The concept of trauma-informed care has received increased attention lately. A key part of a trauma-informed service system is the incorporation of trauma-informed screening and assessment practices. While these terms are often used interchangeably, they refer to separate but linked practices, designed to ensure that children and families are connected to the most appropriate services to meet their unique needs. The primary focus of this webinar is to provide practitioners, administrators, policy makers, and other professionals with a concrete understanding of screening practices and how they can be implemented and sustained effectively within a child-serving system. Further, this presentation will highlight the relevance of using a complex trauma framework when conducting a trauma-informed screening and understanding the needs of systems-involved youth. This will also lead to a brief overview of some key issues to keep in mind when linking screening to trauma-informed assessment with youth impacted by complex trauma.
"Linking Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment Practices Across Child-Serving Systems" (National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence)
The presentation begins with an overview of trauma-informed screening for children and adolescents, including definitions and rationale and describing the essential components of trauma-informed screening, including creating a structured process, establishing emotional safety, family engagement, addressing secondary traumatic stress, cultural and developmental considerations, and data-driven decision-making. The presenters will then link the trauma-informed screening practices with a complex trauma framework and outline some of the key elements of a trauma-informed assessment process. Finally, the presenters will outline several implementation strategies designed to ensure that screening practices are sustained effectively over time and within the given system.
Presented by Lisa Conradi, Psy.D. - Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego; Cassandra Kisiel, Ph.D. - Northwestern University, Linzy Pinkerton, MS
Audience Level: Intermediate
Areas of Emphasis: Trauma-informed, screening, assessment, Adverse Childhood Experiences, implementation, complex trauma, service systems, trauma history/exposure, trauma symptoms
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