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

Webinar Class: Will be held March 1, 2019 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. 

The concept of creating a trauma-informed child welfare system has received increased attention recently. However, much of the conversation has focused on broader concepts and elements of trauma-informed child welfare practice, versus providing specific, concrete strategies that can be utilized by child welfare professionals. 

The purpose of the current webinar is to highlight the recent development of a package of three trauma-informed quick guides focused on emergency response, ongoing practice, and permanency planning. These quick guides were designed to provide child welfare professionals with concrete trauma-informed practices that they can utilize in their work. The webinar will also highlight two day-long trainings that have been developed to accompany the quick guides and deepen the learning. The presenter will provide an overview of the quick guide content and discuss the trainings that have been developed. Finally, the presenter will highlight how these quick guides and trainings infuse with other strategic practices, such as Safety Organized Practice and Child and Family Team Meetings.

Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe three new quick guides that have recently been developed on trauma-informed child welfare practice during the emergency response, ongoing practice, and permanency planning phases.
  2. Participants will be able to describe two trainings that have recently been developed to support the trauma-informed quick guides.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least three trauma-informed strategies that they can utilize in their work with children and families in the child welfare system.
  4. Participants will be able to describe how these quick guides and trainings infuse with other strategic practices, such as Safety Organized Practice and Child and Family Team Meetings.
Course Code
505503