Various facets of complex trauma-informed residential services are explored in a newly-compiled series of resources developed by the Foundation Trust’s Dr. Joseph Spinazzola, Kaitlyn Marie Wilson and their colleagues.
The resources include two fact sheets to support residential program administrators and multidisciplinary staff members to better understand and respond to the effects of complex trauma on children and adolescent, as well as an article focusing on the importance of direct care staff in forging unified trauma-informed intervention teams for youth in residential programs. Another article addresses the need to challenge implicit discrimination and advance inclusivity in the staffing of residential programs in order to better reflect client’s racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and more effectively meet their diverse cultural and clinical needs.
Read and download the PDFs of these resources here:
- Complex Trauma Informed Services Fact Sheet for Residential Program Directors, Administrators, and Staff
- MVP, Surrogate Parent and Mentor: The Pivotal Role of Direct Care Workers in Trauma-Informed Residential Services for Youth
- Advancing Inclusivity in Trauma-Informed Residential Services and Staffing
- Complex Trauma Informed Services Fact Sheet for Residential Program Treatment Staff