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Screening Alone Is Not Enough to Address Childhood Trauma

Year: 2019

A new brief from Child Trends warns against the increasing reliance on childhood screening alone to identify and respond to childhood trauma in individual children. Instead, experts Jessica Dym Bartlett and David Murphey recommend an alternative, more comprehensive approach that prioritizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective and helps children build resilience—rather than simply identifying those children who have had adverse experiences.