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Please note that the resources within the Justice Library are not endorsed by NAMI and that the resources listed are not inclusive of all of the resources available on the topic.
Creating Cultures of Care: Supporting the Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice
Publication Date: Jan 01 2020
America's Promise Alliance
This brief offers a framework for how trauma-informed practice complements positive youth development, while illustrating the bridge between theory and practice. You’ll read about the work of two specific communities—one in Oregon and one in Missouri—which are engaged in collaborative, on-the-ground efforts to make healthy schools that support all young people the norm and not the exception. These communities serve as an inspiration to others across the country as they lead the way in creating healthier school environments where every child can thrive
Justice-Involved Youth and Trauma-Informed Interventions
Publication Date: Dec 12 2019
Justice Policy Journal
Professionals working in the juvenile justice system must consider the impact of trauma on justice-involved youth when creating interventions and policies. Most youths involved with the justice system have a history of childhood adversity. Juvenile justice service systems should work to implement trauma-informed interventions that address the needs of youth with mental health and trauma related disorders. The adoption of a trauma-informed approach throughout the juvenile justice system and the implementation of interventions for juvenile offenders with a history of trauma exposure has enormous potential benefits for
justice-involved youth, the staff who work with them, their families, and the community at large.
Making the Case for Trauma-Informed Care: Tips for Talking with Leadership
Publication Date: Nov 01 2019
Center for Health Care Strategies
This tool is aimed at supporting champions when approaching leadership about the value of adopting a trauma-informed approach in health care settings. It offers key considerations for talking with leadership, and sample language that champions can use to tailor their pitch.
Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
Publication Date: Jun 01 2019
This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessment and provides detailed descriptions of recommended instruments.
Implementing Trauma-Informed Care: A Guidebook
Publication Date: Jan 01 2019
Resilience for All Ages
This guidebook focuses on supporting nursing homes and other long term care facilities for older adults on how to implement trauma-informed practices and policies.
Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Correctional Treatment and Supervision
Publication Date: Oct 16 2018
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
This article provides a rationale for trauma-informed care (TIC) in correctional services, and challenges readers to think about offending behavior through the lens of trauma. Based on interdisciplinary research and cross-theoretical literature, TIC can help in our quest to develop relevant and successful programs, practices, and policies, and the best methods for delivering them. Using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s core principles of TIC, this article will make suggestions for the implementation of trauma-informed service delivery and practices across correctional settings. The authors translate trauma-informed concepts into practice behaviors through the acronym SHARE (safety, hope, autonomy, respect, empathy), which honors the principles of TIC recommended by SAMHSA and the principles of effective correctional rehabilitation. TIC in corrections may help improve the desired outcomes of successful re-entry and reduced recidivism.