Gender & Trauma: Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice
Trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and culturally competent somatic interventions can serve as a critical component of physical and mental health approaches for system-involved girls by offering key coping strategies and skills vital for future development, as well as improved health outcomes.
The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story
...the leading cause of arrest for girls are minor offenses such as misdemeanors, status offenses, outstanding warrants, and technical violations. And the decision to arrest and detain girls in these cases has been shown often to be based in part on the perception of girls’ having violated conventional norms and stereotypes of feminine behavior, even when that behavior is caused by trauma.
The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders
...Compared to youth in the general population, juvenile justice-involved youth have been found to have a greater likelihood of having experienced multiple forms of trauma, with one-third reporting exposure to multiple types of trauma each year. Placement in Child Protective Services and foster care due to parental maltreatment made unique contributions to the risk for delinquency in 9,602 [...]
Disrupting the Path from Childhood Trauma to Juvenile Justice: An Upstream Health and Justice Approach
Numerous studies conclude that juvenile justice systems should become more “trauma-informed” so that those systems can better respond to the needs of traumatized youth. For example, juvenile justice institutions often lack the necessary systems to screen for behavioral health needs, and there is critical need for improved screening for trauma in particular. Specific screening and services [...]
Beyond ACEs Webinar
National Crittenton and ASCEND at the Aspen Institute for Beyond ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), hosted a webinar highlighting topline findings of the 2014 administration of the ACEs survey at 18 Crittenton agencies in 16 states. The webinar covers the use of well-being questions, piloted by seven of the participating Crittenton agencies, in domains of connection, coping and stress. The [...]