Team Support and Resources

Increase Psychoeducation

  • Recommend team to increase psychoeducation on the effects of trauma for a trauma-informed approach
  • For example, trauma-informed ways to view the youth’s behavior includes asking, “what is the youth communicating when they behave in this manner?”
  • Examples of trauma-informed ways to assess dysregulating behaviors:
    • Is the youth’s current threshold level not matched with the activity?
    • Has the youth been participating in this activity for too long?
    • Is the youth having difficulties communicating their thoughts with words?
    • Does the youth have sensory difficulties associated with the environment?


Psychoeducational Resources:


Building Regulation and Co-Regulation:


Grief Support Resources:


Trauma-Informed Practice:


Juvenile Justice Resources:


Domestic Violence Resources:


Reunification Resources:


Book Recommendations:

Trauma-informed Reading: What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, and Oprah Winfrey

Treatment team members may find ideas and support in: Treating Explosive Kids, The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. and J. Stuart Ablon

Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie C. Dietzel




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