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Category: Trauma-Informed Care

3 Ways to Make Your Home Trauma-Informed

3 Ways to Make Your Home Trauma-Informed

We all want our home to be warm and welcoming; however, for friends and family who have experienced trauma, environmental factors can either trigger intense emotional pain or be instrumental in their healing journey. Being intentional about the physical and emotional manner of your home makes a significant impact on helping guests feel comfortable. Here are 3 quick and easy ways to make your home trauma-informed.

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Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Screening for Success: Developing a New Tool to Address Trauma

Every youth who enters foster care shares one common thread - the trauma of being removed from their homes and separated from their families. In 2018, Washington University conducted a needs assessment for our treatment foster care program. Based on their assessment, we are now collaborating with them to develop a screening tool to be used before placing a child in a treatment foster care home.

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Taking the Show on the Road

Taking the Show on the Road

Our staff recently presented a 90-minute workshop entitled “Space and Grace: Creating a Sustainable Organization through Self-Care and Self-Compassion” at the Alliance Senior Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Learn why it is such an important topic to have in our daily lives.

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ACEs: What Are They and How Do They Affect Us?

ACEs: What Are They and How Do They Affect Us?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative stress-inducing circumstances children experience that shape the way they process and interact with the world around them. The simple series of questions about one's childhood can predict the likelihood of a series of health difficulties later in life. Resilient KC even conducted an ACE Study in our very own backyard and the results were staggering.

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A Simple Way to Support Trauma-Informed Care

A Simple Way to Support Trauma-Informed Care

When children don't have the opportunity to heal from the trauma they've experienced, the unaddressed effects are enormous. Trauma affects a child's brain development. Their subsequent emotional and educational challenges can threaten their potential as a productive adult and they are at risk to experience major medical health issues. The Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Families Act seeks to identify children who have experienced trauma and provide immediate support.

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