This presentation will discuss how to create a trauma-informed child welfare system. The presenter will define trauma and traumatic stress and provide an overview of the essential elements of a trauma-informed child welfare system as defined by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Child Welfare Committee.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe each of the essential elements of a trauma-informed child welfare system
- Identify how multiple child welfare jurisdictions across the country are transforming their systems to become more trauma informed
- Describe three concrete ways they can change their practice to make it more trauma informed
This presentation will also highlight the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP), a federal initiative funded by SAMHSA as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Concrete examples describing how CTISP has worked with jurisdictions across the country as they transform their child welfare systems will be provided.