• October 2019
  • Vol. 20, No. 8

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This issue of CBX highlights how trauma-informed approaches can help to mitigate the effects of the adverse experiences children involved with child welfare often face. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, special assistant to the Associate Commissioner, that emphasizes the importance of strengthening families and making sure they have the supports they need during times of adversity to help prevent trauma. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications for professionals and families related to trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences.

  • Preventing Adverse Experiences in Child Welfare
    Written by Jerry Milner and David Kelly As a field, when we most commonly think about and discuss trauma-informed care, we usually think in terms of adverse experiences that have already...

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Time for Prevention Is Now so Every Child Can Thrive
    Written by Christopher M. Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service, director of strategy and innovation, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease...

  • Unnecessary Removals: The Most Unjust Adverse Childhood Experience
    Written by Christopher Church, staff attorney for the CHAMPS Clinic, University of South Carolina School of Law Just over 100 years ago, President Taft appointed Julia Lathrop to lead the newly...

  • Getting to the Roots of Trauma
    Written by Melissa T. Merrick, Ph.D., president and CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America I am a clinical psychologist by training. That means I am very comfortable helping one child, one family at...