Trauma-Informed Care

Child protection agencies have come to recognize the critical importance of trauma-informed services for children and families’ well-being. Accordingly, there has been a movement toward becoming a trauma-informed system, which is more than a set of discrete tasks or tools. Rather, it means adopting a systems-wide and cross-agency approach that focuses on healing and building resiliency. Using a comprehensive approach, with a broad array of interventions and the support of trauma-sensitive professionals and caring adults, the effects of trauma can be reversed.

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Why should child protection agencies become trauma informed?

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What steps can our agency take to become more trauma informed?

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How do children of different ages experience trauma?

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Please explore the related resources below and at Questions from the field to learn more about trauma-informed care.

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Investigation, removal, and placement decisions and actions must consider the traumatic effects of those processes on the child.

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This strategy brief describes ways to integrate trauma-informed practice into all decision points in the child protection process.

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Youth in foster care have high rates of trauma exposure. A trauma-informed child protection system can mitigate trauma’s adverse effects.

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This brief describes strategies for creating a trauma-informed agency across all levels, related tools, and promising results in states.

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This infographic highlights a child’s experience of traumatic situations at different stages of growth and development.

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Investigation, removal, and placement decisions and actions must consider the traumatic effects of those processes on the child.

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This strategy brief describes ways to integrate trauma-informed practice into all decision points in the child protection process.

READ STORY

Youth in foster care have high rates of trauma exposure. A trauma-informed child protection system can mitigate trauma’s adverse effects.

READ STORY

This brief describes strategies for creating a trauma-informed agency across all levels, related tools, and promising results in states.

READ STORY

This infographic highlights a child’s experience of traumatic situations at different stages of growth and development.

READ STORY

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