Youth have a fundamental right to their families. A caseworker can help facilitate a safe and supportive environment during visitation by recognizing interactions and behaviors that are trauma reactions to the removal experience and by responding with trauma-informed strategies that minimize re-traumatization during a family’s time together. By increasing knowledge and skills about how to support and prepare parents or caregivers and their children for time together during visits, a caseworker is better equipped in their ability to be responsive and meet the unique needs of each family.

Author: Center for Tribes
Date: 2021