Practice Guide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed a series of facilitator guides dedicated to teaching caregivers about Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care. 

This guide, devoted to module one, helps trainers explain trauma and its affects on children and teens.

Download the associated presentation deck

The full curriculum, designed to support children with trauma histories, has four modules. These modules cover: 1) trauma’s impact; 2) strategies to address trauma; 3) coping with difficult behavior; and 4) generating signals of safety.

April 7, 2017

Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    What facilitators should say at each point in the 46-slide module.

  2. 2

    A basic definition of trauma and the three types of trauma.

  3. 3

    How to help caregivers identify a survival-in-the-moment response.

  4. 4

    What caregivers need to focus on in each of the four stages of behavior.

Key Takeaway

n module one, caregivers learn how trauma can shape a child’s emotions and behaviors

This guide walks a facilitator — slide by slide — through the module’s content, which introduces participants to trauma’s impact on both children and caregivers. Participants will learn about assessing a child and working with their child’s team to develop interventions that prevent survival-in-the-moment episodes.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations