth face in managing their emotions, physical responses, and impulses. It also presents recommendations for judges and juvenile justice program administrators, parents and family members, and adults who supervise youth.

Published in 2017