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Resources by Topic: Trauma-informed care

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Children Are Overrepresented in Foster Care in States With the Largest Proportions of AIAN Children
Analyzes the disproportionate population of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the foster care system with percentage comparisons for 10 states. Discusses culturally relevant practices and policies to address AI/AN historical trauma that has exacerbated high rates of foster care usage.
Author(s): Deana Around Him
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Historical Trauma and Resilience When Responding to an Event in Indian Country
Describes historical trauma and its impact on Native American populations, and offers guidance for behavioral health responders when engaged in disaster preparedness and response efforts for tribal communities.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI) 2022 Resource Guide
Highlights information pertaining to the behavioral health equity for children and adolescents, American Indian and Alaska Native, and LGBTQ+ populations. Discusses workforce issues and trauma-informed care. Features resource papers, presentations, websites, toolkits, and pamphlets.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
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The Never-Ending Maze: Continued Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA
Report examining criminal justice, healthcare, and support service issues related to disparities in sexual violence for American Indian and Alaska Native women. Covers challenges due to jurisdictional limitations, challenges and opportunities in tribal policing, the need for training and access to rape kits at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, and culturally competent support for survivors of sexual violence.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Amnesty International
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Strategies to Support Healthy Relationships for American Indian and Alaska Native Fathers
Provides strategies that can be utilized by American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) fathers to develop strong coparenting and familial relationships that are based on AI/AN cultural values. Discusses benefits of supporting the fatherhood role, such as increased health and emotional benefits and a decrease in substance abuse and domestic violence in AI/AN communities. Includes strategies based on interviews with experts and fathers, a scan of available research, and an awareness of the historical trauma present in AI/AN communities.
Author(s): April Wilson, Isabel Griffith, Deana Around Him, et al.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Child Trends
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Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Programs Support Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Provides an overview of how 7 Tribal Home Visiting grantees provide support to American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) families during pregnancy and postpartum. Focuses on providing culturally competent care related to AIAN traditions, addressing historical and personal trauma in caregiving, improving maternal health outcomes, and providing education on breastfeeding, postpartum depression, healthy diet, and more.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, Tribal Home Visiting
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Benefits of a Telehealth Approach to Treating Mental Illness among Veterans in Rural Settings
Details a study on the VA's use of telemedicine to provide mental healthcare to rural veterans. Focuses on underserved veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially women with military sexual trauma (MST). Includes feedback from veterans on their experience with tele-mental health treatment.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Sex Trafficking and Substance Use: Identifying High-Priority Needs Within the Criminal Justice System
Summarizes proceedings from a workshop that examines the overlap of sex trafficking and substance use disorders (SUDs) to provide victim-centered and trauma-informed services. Discusses policies and stigma surrounding SUDs and the barriers for marginalized victims who try to access services. Provides commentary on the increased needs of rural and nonmetropolitan communities.
Author(s): Lynn Langton, Michael G. Planty, Duren Banks, et al.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Episode 69: Engaging Indigenous Families and Communities
Podcast discusses the approaches tribal communities have taken to support Native families. Highlights strategies employed by caseworkers to address trauma-related child welfare issues. Features a discussion with representatives of the National Native Children's Trauma Center.
Additional links: Podcast Transcript
Date: 11/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Whole-Person Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit
Provides information on whole-person care for housing stability and opioid use disorder (OUD), offering an overview of factors impacting homelessness and OUD, recovery models, and best practices to reduce stigma and develop trauma-informed care.
Additional links: Webinar: Whole-Person Care for People Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorder
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Homeless and Housing Resource Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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