Practice Notes #27—Screening for Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare, Winter 2017
Authors: Tseng, A., Barry, K., Bray, C., LaLiberte, T.
Nearly 35 million children (0-17 years) in the United States have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma (NSCH, 2012). The child welfare system becomes involved in the care of approximately one million children — and, unfortunately, a large number of these children have suffered from maltreatment and/or other trauma (NSCH, 2012). Screening for traumatic stress can help identify these children and ensure that they receive appropriate interventions and services.
Practice Notes #27 was created in partnership with The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR). ITR advances quality research, evidence-based clinical training, and information dissemination focused on children’s mental health and development ages 0 to 18.
Practice Notes is published by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. This issue was supported, in part, by grant #GRK%80888 from Minnesota Department of Human Service, Children and Family Services Division.
The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center, School, College, University or their funding source.