Think Trauma

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About This Program

Target Population: Those working with juvenile justice system-involved youth which can include juvenile correctional or probation officers, youth care workers, teachers, social workers, judges, attorneys, guardian ad litems (GALs), or court-appointment special advocates (CASAs)

Brief Description

Think Trauma: A Training for Staff in Juvenile Justice Residential Settings is a skills-based, interactive trauma-focused training curriculum for frontline staff, educators, administrators, and others who work with adolescents in juvenile justice residential settings. The curriculum is developed in four modules and designed to be used in any program serving adolescents with trauma experiences that need all staff to have a common understanding of trauma and its impact. It can be used prior to implementing more trauma-specific services or beginning the journey of becoming a more trauma-responsive program. The manual contains specific and detailed information regarding with whom to implement, how to prepare for training, and provides prework which must be considered to prepare the organization. The curriculum itself is designed to be delivered either in full-day or modular form.

Program Goals:

The goals of Think Trauma: A Training for Staff in Juvenile Justice Residential Settings are:

  • Provide basic education about trauma to those working with youth
  • Assist staff to develop empathy and understanding for youth who have experienced trauma
  • Learn what strategies may be effective in working with youth with trauma
  • Assist staff to understand the impact that this work can have upon them
  • Provide staff and organizations strategies to deal with the array of stressors that come with working in these systems and with traumatized youth and families

Contact Information

Monique Marrow, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: UCONN-HC Center on Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice and University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children
Phone: (567) 868-9606

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2016