Birth Parents with Trauma Histories and the Child Welfare System: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys

By recognizing the potential impact of trauma on parenting, judges and attorneys can more easily connect parents with services that will meet their needs. This resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network addresses the following questions: What are signs that trauma may be present? How can trauma affect parents? Can trauma also affect judges and attorneys who work in family court? How can attorneys and judges use a trauma-informed approach when working with birth parents?

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