Creating Trauma-Informed Systems

This speaker series focuses on describing and advocating for creating trauma-informed child-serving systems. The various service systems that are covered include; juvenile justice, child welfare, healthcare, mental health, school, and law-enforcement. The presentations are designed for; clinicians, researchers, policy makers, advocates, and the general public wishing to better understand the interaction of trauma within a service system.

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Reviews the new resource A Trauma-Informed Guide for Working with Youth Involved in Multiple Systems. Participants will understand why Youth Involved in Multiple Systems (YIMS) are a population worth special attention, learn the benefits of using a trauma-informed lens when working with YIMS, and gain concrete recommendations to enhance practice through commentary and case examples from speakers.
This webinar is a virtual guide that walks through Making Think Trauma Stick: A Guide to Training and Implementation, developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). This guide helps support the process of implementation at your organization, introduces key factors and activities to engage in before, during, and after the full Think Trauma training, and includes tips and questions to utilize along the way.
This webinar will share how the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (CWTTT) has been implemented in three different states by non-profit organizations, in partnership with their child welfare jurisdictions.
This webinar focuses on the implementation of "Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents.” Presenters describe how the curriculum can be used to increase foster care placement stability and how it can be adapted and modified to meet the needs of individual agencies and communities. Specifically, NCTSN Master Trainers discuss how to prepare to facilitate the workshop for the first time, how and why to recruit resource parent co-facilitators, and how to access additional information and consultation.
In this webinar Alison Hendricks highlights the updated content in the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit 2nd Edition and provides information about other resources for those considering using thisnew curriculum within their agencies.
In this webinar Charles Wilson explains the elements of a trauma informed child welfare system. The presenter discusses realistic and practical actions that can be taken to make meaningful use of the presented informaton to better meet the needs of children, families, and the workforce.
In this webinar Nancy Kassam-Adams addresses the relevance of traumatic stress for healthcare providers and discusses the prevalence, impact, risk factors, and mechanisms of pediatric medical trauma. She concludes by discussing opportunities for intervention to both treat and prevent traumatic stress related to medical traumas. The final part of her presentation includes descriptons of training and resources available for health care providers.
In this webinar Erna Olafson presents techniques to use when interviewing children who may have been physically or sexually abused. During the presentation she addresses why evidence based child forensic interviewing is essential. She provides guidelines for interviewing children, including reluctant children. She also discusses the critical role of interviewer training and peer support.
In this webinar Joy Osofsky discusses the need for mental health professionals to work in collaboration with judges to create a trauma-informed program to help young children in the court. She outlines the types of trauma young children and babies experience and how trauma can affect their development. She discusses several intervention programs. In closing, she outlines ways mental health professionals and judges can work together collaboratively to insure these children receive the interventions they need.
In this webinar Glenn Saxe discusses the guiding principles used to develop the Trauma Systems Therapy intervention. TST is both a clinical model for the efficient and effective treatment of traumatized children and an organizational model for the integration of services for agencies that provide treatment for traumatized children.
In this webinar Steve Marans describes the Child Development Community Policy Program. The program, a joint venture of law enforcement officers and mental health clinicians, provides increased contact and provision of services to families in the immediate aftermath of potentially traumatic events.
In this webinar Alicia Lieberman focuses on the effects of traumatic stress in infancy and early childhood. She describes the many sources of traumatic stress in infancy and early childhood and addresses their effects on development. She discusses the symptoms of traumatic stress, the role of caregivers, and interventions that work. She describes in detail Child Parent Psychotherapy.
In this webinar Julian Ford describes the purpose and design of the TARGET model of trauma-focused treatment. He explains why trauma is debilitating, based on our understanding of the neurobiology of the brain, and howTARGEThelps young people manage emotions rather than avoiding orbeing controlled by them.
Outlines the history of shootings and violence in US schools. She discusses the effects of exposure to violence and PTSD on learning. Addresses issues related to prevention and early intervention, discussing two trauma-specific models, CBITS and PFA.
In this webinar Erika Tullberg defines the elements of a trauma-informed child welfare system. She also describes the New York City Public Child Welfare Academic Partnership, which addresses both trauma and secondary trauma. Lastly, she reviews interventions designed to increase resilience and reduce burnout and attrition among child welfare staff.
If you have participated in an RPC workshop and want a deeper understanding of the real life implications of being removed from one’s home and entering the foster care system or if you give workshops and would like a way to bring some of the concepts to life, we suggest watching this 30-minute webinar by Beth Barto, LMHC, CEO of LUK, Inc. Beth finds that showing Removed gives foster parents “a vivid picture of what it must be like" for children entering the foster care system. She says that the video facilitates “a much more emotional connection to the material in the curriculum by exposing [viewers] to experiences of foster children from a child's perspective.”