Managing traumatized children: a trauma systems perspective.
Summary of "Managing traumatized children: a trauma systems perspective."
To review the current research on trauma-informed child-serving systems. Research on this topic, although sparse, is critically important because most children who come into contact with systems, including the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, have experienced at least one traumatic event. RECENT
Very little research has actually been done on this topic area. Although it makes intuitive sense to integrate a trauma-informed approach into child-serving systems, much more research needs to be conducted in order to determine the efficacy of trauma-informed thinking in child-serving systems.
A number of research studies have been conducted that focus on adults with co-occurring disorders who have received trauma-informed treatment. These results suggest that a 'trauma-informed' approach is a helpful and effective way to implement services. These same principles may be applied to work with children in order to create a 'trauma-informed child-serving system'. Twelve literature-supported and research-supported components of such a system are introduced in this review, ranging from the importance of specialized knowledge about trauma to trauma assessment and the value of trauma-informed policy.
Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Current opinion in pediatrics
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20717037
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0b013e32833e0766
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Trauma Severity Indices
Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.
Platelet-derived Growth Factor
Mitogenic peptide growth hormone carried in the alpha-granules of platelets. It is released when platelets adhere to traumatized tissues. Connective tissue cells near the traumatized region respond by initiating the process of replication.
Medical Record Administrators
Individuals professionally qualified in the management of patients' records. Duties may include planning, designing, and managing systems for patient administrative and clinical data, as well as patient medical records. The concept includes medical record technicians.
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.
Organization And Administration
The planning and managing of programs, services, and resources.
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