Fact Sheet: Understanding and Responding to Trauma
What is trauma? Trauma is an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening. It also has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.
Practice Brief: After Action Reviews
By contrasting our intended results with our actual results, we reveal important insights, lessons learned, and motivation for improvement.
Practice Brief: Strategic Learning
Strategic Learning inspires and guides future direction from the failed attempts and successful outcomes of past efforts.
Practice Brief: Human-Centered Design
Solving complex social problems demands the ideas and engagement of the people that have lived through them.
Practice Brief: Outcome Harvesting
Outcome Harvesting is a methodology ideal for retrospective evaluation of complex systems change efforts.
Practice Brief: Mobility Mentoring
Mobility Mentoring offers a roadmap to growth and self-sufficiency through coaching, goal-setting, and the celebration of achievement.
By providing training and access to employment opportunities, job programs help individuals obtain the skills and social connections necessary to achieve sustainable employment.
Issue Brief: The Promise of Prisoner Reentry Programming
Recidivism among individuals released from prison is a central concern for local communities and the criminal justice field. Studies suggest that most Americans released from prison are re-arrested, reconvicted or re-incarcerated for a violation …
Research on trauma has produced two certain conclusions. First, trauma is prevalent. More than half of Americans report having at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), and many adults also endure …
It is estimated that over 70% of the population worldwide has experienced a traumatic event.1 Based on rapidly expanding insights into the scope and consequences of trauma exposure, trauma-informed care has become …
Issue Brief: Supporting Safe, Stable, and Healthy Housing
Housing provides a foundation for health, well-being and prosperity. However, many families in the child welfare system lack reliable access to an affordable home. In this issue brief we highlight how housing is linked to child safety, permanence …
Issue Brief: Assessing Well-Being in Child Welfare
Most children and adolescents that enter the child welfare system have been exposed to multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including abuse and neglect. As a result, they often present with …
Issue Brief: Engaging Families in Home Visiting
Home visiting programs provide support and services to enhance the health and well-being of children and their caregivers, particularly in vulnerable and economically disadvantaged populations. Research indicates that home visiting services can promote …
Issue Brief: Asking Sensitive Questions
Human service providers ask clients questions to understand their backgrounds, identify their strengths and needs, and build rapport. Many clients have been exposed to significant adversities and traumatic events that undermine …
Issue Brief: Integrating PCIT into Child Welfare Services
Across home, day care, school, mental health, and social service settings, many young children present with externalizing problems such as aggression, defiance, hyperactivity, and inattention. Caregivers, teachers, and even treatment providers often struggle to manage …