In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The definition and types of trauma.

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    What trauma-informed practice involves and why it’s important in foster care.

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    How trauma-informed practice can help rewire teen brains.

Key Takeaway

Most kids in foster care—maybe all of them—have experienced some form of trauma

Initially, we believed only men experienced trauma after catastrophic wars and physical injury. By the 1960s, trauma included the abuse of women, children and adolescents. Foster care itself may cumulatively add to the impact by severing important relationships and bonds, further traumatizing kids as they are removed from family, school and community. 

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