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Trauma-informed care in child/family welfare services

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dc.contributor.author Wall, L., Higgins, D. J., & Hunter, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-25T20:05:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-25T20:05:47Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Wall, L., Higgins, D. J., & Hunter, C. (2016). Trauma-informed care in child/family welfare services. Australian Institute of Family Studies. 19 pp. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/sites/default/files/publication-documents/cfca37-trauma-informed-practice.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2866
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to define and clarify what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Exposure to traumatic life events such as child abuse, neglect and domestic violence is a driver of service need. Policies and service providers must respond appropriately to people who are dealing with trauma and its effects in order to ensure best outcomes for individuals and families using these services. In addition to evidence-based programs or clinical interventions that are specific to addressing trauma symptoms, such as trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy, there is a need for broader organisational- or service-level systems of care that respond to the needs of clients with a lived experience of trauma that go beyond a clinical response. Some of the challenges identified in implementing and embedding trauma-informed care across services and systems are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Australian Institute of Family Studies en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject treatment en_US
dc.subject therapy en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Australia en_US
dc.title Trauma-informed care in child/family welfare services en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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