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READINGS & RESEARCH


Engaging Adolescents in Treatment (Tips for Mental Health Professionals)


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Behavioral Health


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This fact sheet discusses ways to better engage adolescents exposed to trauma.


Family Engagement and Involvement in Trauma Mental Health at a CAC


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Behavioral Health


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This fact sheet provides information on the importance of family engagement and potential barriers. Discusses specific strategies for family engagement, including how MDT partners can be involved in family engagement.


Parenting after trauma: Supporting parents and caregivers in the treatment of children impacted by violence


Source:

Infant Mental Health Journal

Audience:

Behavioral Health


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This articles advocates for the critical involvement and support of caregivers in  treatment for children and youth exposed to violence


The Critical Role of Caregivers/Parents in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Audience:

Behavioral Health


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This power point presentation by Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D. discusses the critical role of engaging caregivers in treatment for child trauma.


Evidence In-Sight: Best Practices in Engaging Families in Child and Youth Mental Health


Source:

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Audience:

General


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This report discusses available research findings on evidence-informed practices for engaging families in child and youth mental health care, describes the core principles for meaningful engagement, and gives examples of outcomes that have been associated with family engagement


Family Engagement Roadmap


Source:

Ontario Center of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Audience:

General


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This evidence-informed roadmap summarizes how to help organizations create a cultural shift that includes meaningfully engaging families.


What’s Sharing Power Got to Do with Trauma-Informed Practice?


Source:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

General


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This tip sheet provides information to providers about how to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice.


Family Engagement


Source:

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Audience:

Child Welfare


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This 2016 bulletin for professionals discusses the benefits and strategies for engaging families at the practice level and promoting family engagement at the systems level


In-session caregiver behavior predicts symptom change in youth receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). 


Source:

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Audience:

Behavioral Health


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This study examined different in-session caregiver behaviors and their relationship to youths internalizing and externalizing symptoms during trauma-focused treatment.


Supporting, Retaining & Recruiting Resource Families  


Source:

Public Child Welfare Training Academy

Audience:

Child Welfare


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This research summary outlines evidence-based practices around support models for resource families, best practices for developing retention programs, and promising practices around recruitment.