Creating Stability to Heal from the Trauma of Foster Care
People assume that I am completely self-sufficient after leaving foster care. The truth is that I still struggle, writes Sarai Embaye.
The ‘20s and Youth Services: A Guess at What Comes Next
The last calendar year of the ‘10s has come and gone, and the fields of child welfare and juvenile justice move on to a new decade. For the past two weeks, The Imprint has counted down some of our top storylines from 2019.
Hurricanes Impact Kids in Foster Care, Foster Families
Since August, America’s shores have been pummeled by Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey. Each has displaced thousands and wreaked havoc on some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. Among those impacted are some of the most vulnerable citizens of this country — kids in foster care.
Successful Survivors: Translating the Effects of Trauma into Life Skills
Millions of people fail to reach their full potential. They feel “stuck” in unhappy relationships or struggle on the job and financially. Some have experienced so much adversity that they’ve lost hope of improving their situations.
The ‘Silent Epidemic’ of Child Trauma
As director of the School Mental Health unit at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Pia Escudero supervises more than 300 psychiatric social workers, clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.
What Should Trauma-Informed Cities and Counties Ask Their States for?
The people who are doing most of the pioneering work to integrate trauma-informed, resilience-building practices based on ACEs research (writ large) are doing so in cities and counties across the U.S.
Facts for Policymakers: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth
A brief from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network aims to give policymakers updated information and perspectives about the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSEC). Based on a recent journal article, the brief looks at current findings and offers suggestions that could improve screening and treatment protocols for exploited youth.
Partnering with Primary Care: A Mental Health Consumer Perspective
by Kelechi Ubozoh, Communications Director for Peers Envisioning and Engaging Recovery Services (PEERS) When I was first diagnosed with depression, I was too young to understand what it meant. My parents had just gotten divorced, and I started seeing a child therapist to help me cope with the separation.