Increases understanding of the impact that parents’ own unresolved trauma can have on their capacity to engage with child welfare personnel, negotiate different aspects of the child welfare system, and safely parent their children.
The following resources on Child Welfare were developed by the NCTSN.
Teaches basic trauma-informed knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are in the child welfare system who have experienced trauma.
Is a centralized resource for providers and resource parents who are using or interested in using Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents in their communities.
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.
Answers the question what is a trauma-informed child and family service system. This fact sheet details the components of a trauma-informed child and family service system.
Shares how the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit: 2nd Edition has been implemented in three different states by non-profit organizations, in partnership with their child welfare jurisdictions.
Gives supervisors and administrators in the child welfare system the information on the importance of addressing secondary traumatic stress (STS).
Discusses the processes leading maltreated youth to become involved in the juvenile justice system.
Describes what comprehensive care for children in the child welfare system looks like.