• 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.

  • Integrating Trauma-Informed Practice in CPS Delivery
    Child welfare professionals are not always aware of the symptoms and consequences of trauma and may be ill-equipped to provide services. In the summer of 2011, the Children's Bureau issued a...

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was established by Congress in 2000 to improve treatment and services for children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events and to increase...

  • Effects of Trauma on Adolescent Brain Development
    While significant brain development occurs during early childhood, neuroscience research now shows that there is important development during adolescence as the brain experiences significant...

  • SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
    Since 2005, the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) has worked to foster the implementation of trauma-informed care in publicly funded systems and programs, with the goal of moving...

  • Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems
    A recent eReview sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota presents interviews with professionals from three different geographical areas...

  • Trauma Across the Spectrum of Experience
    The Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma published a special two-part issue in 2011 focusing on child and adolescent trauma across the spectrum of experience. The first volume, Child and...

  • Advancing Practices on Trauma Intervention
    A white paper by the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) highlights a developmental perspective and experiential approach to trauma-informed care. In Advancing...

  • Newsletter Highlights Trauma and Refugee Families
    A recent issue of the The Dialogue, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), focuses on trauma in different populations and ways to identify and address...