Discusses the unique characteristics of young children in foster care as they recover from abuse and neglect.
The following resources on Child Welfare were developed by the NCTSN.
Highlights the importance of understanding the serious consequences that trauma histories can have for birth parents and the subsequent potential impact on their parenting. This fact sheet is for child welfare workers.
Discusses how mental health professionals can work with child protective services workers to provide trauma-informed care to infants and toddlers who come to their attention because of abuse or neglect.
Provides an overview of current issues, challenges, and emerging practices facing child welfare jurisdictions as it relates to children who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation.
Presents techniques to use when interviewing children who may have been physically or sexually abused.
Defines the elements of a trauma-informed child welfare system.
Explains the elements of a trauma-informed child welfare system.
Helps Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) directors evaluate options for offering mental health services, and assessing and/or comparing the quality of services available in the community.
Presents the results of a survey conducted among child welfare agencies in a number of states.
Is a self-rating tool that walks users through each of the competencies in STS cross-disciplinary version.
Assists mental health agencies with navigating and understanding The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) website.
Focuses on addressing secondary traumatic stress experienced by child welfare staff, easing children’s transitions into foster care, and working with parents who have been impacted by trauma.