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Healing invisible wounds: why investing in trauma -informed care for children makes sense

Author(s) Adams. Erica J. 
Title Healing invisible wounds: why investing in trauma-informed care for children makes sense
Source Justice Policy Institute, July 2010, pp1-15
Date 2010
Document type Research report
Coverage United States
Summary This article was prepared as a policy brief for the Justice Policy Institute. The author explores the literature on the relationship between childhood trauma and justice involvement and the studies have shown that children who experience trauma have disproportionate contact with the justice system. It has also been found that once a child enters the justice system, evidence-based trauma-informed treatments are not always provided. A number of recommendations are made to develop trauma-informed care models for children in contact with the justice system. The recommendations include improving the reporting and screening for trauma exposure and providing targeted prevention and early intervention programs.
Keywords Childhood trauma; juvenile detention; trauma-informed care
Topic Psychological effects and treatment ; children