Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth

Type: 
Brief
Published: September, 2017
Organization: 
Children's Bureau
Series: 
Bulletin for Professionals
Abstract: 

This fact sheet from the Children’s Bureau provides an overview of the effects of early trauma on brain development, including abusive head trauma (ABT), and how child welfare professionals can help promote healthy brain development through supportive services. It provides information about screening for developmental delays and identifying children and youth affected by trauma in their care. Next, this fact sheet looks at treatment options for trauma-affected children and youth.

Number of Pages: 
12
Availability: 
Available for free download on the Child Welfare Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/braindevtrauma/
Accession Number: 
25752
Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth | National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth & Families

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