Trauma and Healing
Those working in child welfare often work with children and adults who are healing from a history of trauma. This Innovation Stream focuses on understanding trauma, including how it affects development; relationships, especially children’s relationship with caregivers; and parenting.
Child welfare in the states can help to redress the wrongs of history by taking action and implementing the Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA) effectively.
Ambiguous loss can cause challenging reactions and affect a child's behavior, relationships, and learning. Understanding ambiguous loss, its impact on children, and how to promote resiliency and healthy coping for them, is important for both child welfare intervention and prevention communities.
This document captures key concepts and discussion with the field on the special needs of individuals experiencing polyvictimization.