This document describes eleven screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.
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.
Perceptions of Recidivism Among Incarcerated Youth: The Relationship Between Exposure to Childhood Trauma, Mental Health Status, and the Protective Effect of Mental Health Services in Juvenile Justice Settings (2017)
This study examines the effects of mental health screening and service delivery on perceived future criminal justice interactions— arrest and incarceration—among adjudicated youth … housed in correctional facilities … Significant relationships between traumatic events and mental health problems w
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.
This video training series provides an important foundation for understanding trauma and the implications of trauma on inmates in confinement.
Using a trauma-informed approach, juvenile justice systems can improve outcomes for justice-involved youth.
Trauma, stress, grief, loss, and separation among older adults in prison: the protective role of coping on physical and mental wellness
Multidimensional coping strategies that address physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual domains are promising intervention techniques that can improve well-being among older adults in prison.