Advancing Child Trauma Screening Practices: An Evidence-Informed Framework for a Pictorial Child Trauma Screening Tool

Child trauma exposure has been identified as a public health crisis, with lifetime victimization/exposure rates for children ages birth to 18 years ranging from 9% to over 50%, depending on the type of victimization (Finkelhor et al., 2013). The Substance … Read More

Building Resilience in Children After Trauma

Embarrassing mom truth: When my toddler was learning to walk, I asked my mom friends if I could put a helmet on her so she wouldn’t bump her head. This mama instinct came from a desire to protect my child … Read More

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before age 3: Evidence for the Family Map Inventory

INTRODUCTION Engaging and supporting parents as key nurturers of children is a hallmark objective of Early Head Start (EHS) and other high quality childhood education programs (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2018, 2022). In particular, two-generation programs like … Read More

Charting the Path to Healing & Resilience

A National Compendium of Trauma-Responsive Policies and Programs Introduction Across the country, policymakers and community leaders are working to create environments that foster health and wellbeing for their residents. As part of this effort, there is growing recognition that experiencing … Read More

Containing Trauma: Closing the Wounds that we Open

Flashbacks.  Nightmares. Distractability.  Mood changes.  Hyper-arousal.  Developmental arrest.  We are taught about the signs and symptoms of traumatic wounding through books and articles, trainings and conferences, symposiums and panels.  We have learned how to adeptly detect our clients’ injuries—the moral, … Read More

The Trauma Triangle: How Fostering Awareness of Reenactments Builds Resilience

The basic concept surrounding trauma-informed care is this: We all have trauma. Some of us are at a higher risk of experiencing trauma. We carry this trauma with us, and if we do not address it, we will not heal … Read More

Advances in Supporting Kinship Caregivers

Kinship care refers to the care of children by relatives or, in some jurisdictions, close family friends (often referred to as fictive kin). Relatives are the preferred resource for children who must be removed from their birth parents because it … Read More

Chart: “What do I do?” Trauma-Informed Support for Children

Check out this great guide from Echo to learn how you can give #traumainformed support to children: You’ve worked through the questions in our infographic “What Lies Beneath Behavior?” and instead of judging or punishing you’ve figured out the child is just … Read More

National Compendium of Trauma-Responsive Policies and Programs

Pathways to Resilience is pleased to announce the release their first major publication, a National Compendium of Trauma-Responsive Policies and Programs. The compendium summarizes a wide range of interventions, policies, programs, and governing bodies that states and communities are leveraging to prevent … Read More

State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report

Published by NICWA – November 22, 2022 The State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report is a six-part series of data briefs that presents current data on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child and family … Read More