Additional Resources

Children and Families Having a Choice and a Voice

This documentary, produced by JBS and the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development's National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, provides viewers with a clear picture of the impact home and community-based services are having on families and children. In 2005, Congress authorized a 5-year demonstration grant program to test whether children with serious emotional disturbances who meet the requirements to receive services from a psychiatric residential treatment facility could be successfully served in a cost-effective manner with their families in the community. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected nine States to participate in this demonstration. They ultimately provided community alternatives to residential treatment services to more than four thousand children. The demonstration successfully enabled most of the children to maintain or improve their functional status while in the program at less than a third of the cost of serving them in an institution.

The video includes basic trauma information and lessons learned. JBS is working with Georgetown University on the 5-year program, which is formally titled the Community Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Demonstration Grant Program. Section 6063 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 authorized up to $218 million for the demonstration, from fiscal years 2007 through 2011. A second video is planned to address trauma-informed practices.

To view the video, please visit the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development's National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at: Link.

Online Trauma Resources

In addition, the following trauma-related resources are available online:

  • A Closer Look: Trauma Informed Treatment in Behavioral Health Settings, January 2007, Disability Rights Ohio, Ohio Legal Rights Service, retrieved from Link
  • Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected byTrauma, The Workgroup on Adapting Latino Services (first edition, 2008), San Diego, California, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, retrieved from Link
  • After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers, 2008, FPG Snapshot, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, retrieved from Link
  • Anda, R., The Health and Social Impact of Growing Up with Adverse Childhood Experiences [the ACE Study]: The Human and Economic Costs of the Status Quo, retrieved from Link
  • Barth, R., Scarborough, A., Lloyd, E., Losby, J., Casanueva, C., Mann, T., Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children, 2008, study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, completed by Institute for Social and Economic Development, retrieved from Link
  • B. Bryan Post, Education and the Child of Trauma, 2012, the Post Institute, retrieved from Link
  • Conradi, L., Wherry, J., & Kisiel, C. (2011). Linking Child Welfare and Mental Health Using Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment PracticesChild Welfare90(6), 129-147. Abstract retrieved from Link
  • Cook, A., Blaustein, M., Spinazzola, J., & van der Kolk, eds. (2003). Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: White Paper from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Complex Trauma Task Force. Los Angeles, CA and Durham, NC: National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Retrieved from Link
  • Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems: A Guide for Administrators (2nd edition, 2013), The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project, San Diego, California, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, retrieved from Link (basic demographic information must be provided by the reader to access the full article)
  • Creating Trauma-Informed Systems of Child Welfare, 2011, Child Welfare Series, Center for Excellence in Children’s Mental Health, retrieved from Link
  • Cross, K., Complex Trauma in Early Childhood, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, retrieved from Link
  • Crystal, S., Olfson, M., Huang, C., Pincus, H., and Gerhard, T. (2009), Broadened use of atypical antipsychotics: Safety, effectiveness, and policy challenges, Health Affairs28(5):770, retrieved from Link
  • Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children, Executive Summary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, retrieved from Link 
  • Griffin, G., McClelland, G., Holzberg, M., Stolbach, B., Maj, N., & Kisiel, C. (2011). Addressing the impact of trauma before diagnosing mental illness in child welfare. Child Welfare90(6), 69-89. Abstract retrieved from Link
  • How Early Experiences Affect Brain Development, Zero to Three, Starting Smart, Second Edition, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, retrieved from Link
  • Landsverk, J., Burns, B., Stambaugh, L., & Reutz, J. (2009). Psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents in foster care: review of research literatureChild Welfare88(1), 49-69. Abstract retrieved from Link
  • Levitt, J. (2009). Identification of Mental Health Service Need Among Youth in Child Welfare. Child Welfare, 88(1), 27-48. Abstract retrieved from Link
  • Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2008 Factsheet, Child Welfare Information Gateway, retrieved from Link
  • Lou, C., Anthony, E., Stone, S., Vu, C., & Austin, M. (2008). Assessing Child and Youth Well-Being: Implications for Child Welfare Practice. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 5(1/2), 91-133. Retrieved from Link
  • Maddox, S., Trauma in Children and Related Learning Problems, Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project, Emory University School of Medicine, retrieved from Link
  • National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW), 1997-2010, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, retrieved from Link
  • Perceptual and Motor Development Domain, California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations, California Department of Education, retrieved from Link
  • Perry, B. (2009). Examining Child Maltreatment Through a Neurodevelopmental Lens: Clinical Applications of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.  Journal of Loss & Trauma, 14(4), 240-255. Retrieved from Link 
  • Perry, B., Effects of Traumatic Events on Children (booklet), The Child Trauma Academy, retrieved from Link
  • Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Information Memorandum [ACYF-CB-IM-12-04], retrieved from Link
  • Promoting the Safe, Appropriate, and Effective Use of Psychotropic Medication for Children in Foster Care, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Information Memorandum [ACYF-CB-IM-12-03], retrieved from Link
  • Protecting Students with Disabilities, Interrelationship of IDEA and Section 504, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, retrieved from Link
  • Ringeisen, H., Casaneuva, C., Smith, K., & Dolan, M. (2011). NSCAW II Baseline Report: Children’s Services, OPRE Report #2011-27f, Washington, D.C.; Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, retrieved from Link  
  • Robertson, A. 2008, The Longterm Effects of Childhood Trauma and Abuse, University of Phoenix, retrieved from Link
  • Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings, August 2006 Issue Brief, Alliance for Excellent Education, retrieved from Link
  • Semrud-Clikeman, M., Social Competence in Children (synopsis of book), Michigan State University, retrieved from Link 
  • Smithgall, C., DeCoursey, J.,Yang, D., Haseltine, L., Parents’ Pasts and Families’ Futures: Using Family Assessments to Inform Perspectives on Reasonable Efforts and Reunification, 2012 , Chapin Hall, University of Chicago, retrieved from Link 
  • Solchany, J., 2011, Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, retrieved from Link 
  • Spaccarelli, Steve (1994).  Stress, Appraisal, and Coping in Child Sexual Abuse: A Theoretical and Empirical Review.  Psychological Bulletin, 116 (2), 340-362. retrieved from Link
  • The Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice, 2008, Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit: The Essential Elements, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, retrieved from Link
  • Trauma and Critical Incident Care for Humanitarian Workers, Headington Institute self-study unit, retrieved from Link
  • Trauma Treatment for Children: Trauma Informed Foster Care, 2011, Traumatic Stress Institute, retrieved from Link
  • Using Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Interventions to Promote Social and Emotional Well-Being, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Blueprints Conference.  Link
  • Vandivere, S., Allen, T., Malm, K., McKindon, A., & Zinn, A. (2011). Technical Report #2: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program Impacts, Child Trends, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from Link
  • Wells, D., 2004, Disturbing the Sound of Silence: Mental health services’ responsiveness to people with trauma histories, Mental Health Commission, Occasional Paper No. 6, retrieved from Link   
  • Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, July 2009 Final Report, Missouri Blue Ribbon Task Force, retrieved from Link