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Over the last 10 years, there has been a sharp increase in the use of trauma-informed ways of working with children and young people. Trauma-informed models represent a systemic shift in practice, treatment, and the understanding of those who have survived traumatic childhoods. A trauma-informed approach highlights the impact that trauma has on both the individuals who have experienced traumatic events and on those who work with them on a consistent basis. This entry will provide a detailed look at what trauma-informed care is and how it developed from research in the fields of Psychology and Neurobiology.

The term trauma-informed has become a precursor for a multitude of institutions and practices. Trauma-informed has been applied to behavior management, care, discipline, health care, interviewing, investigations, justice, language, ...

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