Document Category: Trauma-informed Practice

Dealing With the Effects of Secondary Trauma

(4 minutes) Secondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. This short module, just under four minutes in length, describes the important role of leaders in recognizing and intervening in the experience of secondary trauma.

NCWWI Leadership Academy

The NCWWI Leadership Academy provides supervisors and managers with opportunities to become skilled in leading change, fostering collaborations, implementing results-oriented decisions, and leading people. Academy graduates across the country are pioneering positive changes in their agencies and strengthening child welfare program effectiveness to support the success of children, youth, and families.

Safe & Connected™ Practice Model

A model of practice that includes a research-informed framework, engaged assessments based on strengths, needs and risks, analytical decision making in partnership with families and the process of evidence-based practice.

Restoring Resiliency Response (RRR)© Model

A model designed to help alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the secondary traumatic stress issues child protection workers face following a critical incident, such as a child fatality or violence against staff in the field. Information about available training.

National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative

NTI has developed two state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in all states, tribes, and territories to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive, and guardianship families by better understanding and addressing the mental health needs of children, youth and their families.