Posts Tagged trauma-informed practice

Reflections on the NACC Conference: The Need for More Education on the Role of Trauma in Child Development

Reflections on the NACC Conference: The Need for More Education on the Role of Trauma in Child Development

This year I attended the National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and it was an amazing experience. I was delighted to see an abundance of child welfare advocates and discover that people were generally interested in helping vulnerable children. Growing up in foster care, this is a side of the child welfare system that is barely seen. Oftentimes in foster care, it feels like no one understands how life in foster care feels or like

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What Does It Mean to Be Trauma Informed?

What Does It Mean to Be Trauma Informed?

Are “Trauma Informed” Just Buzz Words, or Do They Actually Mean Something? “Trauma informed” are two of the most frequently-used words when people, usually social workers and mental health experts, tout their skills and how they are making a difference in the lives of children. Actions prove who someone is; words just prove who they want to be. All of those that serve children in foster care should want to be trauma informed. Lawyers need to prove we are trauma

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