Child protection agencies have come to recognize the critical importance of trauma-informed services for children and families’ well-being. Accordingly, there has been a movement toward becoming a trauma-informed system, which is more than a set of discrete tasks or tools. Rather, it means adopting a systems-wide and cross-agency approach that focuses on healing and building resiliency. Using a comprehensive approach, with a broad array of interventions and the support of trauma-sensitive professionals and caring adults, the effects of trauma can be reversed.
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