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5 Collaborations to Ensure Trauma-Informed Care for Youth and Families

A social worker comforts a young person.
1. Emergency shelter and drop-in center staff: Frontline staff may be the first to recognize what youth have been through. Train these staff members to assess each youth’s past trauma and ensure they’re pointed to appropriate services.

Youth who have gone through traumatic experiences have a range of needs. They may be best served by a group of service providers working in tandem.

When each organization of the partnership comes into contact with youth, that’s one more chance to assess the youth’s experience with trauma and to help them heal and build resilience. In this slideshow, we look at five types of people managers of runaway and homeless youth programs can work with to help youth who have experienced trauma.

For more information about trauma-informed care, read these articles from our archives:

"Trauma-Informed Care: Tips for Youth Workers"

"Database Presents Options for Assessing Child Trauma"

"Bright Idea: A Youth Drop-In Center Embraces Trauma-Informed Care"

"Webinar on Trauma-Informed Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Tribal Youth"

"Making Sure Your Domestic Violence Program Is Trauma-informed"

"Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services"

You may also want to check out the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence's Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit, which was developed for the Family and Youth Services Bureau.

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