Addressing Trauma May Be the Key to Helping Foster Youth Succeed in the Workplace

Chronicle of Social Change - October 05, 2018

Internships can often serve as an important leg up for young people trying to gain work experience and build relationships with employers. But few foster youth participate in such opportunities. A recent study of California foster youth at age 21 found that only 30 percent had completed an internship, apprenticeship or other on-the-job training in the past year.

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Published in Children's Justice Act

Trauma-informed care integrates an understanding of the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on lifelong health. The science of early brain development reveals that the environment in which children develop—family, community, and culture—impacts brain development, health, and genetics. In the medical home, being trauma-informed is important for prevention and amelioration of this impact.

Title: Trauma-Informed Primary Care: Prevention, Recognition, and Promoting Resilience.
Author(s): Earls, Marian F.
Published: 2018
Journal Name: NCMJ (North Carolina Medical Journal)
v. 79, 2, March-April 2018, p. 108-112
Available from: NCMJ (North Carolina Medical Journal)
PDF: http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/79/2/108.full.pdf+html
Abstract: This commentary explains trauma-informed care integrates an understanding of the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and their impact on lifelong health. It notes the science ...

Resource Description

Discusses the importance of quality supervision that organizations can provide to staff members at risk for secondary traumatic stress (STS). This fact sheet identifies the core competencies for supervisors providing formal support to workers who are exposed to secondary trauma. It is intended to be a developmental assessment for supervisors, to help identify areas of need, and to guide the user to resources to strengthen those areas of competency.

Published in 2018
Published in Children's Justice Act
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:11

Complex Trauma Standardized Measures

Resource Description

Is a table of standardized measures that are appropriate for children and families dealing with complex trauma.

Published in 2018 - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
 
Published in Data & Technology

KEY POINTS: TRAUMATIC SEPARATION AND REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Provides key points related to traumatic separation and immigrant and refugee children, adapted from the NCTSN fact sheet Children with Traumatic Separation: Information for Professionals.

2018 National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 

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Published in Children's Justice Act

Resource Description

Provides tips for current caregivers and others to help address the needs of immigrant and refugee children who have experienced traumatic separation. The relationship with a parent is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separations from parents and siblings— especially under sudden, chaotic, or unpredictable circumstances such as those related to war, refugee, immigration, or detention experiences—may lead children to develop depression, anxiety, or separation-related traumatic stress symptoms. This tip sheet outlines what children of different ages might be experiencing and how caregivers and others can help.

Published in 2018 - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
 
 
Published in Children's Justice Act
Monday, 14 May 2018 10:49

Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit

NCTSN RESOURCE 

Resource Description

Teaches basic trauma-informed knowledge, skills, and values about working with children who are in the child welfare system who have experienced trauma. The Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit also prides information on how to support children's safety, permanency, and well-being through case analysis and corresponding interventions tailored for them, their biological, and resource families.

Published in 2013

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Published in Children's Justice Act

This manual introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization, system, or service sector. The manual provides a definition of trauma and a trauma-informed approach, and offers 6 key principles and 10 implementation domains.

Link to pdf of manual. 

Published in Children's Justice Act

This Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse (ATSA) online course was developed to provide training and materials for mental health clinicians, substance abuse treatment providers, parents, caregivers, and youth on the complex intersections between psychological trauma and co-occurring substance abuse and dependency. The course includes an interactive online module on “Understanding Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Among Adolescents,” a webinar and lecture presentation featuring expert faculty from the NCTSN, and a four-part Train-the-Trainer video series entitled “Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding and Working with Youth and Their Caregivers.”

You will need to go to the site first and register - then you can go to the course. Link to NCTSN: https://learn.nctsn.org/login/index.php 

The ABA Center on Children and the Law, in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, is pleased to announce the release of "TRAUMA: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know." This resource provides practical information about trauma-informed legal advocacy by attorneys representing children, parents, and child welfare agencies.

In furtherance of the American Bar Association's policy on trauma-informed legal practice, this resource can strengthen advocacy, improve attorney-client relationships, and promote appropriate screening, in-depth assessment, and evidence-based treatment. In addition, awareness of secondary traumatic stress can improve prevention, identification, and self-care among legal professionals.

The resource was developed by the NCTSN Justice Consortium Attorney Work Group, co-chaired by Christopher Branson, Ph.D., Carly Baetz, JD, Ph.D., and Eva Klain, JD (ABA Center on Children and the Law).

Published in Attorneys
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