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Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services

This online guide provides human services leaders at the local, State, Tribal, and Territorial levels with information and resources on…

Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation Project

This website promotes creating trauma-informed child welfare systems across the country. 

Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for Organizations

This document is designed to assist the leadership of child welfare agencies and other child- and family-serving organizations in supporting…

NCTSN Impact: An Invitation to Explore the Network’s Data and Evaluation Initiatives

This issue of IMPACT focuses on the multifaceted role of data in improving the quality of care for children who…

Organizational Readiness: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper provides a summary of the new 7-factor model that reflects the items that most contribute to organizational readiness…

Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma

This online course about childhood trauma provides an overview of key principles of neurodevelopment, describes the emerging clinical and research…

Realizing the Potential of Research in Child Welfare

This essay discusses the use of research within the child welfare system with two goals: (1) to stimulate interest in…

Research Update: Child Welfare Agencies That Use More Research Evidence Have Higher Rates of Permanency for Children in Foster Care

This publication study shows the more often agency staff used research evidence to learn about children in their care, the…

Workforce Development Quickbit Module 9: Dealing with the Effects of Secondary Trauma

Secondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. At just under 4 minutes, this module describes the…

The Permanency Innovations Initiative: An Example of Building Evidence in Child Welfare

This video emphasizes how the PII Approach exemplifies the four criteria of evidence-based policymaking: choose programs, invest, rigorously evaluate, and…

Evidence Informed Practice in Systems of Care Misconceptions and Realities, Frameworks and Funding

This webinar addresses misconceptions about evidence-based practice, how services within a system of care can select evidence based practices for…

Secondary Trauma

This webpage provides resources that address the challenges professionals face and ways to cope with secondary trauma. (n.d)

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Secondary Traumatic Stress Podcast

This podcast discusses and provides examples about how to help child welfare professionals cope with secondary traumatic stress. (2016)

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Using Evidence to Accelerate the Safe and Effective Reduction of Congregate Care for Youth Involved with Child Welfare

This brief highlights a study that examined the use of residential and congregate care across the states and provides recommendations…

Understanding Child Trauma

This document is an informative infographic for recognizing the signs of child traumatic stress. (2016)

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Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Guide for Child and Family Serving Systems

This guide provides information and examples of implementation relevant to those working with children and families in the child welfare…

Learning What Works: A Guide to Opportunistic Experiments for Human Services Agencies

This guide introduces human services program operators to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and provides guidance on how to conduct them.…

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation

This brief outlines a practical implementation framework and policy considerations for instituting trauma-informed approaches to care in health care settings.…

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

This document describes key implementation challenges of evidence-based programs and presents research-based strategies that can be used to facilitate sound…

Going Beyond Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Training for Child Welfare Supervisors and Frontline Workers: The Need for System Wide Policy Changes Implementing TIC practices in all Child Welfare Agencies

This article reviews efforts to train child welfare workers in trauma informed practices and concludes that systemic change occurs by…

Advancing Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Toolkit on Recognizing and Conducting Opportunistic Experiments in the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Policy Area

This report describes in detail how researchers, policymakers, and program administrators can recognize opportunities for experiments and carry them out;…

Introduction to the Trauma-Informed Approach

This training course explores the roles and responsibilities of organizations in helping staff to manage traumatic stress, and how to…

Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Caseworker Support Session

This training course is a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists caseworkers…

Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused Perspective: Supervisor Support Session

This training course a follow up to the Engaging Clients from a Strength-based Solution-focused Perspective training, and assists supervisors in…

Engaging Clients from a Strengths-Based Solution-Focused Perspective

This training course provides child welfare professionals with an understanding of, and useful strategies for, effective engagement and the appropriate…

Building a Trauma-Informed Culture in Child Welfare

This training course explores the roles and responsibilities of organizations in helping staff to manage traumatic stress, and discusses trauma-informed…

Mind the Gap #7: Real World Barriers & Strategies for Evidence-based Practice Implementation

This webinar focuses on the workforce, agency and systemic strategies that can enhance or deter success when trying to incorporate evidence-based…

Mind the Gap #6: Becoming a Trauma-informed Child Welfare Agency - The Waupaca County Journey

This webinar presentation provides participants with ideas and strategies related to implementing Trauma Informed Care and Civility in their agencies. Waupaca DHHS’s…

What's Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-informed Practice?

This document provides tips to encourage services providers to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice and explains the…

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

This document provides general information about Trauma informed Care (TIC) and guiding considerations, principles and definitions offered by experts in…

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Trauma and Resilience: Legal Advocacy for Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

This document explains key risks of and opportunities for using information about trauma to advocate for youth in the juvenile…

Sharing Power: A Tool for Reflection

This tool to guides providers through a series of reflections that will help them identify opportunities to share power in…

Making Replication Work: Building Infrastructure to Implement, Scale-up, and Sustain Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs with Fidelity

This report describes a national cross-site evaluation of Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV), an initiative to…

Historical Highlights of Trauma Informed Care

This document summarizes historical timeline of national efforts to provide trauma-informed care. (2015)

Evidence-based Practice Implementation: NCWWI 1-Page Summary

This 1-page summary provides an overview of the three core components of organizational readiness for evidence-based practices identified in the…

Evidence-based Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes an article examining the ways in which evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation has been shaped by organizational context and processes…

Transforming MSW field learning: Evidence-based practice and implementation science

This webinar presents practical examples of how MSW programs can adjust field curricula to ensure that evidence-based practice and implementation…

Looking the Enemy in the Eye: Gazing Into the Mirror of Evaluation Practice

This paper outlines the "best of the worst" evaluator practices that impede building good relationships with evaluation consumers (2004)

How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families

This brief reviews the best practices for scale up of effective programs from across the literature and describes the experiences…

New Jersey: Trauma-informed Child Welfare System

This report highlights a self-assessment sought to help New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) become a more…

Harnessing the Learning Community Model to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care Principles in Service Organizations

The report defines trauma, discusses its prevalence and effect on individuals, and examines implications for service systems. The report also…

Workforce and Organizational Stress: Implications for Trauma Informed Care

This PowerPoint presentation is geared toward individuals who have an understanding about the impact of trauma on clients and families…

Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications

This guide intended to help caseworkers, foster parents, or other caring adults learn about trauma experienced by youth in foster…

Developing a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

This issue brief discusses the steps that may be necessary to create a child welfare system that is more sensitive…

Child and Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium Reference List

This website offers a wide range of research and publications on topics addressing implementation of evidence-based practice.

Finding the Fit: Evidence-Based Practice in MSW Curricula

This webinar is based upon Janus webinar series participants’ comments, questions and requests, course syllabi and strategies employed in bringing…

Integrating Evidence Based Practice in MSW Curricula

This webinar reviews the various ways graduate programs have integrated teaching evidence–based practice, as well as implementation science and frameworks…

Evidence Based Practice in MSW Curricula: Misconceptions and Facts

This webinar introduces the Consortium and the Janus Webinar Series, presents findings from of evidence-based practice preparedness and workforce development,…

Evidence Based Practices in North American MSW Curricula

This study examines the extent to which EBPs are taught in North American Masters of Social Work (MSW curricula). Results…

Well-being and New Policy Directions in Child Welfare

 This webinar identifies four basic domains of well-being and articulates the need for trauma-informed screening, functional assessment, and effective, evidence-informed…

Trauma-informed Child Welfare Practice

This webinar enables participants to gain key insights and a framework for understanding the complexities of trauma-informed child welfare practice,…

Updated Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based & Promising Practices

This report, per legislation E2SHB 2536, provides updates to the inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices, and reflects changes…

Programs That Work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Famlies & Communities

This document provides summaries of all of the programs and practices that credible research indicated are effective in improving outcomes…

Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based and Promising Practices

This document offers an inventory of evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices and services delivered to children and juveniles in the…

Willing, Able --> Ready: Basics & Policy Implications of Readiness as Key Component for Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions

This brief describes the role of readiness in implementing and scaling up EBIs, establishing the basics of readiness using the…

Using Evidence-Based Constructs to Assess Extent of Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions

This brief introduces several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to…

The Importance of Contextual Fit When Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions

This issue brief advocates proposes a set of core elements drawn from the existing literature that can be used to…

NCWWI Evidence Based and Trauma-Informed Practice Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing evidence based…

Evidence-Based Programs to Prevent Children From Entering & Remaining in the Child Welfare System: Benefits & Costs for Washington

This report estimates the monetary value of benefits Washington State would accrue if it implemented evidence-based prevention and intervention programs.…

Child Traumatic Stress: CHDI's Response to a Public Health Crisis

This brief focuses on child traumatic stress as a public health issue and efforts to increase awareness, engage in activities…

Trauma Informed Care: Top 10 Tips for Caregivers and Case Managers

This PowerPoint presentation provides information about concepts associated with trauma informed care as related to child welfare and behavioral health…

Trauma-Informed Child Welfare

The presentation provides a definition of a trauma-informed child welfare system; discusses the impact of traumatic stress on children, parents,…

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Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce

This webinar provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare including the definition of EBP, the impact…

Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare: Implication for Research & Education

This PowerPoint presentation outlines the history, challenges and approaches of implementing evidence-based practice into Child Welfare, presenting emerging best practices…

Casework and Evaluation: Learning From My Success Story

This video features a caseworker who explains the unexpected role that evaluation played in delivering the services and supports that…

Trauma-focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Web-based learning Course

This 10-hour web-based, multi-media, distance education course for mental health professionals seeking to learn Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), one of…

Evidence-Based Practice in Child Welfare in the Context of Cultural Competence

This free learning workshop consists of six self-study modules useful for workers, supervisors, administrators and students who are interested in…

Connect: Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

This presentation-ready trainer’s guide offers a basic training session for foster parents, kin caregivers, and adoptive parents on the dynamics…

Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit

This online course is based on the Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit which teaches basic knowledge, skills, and values about…

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents

This workshop is a PowerPoint-based training designed to be taught by a mental health professional and foster parent as co-facilitators…

Best Practice Series, Tutorial 7: Recognizing & Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children & Their Families

This tutorial aims to help early childhood mental health consultants as well as Early Head Start and Head Start staff…

Assessment-Based Treatment for Traumatized Children: A Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP) Training

This training incorporates a multifaceted assessment process to enable clinicians to gain an in-depth understanding of the child, their developmental…

A Road Map to Implementing Evidence-Based Programs

This course provides guidance to facilitate selection and implementation of one of the many evidence-based programs related to prevention and…

Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Staff

This document provides information on what happens to children when exposed to violence, possible warning signs seen in different age…

The Program Manager’s Guide to Evaluation

This guide explains what program evaluation is, why evaluation is important, how to conduct an evaluation and understand the results,…

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment Foster Care: A Resource Guide

This resource guide highlights valuable information, references, resources, and tools for implementing Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) in Treatment Foster Care (TFC)…

Guide for Child Welfare Administrators on Evidence Based Practice

This guide provides information on the conditions, challenges, and opportunities of evidence-based practice in child welfare. (2012)

FRIENDS National Resource Center for CBCAP: Evaluation Toolkit

The toolkit is a resource intended to serve as an entry-level guide for programs to help build evaluation capacity. It…

Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence - A Guide for Families

This guide provides ways for caregivers to help children who have been exposed to violence. Recommended strategies are tailored to…

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

This document outlines the second edition of “Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators” which includes the 7…

Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation: A Guide for Child Welfare Researchers and Service Providers

This guide offers a framework for integrating cost analysis into program evaluations as part of child welfare services; providing guidance…

Birth Parents with Trauma Histories in the CW System: A Guide for Parents

This guide for child welfare staff explains how a history of trauma can affect parents, how caseworkers can use a…

Best & Evidence-Based Practices that Enhance Safety of Children in Foster Care

This report explains the differences between best practices and evidence-based practices. The report reviews best practices related to screening and…

Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma

This document was created in an effort to improve services for Latino/Hispanic children and families who have experienced trauma. Experts…

A Social Worker’s Tool Kit for Working with Immigrant Families - Healing the Damage: Trauma & Immigrant Families in the CW System

These guidelines are designed to assist child welfare and other community-based agencies working with children and families respond to the…

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Addressing the Mental Health of Sexually Abused Children

This issue brief explores research and practice on trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown…

The Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Organizational Change

This document offers an introduction to the Sanctuary Model® - a trauma-informed method for creating or changing an organizational culture…

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children & Youth

This bulletin summarizes what you can do to support the identification and assessment of the impact of maltreatment and trauma…

Evidence-based Practice Implementation Model: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article “Advancing a Conceptual Model of Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Public Service Sectors”, which proposes a…

Implementing Evidence-based interventions: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This paper summarizes the article, “Overcoming Challenges to Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare: A Matter of Necessity,”…

Permanency Planning Today: Evidence-based Practice

This issue of Permanency Planning Today provides basic foundational information on evidence-based practice and points the readership toward resources and…

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Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Child Welfare

This document outlines the second edition of "Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators" which includes the 7…

Lessons Learned through the Application of Implementation Science Concepts to Children’s Bureau Discretionary Grant Programs

This report explores the organizational characteristics, activities, and processes that facilitate the successful implementation of innovative Children’s Bureau discretionary grant…

Helping Children in the Child Welfare System Heal from Trauma: A Systems Integration Approach

This report provides recommendations to develop training and educational materials to improve collaboration on issues associated with child maltreatment and…

Expanding the Evidence Universe: Doing Better by Knowing More

This paper offers a five-part set of concrete actions that the philanthropic, public, non-profit, academic, business and entrepreneurial sectors can…

Child & Adolescent Trauma Measures: A Review

This manual has been developed as a guide for clinicians and researchers in their work with traumatized children and adolescents…

A Lot to Lose: A Call to Rethink What Constitutes “Evidence” in Finding Social Interventions that Work

This paper argues that experimental methodology is a poor fit for judging the impact of social intervention program models; the…

Florida's Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-informed Care

This website offers information and resources for Child Welfare professionals on the impact of trauma, treatment, secondary traumatic stress, and…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Trauma

This webpage offers resources and information on trauma experienced by children who have been abused, neglected, and separated from their…

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Assessing Child Trauma

This webpage presents resources for professionals on screening and assessing trauma in children and youth.
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