Polyvictimization and Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy
07/11/13 - 07/11/13
American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law (More Detail)
||Omni Shoreham Hotel
|Identifying past exposure to multiple forms of victimization and trauma is key to effective advocacy for court-involved children and youth. Recent research shows the impact of trauma on child development is dramatic. As an advocate for children and families, it is essential to identify and properly address children's trauma experiences.
This full-day preconference brings together trauma experts representing mental health services and legal advocacy to help participants:
-Learn how to identify clients' trauma histories.
-Understand how polyvictimization and a trauma history can impact the behavior and experience of children and youth both in and out of court.
-Adopt strategies for communicating with child clients who have experienced trauma.
-Explore how to ethically and practically use trauma information to secure appropriate evidence-based, trauma-informed services for children and youth.
-Apply models of trauma-informed legal advocacy in dependency and delinquency cases.
||Director, Child and Adolescent Health
||ABA Center on Children and the Law