• February 2012
  • Vol. 13, No. 1

Spotlight on Trauma-Informed Care

This month, CBX looks at trauma-informed child welfare practice. According to the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence, nearly 60 percent of children were exposed to violence during the past year. Short-term reactions can include withdrawal, depression, sleeping problems, and increased aggression. Exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events can affect child development. Long-term consequences can include psychiatric and addictive disorders, chronic medical illness, negative educational and employment experiences, and criminal justice involvement.

 
 

News From the Children's Bureau

The seventh article in our Centennial Series looks at the issue of child labor at the turn of the century. We also feature several new reports now available on the Children's Bureau website, such as Child Maltreatment 2010.