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Assessing Trauma for Juvenile and Family Courts From Development to Implementation: 2013-2017

Stoffel, E., Korthase, A., Gueller, M.
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Paper/Research Report
Year published new

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) collaborated with affiliates from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and select courts to develop this trauma consultation protocol for juvenile and family court settings. The development team worked with pilot courts from a range of geographically diverse jurisdictions to explore what it means to be a trauma-informed court. The initial conceptual framework for the trauma consultations was grounded in the following key principles: (a) courts have an integral role in the healing process for the youth and families that they serve; (b) all court stakeholders should experience a sense of safety, personal agency, and connectedness when engaged with the court; and (c) court personnel, environment, practice, and policy impact all court stakeholders. (author abstract modified).


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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue