This webinar focused on building a trauma lens that lends itself to utilizing a trauma-informed approach when providing services to American Indian children and families involved in child welfare. A trauma-informed child welfare system is defined and participants gained an understanding of how trauma influences development and brain chemistry. Common impacts of trauma for children, adults, families and communities were discussed as well as considerations for trauma-informed strategies that act as a buffer against the potential negative impacts of trauma.

Author: Center for Tribes