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

The purpose of the current training is to highlight three recently created “Quick Guides” which focus on identifying trauma-informed practices during the Emergency Response, Ongoing Practice and Permanency Planning phase of child welfare.  After providing an overview of trauma and cross-cutting issues in child welfare, the presenter will then walk through the various stages of the emergency response and permanency planning phases in child welfare and provide concrete, trauma-informed practices that they can implement in their daily practice.  Strategies on how to integrate these practices into Safety Organized Practice (SOP) and the Child and Family Team (CFT) process will be discussed. 

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to define and describe trauma and its effects on children
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three trauma-informed strategies that they can utilize in their work with children and families during the emergency response and/or permanency planning phase of their work with children in the child welfare system.
  • Participants will be able to describe how these quick guides and training infuse with other strategic practices, such as Safety Organized Practice and Child and Family Team Meetings.
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