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Laying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care

Laying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies outlines practical recommendations for health care organizations that would like to become more trauma informed. Using data from the pilot study sites of the Advancing Trauma-Informed Care national initiative, this brief offers a starting point for health care organizations to generate buy-in for trauma-informed care, educate staff about secondary traumatic stress, improve hiring practices, and enhance the physical, social, and emotional environments for patients with histories of trauma. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25742
Authors
Schulman, M., Menschner, C.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Center for Health Strategies

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the CHCS website at: https://www.chcs.org/resource/laying-groundwork-trauma-informed-care/

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief describes how to establish a trauma-informed approach at the organizational and clinical levels. It is a product of the multi-site demonstration project called Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, which is led by the Center for Health Care Strategies. The authors look at opportunities for improving care, reducing health care costs for patients with histories of trauma, and incorporating trauma-informed principles, which can lead to improved patient engagement, health outcomes, and provider and staff wellness. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25827
Authors
Menschner, C., Maul, A.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Center for Health Care Strategies

Year published new
2016
Availability

Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization Literature Review for Volunteers of America

Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization Literature Review for Volunteers of America
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Volunteers of America (VOA) summarizes a literature review of the most promising current models of trauma-informed systems. It looks at the definitions of trauma-informed and trauma-specific models. The report also includes a resource list for thought leaders and trainers in the field of trauma-informed services, and concludes with a discussion of findings and proposed next steps toward building a more trauma-informed system.  This VOA study focuses on organizations that interact with children, youth, and families. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25859
Authors
Kinoglu, S., Nelson-Dusek, S., Skrypek, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Volunteers of America

Year published new
2017

Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems

Applying the Science of Child Development in Child Welfare Systems
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University discusses how child welfare systems can use developmental science to better support the children, families, and communities that they serve. The Center intended this report for leaders of public child welfare agencies; private, nonprofit organizations; juvenile and family courts; and legislative committees that work on public policy related to child welfare. The first part of this report focuses on child development and how adversity, such as toxic stress, can disrupt healthy development. The second part outlines how developmental science can improve outcomes in three ways: reduce external sources of stress, develop responsive relationships, and strengthen core life skills. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25764
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Series
Science to Policy and Practice
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Centers website at: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/child-welfare-systems/