News from the Field Related to Wraparound

Beyond trauma-informed care training for child welfare workers

August 11, 2015 Nicole Aue

This article reviews current efforts to train child welfare workers in trauma-informed practices and argues that trauma informed care adaptation and training must transcend case workers and supervisors in order for true systemic change to occur.

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Reading teaches children empathy

August 3, 2015 Nicole Aue

The benefits of child literacy are many, and here’s more evidence. This article describes the power of stories to help children understand their own feelings and the feelings of others through empathy.

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Military families factsheet

August 3, 2015 Nicole Aue

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has released a fact sheet addressing child maltreatment in military families. It also reviews for providers the key concepts, findings, and interventions that will support them in their approach to care for today’s military family.

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Obstacles for non-white Latino youth

July 31, 2015 Nicole Aue

This recent entry to the Latin Post describes the unique barriers to treatment faced by Latino youth.

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This Rx for Depression Isn’t What You Think

July 30, 2015

A new study shows that walking in nature can have measurable benefits. It may also reduce the risk of depression.

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Teaching Emotional Awareness Reduces Juvenile Recidivism

July 17, 2015

Professor Stephanie Van Goozen, from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, led the study where they found just two hours of an emotional awareness course might help reduce the seriousness of future crimes. Six months following the completion of the program, researchers noted a 44 percent drop in the seriousness of offenses.

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Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline

July 17, 2015

As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have a history of sexual or physical abuse, according to a report released Thursday. The report, a rare examination of their plight, recommends that girls who have been sexually trafficked no longer be arrested on prostitution charges.

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Study: Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions Do Not Receive Treatment

June 10, 2015

The number of young people in the United States with mental health problems decreased in recent years and the rate of treatment increased, yet those with the most serious challenges still fail to get the treatment they need, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Locking Up Juvenile Offenders Doesn’t Work

June 10, 2015

According to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reduced sentences and community-based treatments for juvenile offenders are more effective than incarceration. The report also presents research showing that lengthy stays for juvenile offenders in out-of-home settings, like a correctional center or residential facility, are expensive for governments and fail to reduce young offenders’ risk of recidivism, making for a poor return on investment.

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Family Engagement in Connected Learning

June 10, 2015

This interview with the Harvard Family Research Project explores the concept of connected learning. It’s the idea that learning—whether in school, in afterschool programs, in online communities, in peer groups, or with the family—is most powerful when it is connected across the different settings where students participate. In connected learning, supportive mentors and like-minded peers motivate students to follow their individual interests to promote the development of skilled, passionate, lifelong learners.

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