Trauma-Informed Approaches: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice to Build Resilience in Children and Families
Childhood trauma can have long-term negative impacts on health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Communities, programs, and organizations are increasingly working together and turning toward trauma-informed approaches as a framework for mitigating and preventing the effects of trauma. This resource briefly describes a review of systems-level trauma-informed approaches that summarizes program activities, targeted outcomes, and evidence of progress towards those systems-level outcomes. Also included is a description of the second resource that highlights and profiles a range of trauma-informed programs from diverse sectors, geographic locations, and funding sources. Together these materials provide a greater understanding of the current state of trauma-informed community initiatives and give insight into the challenges and opportunities of implementing trauma-informed approaches.