Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System

A Social Worker's Tool Kit for Working With Immigrant Families – Healing the Damage: Trauma and Immigrant Families in the Child Welfare System (September 2010)

Written by the Migration and Child Welfare National Network, this tool kit provides guidelines for integrating child welfare practice with trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services. The tool kit contains answers to frequently asked questions illustrated by case examples, as well as website links and other resources.

Direct link: http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-children/programs/child-welfare-migration/tool-kits.html

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Trauma and Homeless Youth

Monday, November 01, 2010

Trauma and the Juvenile Justice System

Trauma and Justice:

  • Traumatic victimization often results in negative behaviors that bring both youth and adults into the criminal justice system.
  • Studies of people in jail and prison reveal high rates of mental and substance use disorders and personal histories of trauma.