This document describes eleven screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.
Juvenile Justice - Trauma
The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Recidivism in a Sample of Juvenile Offenders in Community Based Treatment (2017)
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been identified as a key risk factor for a range of negative life outcomes, including delinquency. Much less is known about how exposure to negative experiences relates to continued offending among juvenile offenders.
Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems: A Systematic Review of Definitions and Core Components (2017)
The U.S. Department of Justice has called for the creation of trauma-informed juvenile justice systems in order to combat the negative impact of trauma on youth offenders and frontline staff.
This 7-page fact sheet delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system; describes the “survival-oriented coping” that youth adopt to manage their lives; and explores the many challenges these youth face in managing their emotions, physical responses,
This publication describes the eight essential elements of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system.
Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions (2016)
This report is intended to offer a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginning to address and implement trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families.
Using a trauma-informed approach, juvenile justice systems can improve outcomes for justice-involved youth.