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Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases

Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report discusses how the juvenile justice system has generally handled domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) cases and how victim-centered approaches are now emerging from the field. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges interviewed judges from different areas of the country, both urban and rural, who have implemented court-based reforms for DCST cases. This report presents the major themes and lessons learned from these interviews and serves as a practical guide for judges who wish to improve outcomes for the children and youth involved in their DCST cases.

Accession number
25755
Authors
Bohannan, T., Cullen, C., Devault, A., Ely, C., Siegel, G., Trescher, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Series
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the NCJFCJ website at: https://www.ncjfcj.org/DCST-Judicial-Voices

Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Child Sex Trafficking

Understanding and Addressing Trauma and Child Sex Trafficking
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This policy brief provides information on child sex trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. It gives the Trafficking Victims Protection Acts definition of child sex trafficking and describes risk factors and potential consequences to the individual of experiencing trafficking. It notes that child sex trafficking can lead to sexual, physical, and emotional injuries and severe lifelong health, social, educational, legal, and economic problems for survivors. Also discussed are actions that can address child sex trafficking and services the National Child Traumatic Stress Network can provide.  

Accession number
25418
Authors
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Type new
Brief
Series
NCTSN Policy Briefs
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for download free of charge from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network at http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/understanding_and_….

Trauma-informed Care for Street-involved Youth

Trauma-informed Care for Street-involved Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This book chapter reviews trauma and youth homelessness, discusses specific strategies to implement trauma-informed care in service settings, and provides excerpts of interviews with youth and service providers that illustrate the challenges homeless youth face and how trauma-informed services address their unique needs. Research indicates that trauma is pervasive in the lives of youth who are street involved or homeless and is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness. Homeless youth are vulnerable to victimization and may be plagued by chronic stress, including unmet basic needs, food insecurity, and loss of friends, family members, community, and social supports. This type of chronic and repeated exposure to adversity and trauma leads to serious mental health consequences. In addition, young people with complex trauma may have difficulty engaging with service providers and benefiting from traditional youth services. The chapter concludes with implementation considerations and key messages for practitioners and agencies.  

Accession number
25431
Authors
Hopper, E.K., Olivet, J., Bassuk, E.L.
Type new
Book Chapter
Organization

Toronto, Canada: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for download free of charge from the Homeless Hub, a service of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at http://homelesshub.ca/sites/default/files/Ch1-4-MentalHealthBook.pdf

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This fact sheet from the Children’s Bureau defines trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) as a treatment that combines elements of cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, family therapy, attachment theory, and developmental neurobiology to help clients overcome trauma-related difficulties, including child maltreatment. TF-CBT may be an appropriate treatment for children and youth ages 3 to 18 who have experienced trauma or traumatic loss and present with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and other related symptoms.

Accession number
25753
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/trauma/

Transforming Child Welfare Systems: What Steps Can Our Agency Take to Become More Trauma Informed?

Transforming Child Welfare Systems: What Steps Can Our Agency Take to Become More Trauma Informed?
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from Casey Family Programs provides child welfare agencies with strategies to develop a trauma-informed approach. It outlines 11 strategies and provides examples to help clarify each concept. The brief includes information about evidence-informed interventions and highlights promising results from two existing trauma-informed programs.

Accession number
25826
Type new
Brief
Organization

Casey Family Programs

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free on the Casey Family Programs website at: https://caseyfamilypro-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/media/TS_Trauma-informed…

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations

Toolkit for Building Survivor-Informed Organizations
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This toolkit from the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTA), a service of the ACF Office on Trafficking in Persons, is a collection of new and existing resources that build organizational capacity to collaborate with and support staff, volunteers, and consultants working for survivor advocacy. This toolkit is for anti-trafficking organizations, coalitions, task forces, volunteer programs, and other organizations who support those impacted by human trafficking. NHTTA plans to expand this toolkit continually using feedback from diverse stakeholders.

Accession number
25743
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the OTIP website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resource/nhttacorgtoolkit

This Is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide

This Is Housing First for Youth: A Program Model Guide
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information about the Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) program model. HF4Y is a rights-based intervention developed in Canada for young people (ages 13 to 24) who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The program is designed to provide immediate access to safe, affordable, and appropriate housing. This guide describes the program’s five core principles: a right to housing without preconditions; youth choice, youth voice, and self-determination; positive youth development and wellness orientation; individualized, client-driven supports with no time limits; and social inclusion and community integration. It also includes sections about service delivery and data management, as well as three program case studies. The guide defines the HF4Y program and philosophy and delineates it from the original Housing First movement that focuses on the adult homeless population. The author outlines the types of housing, called models of accommodation, which are consistent with the HF4Y program framework. In addition, the guide includes the range of supports beyond housing for youth who participate in an HF4Y program. These supports are in the following areas: health, well-being, life skills, employment, education, and socialization.

Accession number
25451
Authors
Gaetz, S.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness website at: http://homelesshub.ca/sites/default/files/COH-AWH-HF4Y.pdf

The Impact of Incarceration and Mandatory Minimums on Survivors: Exploring the Impact of Criminalizing Policies on African American Women and Girls

The Impact of Incarceration and Mandatory Minimums on Survivors: Exploring the Impact of Criminalizing Policies on African American Women and Girls
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report summarizes key points and recommendations from a roundtable convened by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) in September 2015 that examined how criminalization policies impact the lives of African American women and girls. The goals of the roundtable were to: 1) review the impact of criminalization policies on African American women and girls who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence; 2)  review efforts to prevent and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act; 3) discuss policy recommendations and new initiatives to reduce or eliminate the harm that domestic violence or sexual assault victims may experience in the criminal legal system, particularly survivors from African American communities; and 4) identify new initiatives, frameworks, promising practices, and policy recommendations to create a continuum of options for safety and well-being to better meet survivors needs. Among the systemic issues that impact victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are homelessness, poverty, and the role of child protective services. The roundtable discussed key gaps in the research on African American women and girls in the criminal legal system and identified areas for future research including identifying the gaps in policy development and impact on African American women survivors and developing culturally appropriate, trauma- and healing-informed responses to African American women into non-criminal justice policies and programs. 

Accession number
25411
Authors
Office of Violence Against Women Roundtable
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Office of Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available free of charge from the Office of Violence Against Women at https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/926631/download.

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

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.

Accession number
25752
Type new
Brief
Organization

Childrens Bureau

Series
Bulletin for Professionals
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Child Welfare Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/braindevtrauma/

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Center for Health Care Strategies produced this brief as a technical assistance tool to help providers screen for exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma among adult and pediatric patients. The brief draws from the findings of a multi-site demonstration pilot study called Advancing Trauma-Informed Care (ATC). The ATC study sought to identify trauma-informed methods for the health care sector. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25741
Authors
Schulman, M., Maul, A.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Center for Health Strategies

Series
Technical Assistance Tool
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the CHCS website at: https://www.chcs.org/resource/screening-for-adverse-childhood-experienc…