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Trauma-informed Care

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SPARCS Intervention Helps Youth Cope in the Here and Now
This article describes Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress, or SPARCS, an evidence-based therapy that aims to help youth who have experienced complex trauma cope moment-to-moment, cultivate consciousness, create connections and meaning, and ultimately connect with others more effectively.

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Primary Sources: How Do Homeless Youth Define Trauma and Its Impact on Them?
Researchers asked homeless youth how they define trauma and how their thoughts are shaped by personal experience.

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What Is Toxic Stress and How Can You Help Young People Experiencing It?
The Center for Youth Wellness' new whitepaper, "An Unhealthy Dose of Stress," highlights the challenges children face when exposed, over and over, to "adverse" experiences.

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Q&A: Helping Families Protect Themselves From Recurring Trauma
University of Maryland Principal Investigator Laurel Kiser says routine-building is one step in the right direction.

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Primary Sources: Can Mental Health and Housing Services Help Youth Hold Down a Job?
Researchers tested whether the Individual Placement and Support, or IPS, model, an approach to workforce development, helps homeless young adults with mental illness stay employed.

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Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers tips on trauma-informed care for substance abuse and mental health professionals.

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Spotlight on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Road to Healing
We talk to experts about how the evidence-based practice Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or TF-CBT, works and how youth- and family-serving agencies can use it to foster healing.

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Most At Risk: Population-Based Approaches for Helping Trafficking Victims
Research shows that a focus on specific populations is the most effective way to help trafficking victims. We take a look at some of the most at-risk young people and how to serve them.

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An Art Exhibit by Homeless Youth Displays Their Love of Music, Their Creativity and Their Humanity
One hundred twenty-nine formerly homeless young people designed fictional instruments, and an exhibition of their sketches is starting conversations all over Washington state.

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Bright Idea: A Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter Lets Survivors Keep Their Four-Legged Friends
At the domestic violence shelter run by Family Assistance Program in Victorville, CA, there’s a dog run in the yard and waterproof flooring and doggy doors in two of the five rooms.

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