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February 2015Vol. 16, No. 1Web-Based Tool on Trauma-Informed Care

JBS International's Disability Services Center and Georgetown University's National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health launched a new web-based, video-enhanced resource for child welfare systems and professionals. Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources aims to help professionals become more familiar with trauma-informed care in order to support their work with children and youth who have experienced trauma.

This tool offers observations and resources pertaining to children, youth, young adults, and their families. Additionally, the tool includes resources for working with foster and kinship families who have experienced trauma. There are three main components presented in the tool: issue briefs, video interviews, and resource lists. Through a series of modules, these components offer useful guidance for agencies and professionals looking to increase their capacity in trauma-informed services. The modules focus on the following topics:

  • Understanding Impact of Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Child-Serving Systems (Federal, State, and local levels)
  • Creating Trauma-Informed Provider Organizations
  • Evidence-Based Treatments Addressing Trauma
  • Public Health Approach and Cost-Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Youth and Family Perspectives on Trauma-Informed Care
  • One Year Later
  • What's Next? The New Frontier for Research and Practice in Trauma-Informed Care

Increasing awareness of the impact of trauma on children and youth is an important task for Federal, State, and local child-serving systems. To learn more, access Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources by visiting