A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies to Help Young People Heal and Thrive During and After Natural Disasters

By Jessica Dym Bartlett, Rebecca L. Vivrette, Akiva Liberman, Allison Hebert, & Margaret Haas, Reprinted from Child Trends The United States is among the top five countries in the world that are most affected by natural disasters, with an average of over 20 natural disasters per year from 2010-2020. Approximately 14 percent of children and […]

“Trauma-Sensitive” Schools: A new framework for reaching troubled students

By LAURA PAPPANO (Harvard Education Letter) The most artfully devised curriculum means little to a student whose mind is fixed on last night’s shooting outside or the scary, violent fight between parents that broke out in the kitchen. Brilliant teaching often can’t compete with the sudden loss of a parent or friend. Yet incidents like these […]

The three pillars of trauma-informed care: Implications for mentoring

  Bath, H. (2008). The three pillars of trauma-informed care. Reclaiming children and youth, 17(3), 17-21. Summarized by Elyssa Weber Introduction:  There is a growing awareness of the pervasive impact of trauma on children.  In particular, it is known to affect brain functioning and change the neurological systems that govern stress responses.  Trauma is also […]

Using trauma-informed practices in your program? New research has created a scale to determine satisfaction

Goodman, L. A., Sullivan, C. M., Serrata, J., Perilla, J., Wilson, J. M., Fauci, J. E., & DiGiovanni, C. D. (2016). Development and validation of the Trauma-Informed Practice Scales. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(6), 747-764. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21799 Summarized by Jessica Cunningham   Background: The past several decades have seen a sharp increase on trauma research, […]

Don’t miss this webinar on Trauma-informed mentoring

A New Lens for Mentoring: Trauma Informed Care Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Trauma Informed Care may be a new term for those supporting children and youth in mentoring programs, but it has been a framework for psychological treatment that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all […]

Trauma-informed care: Implications for mentoring

Walkley, M & Cox, L. (2013). Building Trauma-informed schools and communities. Children & Schools. Vol. 35(2), p123-126. In article, authors Meg Walkley, MSW and Tory L,. Cox, LCSW / PPS, discuss the effects of trauma on the development of children and adolescents, describing how “trauma-informed” care can help to improve outcomes. Children are exposed to […]