Addressing Birth Parent Trauma: Pathway to Reunification (Chapter 11 in Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems).
Thompson, Elizabeth A.
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This chapter highlights the Addressing Birth Parent Trauma intervention. It discussed the impact of trauma on birth parents in the areas of individual coping, parenting capacity, and interactions with the child welfare system, describes how the intervention allows workers’ interactions to be more trauma-informed and facilitates birth parent recovery from their own trauma histories that may interfere with their ability to parent and interact with services providers, and explores challenges to implementation, evidence of success, and application strategies for the approach. 2 tables and 49 references.
BIRTH PARENTS; BIRTH PARENT COUNSELING; SCREENING; CHILDHOOD TRAUMA; TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE; ADULTS ABUSED AS CHILDREN; FAMILY REUNIFICATION; INTERVENTION