RESOURCE LIBRARY

14Feb, 2015

Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults

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Felitti et al. published this seminal work in the Journal of Preventive Medicine. This large-scale study linked Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to an increased risk of future adult health risks. The authors considered seven categories of (ACEs): psychological, physical, or sexual abuse, violence against mother; or living with household members who were substance abusers, mentally ill or suicidal, or ever imprisoned. […]

17Oct, 2014

Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide For Administrators

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This comprehensive guide explores how childhood traumatic stress impacts children, how this traumatic stress has shaped the culture of the child welfare system and how evidence based treatments and practices are often part of an effective trauma informed system of care.

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14Oct, 2014

Seven Essential Ingredients for Implementation of Trauma Informed Care

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This work is a collection of the seven core principles of Trauma Informed Care implementation from SaintA. These principles include understanding the prevalence of adverse experiences and the outcomes of these traumas.

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8Oct, 2014

Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Promotion of Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships Between Children and Caregivers

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Childhood maltreatment (CM) is harm, potential for harm or a threat to harm via an act of either commission (abuse, threat) or omission (neglect). Studies have shown that children under the age of three are at the greatest risk with the most common problem being neglect. In this document, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) describes a plan to prevent childhood maltreatment by promoting safe, stable and nurturing relationships (SSNR).

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25Sep, 2014

Fostering Futures’ Guiding Principles of TIC

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Fostering Futures is built upon several guiding principles that will guide all work in developing, adopting and implementing TIC promising practices. These principles are interrelated and work together.

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14Sep, 2014

Creating Trauma-Informed & Developmentally Appropriate Systems of Care in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

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This resource, designed for child abuse and neglect prevention organizations, establishes guidance on how to become a trauma informed organization. Using the core values as identified by Fallot and Harris, the resource provides guiding principles to be used in the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate child- and family-serving organizations.

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12Sep, 2014

Building Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems

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This report compiled by Casey Family Programs (July 2013) summarizes many of the child welfare activities occurring across the nation.   The three sections include: (1) Context and definition; (2) Prerequisites for successful implementation of trauma-informed care; and (3) Barriers to successful implementation.

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13Aug, 2014

The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

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This article published in the journal Pediatrics synthesizes research on neuroscience, molecular biology, genomics, developmental psychology and epidemiology to explain the effects of toxic stress on children. Early childhood stress contributes to changes in neurobiological and immune system development. The findings from these multiple disciplines suggest that adult disease can be influenced by a child’s early development.

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8Aug, 2014

Trauma-Informed Care Survey Results

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To better understand the type of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) activities going on across Wisconsin, Fostering Futures conducted a statewide survey to gather information on TIC experiences. Survey questions were developed through several Fostering Futures meetings and with help from TIC advisory members.

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28May, 2014

Childhood Trauma, the Neurobiology of Adaptation and “Use-Dependent” Development of the Brain: How “States” Become “Traits”

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Perry et al. reviews the organization, function and development of the human brain in the context of brain-mediated responses to threat. These principles allow for an understanding of how a traumatized child is affected now and in the future.

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