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Systems of Care: An Effective Strategy to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare who have Experienced Trauma

January 24, 2013

Another great opportunity to be involved in the important dialogue about the relationship between trauma and juvenile justice. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform present the webinar series, Crossover Youth and Trauma-Informed Care: Bridging Two Fields of Practice

This three-part webinar series highlights the characteristics of youth who cross between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The final presentation in the series, Systems of Care:  An Effective Strategy to Improve Outcomes for Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare who have Experienced Trauma, will be presented by the Honorable Elizabeth Thornton Trosch, District Court Judge, North Carolina, Gary M. Blau, Ph.D., Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Amanda Metivier, MSW, Facing Foster Care, Alaska on Tuesday January 22nd at 9:00am PST/12:00pm EST.  This presentation will describe the Systems of Care Initiative and how federal programs are realized at local levels. A Systems of Care grant recipient will discuss how she believes this approach was critical in providing trauma-informed practice with Crossover Youth in her courtroom. In addition, a consumer will draw from her experience in the juvenile court system to desribe how this federal program can impact the individual.

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