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  • Seeking Safety: A Model for Trauma and/or Substance Abuse

    Seeking Safety is a therapeutic program for women suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and/or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Trauma and Justice

    “Reducing the pervasive, harmful, and costly health impact of violence and trauma by integrating trauma-informed approaches throughout health, beha
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives: A Working Document, Second Report

    “In the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that addressing trauma requires a multi-agency, multi-pronged approach.
  • Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Systems: Why We Need Them, How to Move Forward Toward Them

    “This webinar provides an overview of evidence-based and efficient methods of screening and assessment to identify youth in need of trauma-informed
  • Creating A Place Of Healing and Forgiveness: The Trauma-Informed Care Initiative at the Women's Community Correctional Center of Hawaii

    "Recognizing that most inmates are trauma survivors and many common prison routines can re-traumatize women, the Women’s Community Correctional Cen
  • Using Trauma-Informed Practices to Enhance Safety and Security in Women's Correctional Facilities

    "In the wake of significant research on trauma and the interventions required to address it, a number of correctional agencies have made efforts to
  • Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use

    It is critical that people learn about the intersection of trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use and how they will impact women and g
  • Trauma Annotated Bibliography

    "This bibliography attempts to offer a compilation of information on trauma-informed care by reviewing general information about trauma as well as
  • SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

    "Trauma is a widespread, harmful and costly public health problem.
  • 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 beginn

  • Essential Elements of a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice System (2016)

    This publication describes the eight essential elements of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system.

  • Complex Trauma: In Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth (2017)

    This 7-page fact sheet delineates the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system; describes the “survival-orie

  • 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 incar

  • 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.

  • Review of Trauma Screening Tools for Children and Adolescents (2016)

    This document describes eleven screening tools designed to provide information about trauma in children and adolescents.