Trauma-informed Care for Juvenile Justice Staff Must Include Self-care
Juvenile justice professionals are evolving to better understand the impact of trauma on youth. In 2012 the U.S. Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence called for organizations to provide trauma-informed care and develop trauma-informed policies.
Since 2013 in Texas, all juvenile supervision officers receive state-mandated trauma-informed care training. The six-hour training provides critical components that go beyond traditional verbal de-escalation techniques many agencies used previously to respond to youth with escalating, trauma-based behaviors...
...Trauma care of youth, those who are justice-involved and those who are not, begins first with good employee self-care, which is intertwined with good team care.