April 2013Vol. 14, No. 3Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice
The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and the Ambit Network partnered for the winter 2013 edition of CW360°. The annual publication provides communities and child welfare and human services professionals with information related to key areas affecting child well-being. The winter 2013 issue of CW360° focuses on trauma-informed practices within the child welfare system. Twenty-four articles written by a variety of child welfare, mental health, and related professionals explore the issue of traumatic stress, as well as best practices for implementing trauma-informed practices into child welfare programs.
The articles presented in the publication are divided into three sections: overview, practice, and perspectives. The overview section defines traumatic stress and explores the impact traumatic stress has on families served by child welfare and how traumatic stress can inform child welfare policy. The practice sections offer articles on training, evidence-based and promising practices, and cultural awareness. Lastly, the articles in the perspective section share lessons learned and provide recommendations for creating policy and implementing practices through a trauma-informed lens.
CW360° Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice is available on the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare website:
Children's Bureau Express featured previous issues of CW360° in the following articles:
- "CW360°: Using a Developmental Approach in Child Welfare" (October 2012)
- "CW360: Secondary Trauma in Child Welfare" (July 2012)
- "Using Technology to Enhance Child Welfare Practice" (June 2011)
- "Placement Stability From a Variety of Perspectives" (June 2010)
- "Exploring Youth Options From Many Perspectives" (June 2009)