Crossover Youth and Trauma-Informed Practice

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform present a 3-part webinar series on Crossover Youth, youth who are known to—and move between—the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The first presentation discusses findings from research on Crossover Youth and how traumatic stress plays a role in the trajectory of Crossover Youth, and implications for policy and practice. The following webinars expand on these policy and practice implications with discussions of strategies for policy reform and ways to translate research into promising practices.

In this webinar the presenters describe the Systems of Care Initiative and how federal programs are realized at local levels. A Systems of Care grant recipient will discuss how she believes this approach was critical in providing trauma-informed care to Crossover Youth in her courtroom. In addition, a consumer will draw from her experience in the juvenile court system to desribe how this federal program can impact individuals.
In this webinar Monique Marrow and Macon Stewart discuss how child serving systems can improve their response to the needs of youth that cross over from child welfare to juvenile justice. Drawing from the framework provided in the Crossover Youth Practice Model, presenters look at various decision points in the case of a young person, identify how the system can improve its functioning, and describe trauma-informed interventions best suited for the youth.
In this webinar Gene Griffin and Denise Herz report findings from research on Crossover Youth. They discuss how traumatic stress plays a role in the trajectory of Crossover Youth, and implications for policy and practice.