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Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: A Resource for Juvenile Defense Attorneys

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

​Provides juvenile defense attorneys with knowledge about trauma, the definition of trauma-informed legal advocacy, the impact of trauma exposure on child development, and effects of trauma on the attorney-client relationship. This guide aides in how to consider the benefits and dangers of sharing client information, the importance of screening and assessment, effective treatments for traumatic stress, the impact of trauma exposure on family and caregivers, transitions and placement decisions, and secondary traumatic stress. 

Published in 2018