Practice Notes #28—Barriers To Traumatic Stress Screening In Child Welfare Settings, Winter 2017
Authors: Tseng, A., Barry, K., Bray, C., LaLiberte, T.
Many children entering the child welfare system have been exposed to traumatizing events or situations that can have profound adverse effects, including unstable behaviors, cognitive difficulties, problematic relationships, and mental health issues. Unfortunately, multiple factors hinder efforts to screen for traumatic stress in child welfare. It is paramount to identify these children so that they can receive appropriate interventions and services in a timely manner.