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Advancing Trauma-Informed Systems Change in a Family Drug Treatment Court Context

NCJ Number
242323
Journal
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions Volume: 13 Issue: 1 Dated: January - March 2013 Pages: 91-113
Author(s)
Laurie A. Drabble, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.; Shelby Jones, M.S.W.; Vivian Brown, Ph.D.
Date Published
March 2013
Length
23 pages
Annotation
A growing body of literature documents the importance of trauma-informed and trauma-specific services and systems change in both addiction treatment and child welfare fields.
Abstract
A growing body of literature documents the importance of trauma-informed and trauma-specific services and systems change in both addiction treatment and child welfare fields. The overall aim of this qualitative study was to explore barriers, benefits, and facilitating factors associated with a trauma-informed systems assessment and improvement initiative conducted in the context of a family drug treatment court (FDTC). Semistructured in-depth interviews with 12 key informants and historical analyses of project documents over a 4-year time span were conducted. Results underscore the relevance of trauma-informed systems change in collaborative contexts designed to address the complex needs of children and families. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.