Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mental Health Practices Toolkit

The REACH Institute, Casey Family Programs and the Annie E. Casey Foundation have worked together to develop a Mental Health Practices in Child Welfare Guidelines Toolkit.

It covers:
* Screening and assessment
* Interventions
* Medication
* Parent support
* Youth empowerment


This toolkit provides suggestions and resources for putting the guidelines into action in child welfare agencies.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Question for Readers: What Do You Think of This Model?

This is new to me...

The Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model is "a revolutionary trauma treatment for 3-18 year olds and their adult caregivers. It consists of a comprehensive and robust, 21-session manualized program that is informed by trauma theory, attachment theory and advanced CBT techniques. ITTM effectively trains practitioners across all professional designations."

WHAT: The ITTM is a model that works to resolve the impact of trauma on a child through the caregiver.

HOW: The ITTM heals unresolved impact in the caregiver's history first and then re-positions the caregiver in treatment sessions to be the primary impact healer for the child.

WHO: The ITTM empowers caregivers to retain and regain their position as their child's most important and influential support.

For more information on the Intergenerational Trauma Treatment Model, please visit www.theittm.com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Foster Care and PTSD