Building a Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative: A Guide for Adopting a Cross-System, Trauma-Informed Approach Among Child-Serving Agencies and Their Partners

This guide offers a framework and process for establishing a multi-system trauma-informed collaborative that addresses the impact of trauma on children and families. The guide identifies the collaborative as including the health care system as well as child welfare, education, early child development, first responder, and related systems; these components must support each other in policies and practices to best serve children exposed to violence and other adverse childhood trauma. The guide is designed for public agency administrators, local and state policy makers, trauma professionals, and other service stakeholders.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
June, 2020
Date: 
June 2020
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Children Impacted by Toxic Stress
    • Youth in Transition
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