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Treating Youth and Trama Article

posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:13 PM by Anastasia Quinn Keck

Check out for an article on treating youth and trauma by Cathy M. Weiss.

She says: "our system and the service providers we contract with must develop the capacity to be trauma-informed and educationally sound. No child should ever leave care more traumatized and less educated than when she arrived. And none should be jeopardized by a system that failed to be trauma-informed.....Instead of seeing troubled young people as "prisoners," best practice suggests that we see them as "patients." In the medical world, care managers know that treating a patient requires knowledge of the individual's past and a plan for the future. Such continuity of care saves lives. It's time we apply that same level of care to traumatized young people."