Trauma Archives - NWI
The Impact of Incarceration on Dependent Children
May 1, 2017 | Emily Taylor
A recent article in the National Institute of Justice Journal looks at research on the effects of parental incarceration on the well-being of their dependent children. The author, Eric Martin, a social science analyst in NIJ’s Office of Research and Evaluation, outlines the scope of the issue, potential risks for children as well as policy recommendations.
Resource: NCTSN Fact Sheet on Complex Trauma in Urban African-American Children, Youth, and Families
April 14, 2017 | Emily Taylor
A new 4-page fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network discusses how families living in racially and economically segregated communities must also cope with the effects of historical trauma and inter-generational racism. It also outlines specific barriers that African-Americans may face in obtaining needed services and ideas for providers on building supportive relationships with African-American children and families who have experienced complex trauma.
Resource: Trauma Informed Oregon’s Guidelines for Discussing Traumatic Events
April 11, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Trauma Informed Oregon has created a set of recommendations on Discussing traumatic events and suicide in public meetings that may be a valuable resource for Wraparound coordinators and others when facilitating meetings. These recommendations for a trauma-informed approach may be helpful when preparing, facilitating and responding in a meeting when a participant is sharing personal experiences that may cause distress and trauma, such as suicide.
Research: Improved Resiliency Following Trauma-Focused CBT
March 14, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Recent research published this month in Child Abuse & Neglect , measured the impact of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) for youth (7–17 years old) impacted by child sexual abuse (CSA). Results suggest that completing TF-CBT reduces symptom distress (i.e., PTSD and depression), and seems to lead to “greater feelings of mastery and emotional relatedness, and reduced emotional reactivity to stresses”.
Study: Effects of Trauma-Informed Care Training
March 7, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Research recently published in Children and Youth Services Review includes the authors’ evaluation of the effectiveness of a training program using a modified version of a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) curriculum accessible through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The study found that participants’ TIC knowledge increased after training, and their knowledge was still maintained in the 12-month follow-up test.
When a child alleges sexual abuse: A guide for educators
February 22, 2017 | Emily Taylor
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created a guide for educators’ to help them in determining the best ways to respond and support students in the event of a child alleging sexual abuse.
NCTSN Impact on Data Initiatives
February 15, 2017 | Emily Taylor
The latest issue of Impact from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) focuses on various ways in which the results of NCTSN’s extensive data collection initiatives have been used by providers and sites to improve the care they provide.
KSOC-TV on Jan. 26: Intersecting Identities Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color
January 25, 2017 | Emily Taylor
On January 26 at 2 p.m. ET, KSOC-TV will release the interactive webisode, “Intersecting Identities Improving Health Outcomes for LGBTQI2-S Youth of Color.” This webisode will focus on issues affecting LGBTQI2-S youth of color and share ways to help providers, after-school program facilitators, families, and youth understand the intersection of identities and the associated challenges of trauma, suicide, and resilience. Participants will learn strategies to address behavioral health challenges and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families. State and local community leaders, health care providers, child- and youth-serving agencies, schools, LGBTQI2-S supporting organizations, and caregivers are encouraged to watch and participate in the webisode.
Parenting Factsheets for Families Now Available in Spanish
January 12, 2017 | Emily Taylor
The Child Welfare Information Gateway now has Spanish versions available of three publications from their Factsheets for Families series on parenting abused children:
- Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Sido Víctima de Abuso Sexual: Una Guía Para Padres de Crianza y Adoptivos)
- Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Trauma)
- Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect (La Crianza de un Niño que ha Experimentado Abuso o Negligencia)
These sheets along with additional resources in Spanish translation are available on the Information Gateway site.
PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it
December 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor
A recent research published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry on PTSD in parents and children evaluated post-trauma stress of parents and their children following a car accident requiring a hospital visit. Researchers found that for a percentage of children, PTSD symptoms persisted and when parents were also suffering from PTSD symptoms they were less likely to be aware of their childrens’ ongoing concerns.