miércoles, 20 de marzo de 2013


Redefining Residential: Trauma-Informed Care in Residential Treatment

K. Sisson.

American Association of Children's Residential Centers, AACRC, 2010

A significant number of children and youth served in residential treatment programs have suffered overwhelming stress and trauma prior to placement. Residential programs have typically striven to create safe, comfortable, and nurturing environments in which children could work through issues and develop new skills, but have also implemented practices and interventions that have at times had the unintended effect of retraumatizing the youth or triggering traumatic reenactments. Many organizations have implemented changes to become more trauma-sensitive, but it is important that programs keep pace with the advances in knowledge generated by the explosion of neurobiological research in the past decade.”