On September 16, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP will host a 1-hour webinar, “Understanding Trauma in the Context of Juvenile Justice Systems.” Nearly all youth who enter the juvenile justice system have experienced trauma, often as a result of exposure to violence. Building practitioner skills to understand the impact of trauma on youth and to structure systems that support youth is critical for successful outcomes. The presenters will describe the causes and characteristics of trauma and traumatic stress reactions and provide examples of how routine juvenile justice system practices can function as triggering events for youth. Presenters will also offer strategies to address traumatic stress reactions of youth.
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This webinar is presented as part of the Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative. The OJJDP-administered initiative provides technical assistance to help states develop, modify, and implement policy and practice that reduce children’s exposure to violence, consistent with recommendations from the Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
Access OJJDP's National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence