Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Consumer Voice and Trauma Treatment

SAMSHA has identified three trauma treatment principles that evidence-based treatments should embody:
  • First, behavioral health treatment providers must understand the dynamics and impact of trauma on children’s lives.  
  • Secondly, children and their caregivers receiving treatment should be involved in the design, delivery, and evaluation of the services. 
  • Third, providers should be culturally sensitive when offering services.

Volume 95 of the Virginia Child Protection Newsletter (VCPN) focuses on evidence-based treatments for childhood trauma.

This publication:
  • Provides information about specific evidence-based treatments, the impact of trauma on children, what child welfare workers can do to offer trauma-informed services, and resources. 
  • Includes a listing of questions to ask treatment providers
  • Highlights State Practice Improvement Projects in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Discusses INVEST for Children: A Community-Based Learning Collaborative in Virginia