- July/August 2014
- Vol. 15, No. 7
Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project
To help identify effective treatments and develop specialized service delivery models to serve children who are victims of maltreatment and were exposed to domestic violence, the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego established the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP). This project, which began in 2010, is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
CTISP seeks to develop public child welfare agencies as trauma-informed organizations by helping them better understand the various facets and effects of trauma, such as how traumatic stress affects children, how systems can mitigate or amplify the effects of trauma, and vicarious trauma in the child welfare workforce.
CTISP developed the Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Toolkit to assist individuals and organizations develop a more trauma-informed child welfare system. The toolkit includes five documents:
- Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators - 2nd Edition
- Desk Guide on Trauma-Informed Mental Health for Child Welfare
- Desk Guide on Trauma-Informed Child Welfare for Child Mental Health Practitioners
- Guidelines for Applying a Trauma Lens to a Child Welfare Practice Model
- Trauma System Readiness Tool
To view the toolkit, visit http://www.chadwickcenter.org/CTISP/images/TICWPracticeToolkit.pdf, select "Click here to download all or part of the Toolkit," and enter the requested information.
To learn more about CTISP, visit http://www.chadwickcenter.org/CTISP/ctisp.htm.