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Implications of Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Trauma-Focused Practice: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This resource summarizes a study that evaluated the results of providing mindfulness training sessions to parents. (2019)

What’s Standing in the Way of the Spread of Evidence-based Programs?

This paper examines the challenges of extending the reach and difference made by evidence-based programs and specifically focuses on the activities of purveyors — organizations tasked with dissemination after the programs have been developed. (2017)

Understanding Neurobiology of Psychological Trauma: Tips for Working with Transition-age Youth

This paper synthesizes the impact of trauma on the adolescent brain and contains practical tips for promoting engaging with transition age youth who have experienced trauma. (2017)

Funding Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs in Child Welfare

This paper shares eight strategies to help child welfare agency administrators and partners fund and sustain evidence-based programs that benefit children and families. (2017)

Evidence-based Practices in Child Welfare: Opportunities & Challenges for the Workforce (1-page Summary)

This document summarizes a NCWWI webinar that provides an in-depth overview of evidence-based practices (EBP) in child welfare. Link to webinar is included. (2013)

What is Complex Trauma? A Resource Guide for Youth and Those Who Care About Them

This guide helps youth understand their traumatic experiences and helps clinicians, caregivers, and other adults have conversations with youth about complex trauma and coping strategies. (2017)

Trauma: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know

This document provides child welfare attorneys with knowledge about trauma, practice tips for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal representation, and resources to assist in the representation of clients with histories of trauma (2017)

The Parent‐Child Assistance Program: A Model of Effective Community Intervention with High‐Risk Families

This document provides detailed information about Parent Child Assistance Program, an intervention model created to prevent future births of alcohol and drug exposed children (2010)

The Benefits of Fatherhood Programs in Community-Based Organizations

This brief highlights the importance for community-based organizations (CBOs) to address needs and challenges of fathers and use evidence-based interventions to successfully support and engage fathers in fatherhood programs. (2016)

Strengthening Family Coping Resources: Multi-family Group for Families Impacted by Trauma

This document provides general information on a manualized, trauma-focused, skill-building intervention called Strengthening Family Coping Resources. (2017)

Implementation of Trauma-informed Mental Health Screening in County Child Welfare Systems

This paper summarizes an article on child welfare trauma-informed screening approaches in county-administered child welfare systems across California and provides implementation considerations for future trauma-informed care efforts. (2017)

At Intersection of Trauma and Disabilities: A New Toolkit for Providers

This document introduces a training toolkit that provides an overview for providers on how to work with children and families who are living with intellectual and development disabilities who have experienced trauma. (2016)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Public-Private Initiative Cross-Site Evaluation: Interim Report

This report shows that local community networks in Washington State were more successful in addressing ACEs and toxic stress and building resilience when they aligned three factors: (1) collective community capacity, (2) community network characteristics, and (3) effective community change strategies. (2015)

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 advances in our understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and executive functioning, highlights what these advances mean for program design and service delivery, and teaches professionals about trauma-informed care and how to improve practice. (2017)

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 their workforce by providing concrete strategies for approaching secondary traumatic stress. (2016)

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 have experienced trauma and shares experiences of using data and evaluation initiatives to transform the delivery of services, improve staff training, and raise awareness. (2017)

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 for trauma-informed evidence-based practices (EBPs). It was developed as a result of schools of social work providing a child and adolescent trauma specialization actively partnering with their community-based field placement agencies to (1) help them sustain the capacity for evidence-based trauma treatment, and (2) provide sufficient evidence-based trauma treatment field placement sites for MSW students to support preparation of trauma-informed practitioners by university partners. (2017)

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 findings, outlines the clinical implications, and discusses the role of public policy and preventative practices. (2002) 

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 understanding the use and impact of research evidence in child welfare and (2) to offer promising strategies for tackling this challenge. (2014)

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 faster the agency discharged children in foster care to permanency. (2016)

Dealing with the Effect of Secondary Trauma (4 minute microlearning)

Secondary trauma is a predictable and frequent occurrence in child welfare. At just under 4 minutes, this module describes the important role of leaders in recognizing and intervening in the experience of secondary trauma.

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 change or replace. (2016)

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 different age groups and behaviors of concern, and reviews the important adjustments effective organizations can make to deliver practice models with fidelity. (2016)

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 to make improvements. (2016)

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 and other social services systems. It provides concrete information that systems can use to evaluate their needs, identify what programs are currently being used, make decisions about which new programs, if any, to add, and plan for implementation activities. (2015)

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. The guide explains the benefits of using random assignment, answers common questions and concerns about RCTs, and provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an RCT. (2015)

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. (2016)

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 implementation in real-world settings. It is designed to help State Administrative Agencies and their grantees achieve positive programming outcomes and realize the full potential of the evidence-based programs they adopt. (2015)

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 establishing agency vision, mission, policies, and procedures that result in the manifestation of trauma informed care in the agency’s environment and in the practices of the administration and the staff. (2015)

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; and focuses on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that study the effects of initiatives, program changes, or policy actions that agencies or programs plan or intend to implement. (2015)

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 promote a culture of self-care and self-reflection for staff at every organizational level. (2015)

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 in incorporating the use of the skills into practice on a consistent basis. (2014)

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 incorporating the use of the skills into practice on a consistent basis. (2014)

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 application of protective authority, and provides a framework for understanding and applying proven best practice strategies and skills from the strength-based, solution-focused model. (2012)

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 approach principles and how to build a trauma-informed agency culture. (2015)

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 interventions into child welfare practice.  This session features a frank discussion of implementation activities and lessons learned. (2016)

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 leadership team gives concrete examples of their administrative commitment to fostering change, and share the Leadership Charter, along with an overview of pivotal directions and decisions related to organizational effectiveness (OE) activities, intentional recruitment efforts, and staffing changes that promoted widespread agency culture change. (2016)

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 benefits of the shared power approach. (2016)

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 the field. (2016)

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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 justice and child welfare systems. It focuses on legal strategies advocates can use in court, and the state and local policies needed to support these strategies. (2014)

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 trauma-responsive care. (2016)

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 support evidence-based home visiting; and examines the degree to which system change occurred, documents the fidelity with which the program models were implemented, and identifies implementation strategies and challenges. (2014)

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 literature: a)motivation, b) general capacity, and c) intervention-specific capacity and highlights the basics for readiness using the R=MC² heuristic (Readiness = Motivation x General Capacity and Intervention-Specific Capacity).

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 in the human services. The author provides information on a study of staff support for EBP in a disability services organization where the senior staff has made a commitment to EBP implementation. (2013)

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 science are integrated in students’ professional development. (2015)
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