Building Capacity for Trauma-Informed Care in the Child Welfare System: Initial Results of a Statewide Implementation.

  title={Building Capacity for Trauma-Informed Care in the Child Welfare System: Initial Results of a Statewide Implementation.},
  author={Jason M Lang and Kimberly Campbell and Paul Shanley and Cindy A Crusto and Christian M Connell},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={21 2},
Exposure to childhood trauma is a major public health concern and is especially prevalent among children in the child welfare system (CWS). State and tribal CWSs are increasingly focusing efforts on identifying and serving children exposed to trauma through the creation of trauma-informed systems. This evaluation of a statewide initiative in Connecticut describes the strategies used to create a trauma-informed CWS, including workforce development, trauma screening, policy change, and improved… CONTINUE READING
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