(2020, January) | Useful to Parent Centers and others working with children who’ve experienced trauma.
Equipped with rapidly growing knowledge about how trauma can undermine young people’s healthy development and ability to learn, many youth-serving professionals, community leaders, and policymakers are infusing principles of trauma-informed practice into program design, implementation, and policy proposals. Creating Cultures of Care: Supporting the Whole Child through Trauma-Informed Practice shares important insights about trauma-informed practice, drawing from both the prevailing literature and on-the-ground community expertise.
Created by the Center for Promise, this 16-page 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) that 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.