Trauma-Informed Emergency Response Practices in Child Welfare: Translating Concepts into Concrete Applications

This course examines a recently created Quick Guide which identifies trauma-informed emergency response practices in child welfare. After providing an overview of trauma and cross-cutting issues in child welfare, the instructor will cover the various stages of the emergency response phase in child welfare and provide concrete, trauma-informed practices that can be implemented in daily practice. 

After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe trauma and its effects on children
  • Identify at least three trauma-informed strategies that they can use in their work with children and families during the emergency response phase
  • Identify three ways in which this work integrates with their existing practices, including the use of Three Houses Tool for interviewing children
  • Identify at least three strategies they can use to integrate this work with Family Support Networks for gathering information about a child’s support system in Safety Organized Practice

The training will be highly experiential in nature and will include role playing and applying the identified strategies to a specific case.

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