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Child abuse

Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

Using a trauma-informed approach, juvenile justice systems can improve outcomes for justice-involved youth.

The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders

This study describes the prevalence and impact of ACEs on juvenile offenders.

First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care: Ask Youths

This brief shares results about youths’ perceptions of the current level of trauma-informed care in residential facilities and programs.

The Role of Family Engagement in Creating Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems

This document explains why a juvenile justice system can only become a truly trauma informed system after embracing family engagement.

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

This website is the key resource for current information about the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. 

Webinar: A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls

This webinar reviews the framework of the TIER System for Girls, and provides examples of processes and techniques.

Trauma Histories among Justice-Involved Youth: Findings from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

This study describes detailed trauma histories, mental health problems, and associated risk factors among justice-involved adolescents.

Webinar: Girls at Risk: A Trauma-Informed Approach

This Webinar explores the specifics of becoming trauma-informed, as well as the guiding principles for gender-responsive services. Learning objectives are: define the terms trauma-informed and gender-responsive; discuss the process of trauma; and provide specific examples of effective interventions for girls.

Tri-Agency Letter on Trauma-Informed Treatment

This guidance letter is intended to encourage the integrated use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments and evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child-serving settings for the purpose of improving child well-being.

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