Trauma Toolkit Available
Developed by Public Health Nurses with the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) in Spokane Washington, the 123 Care Trauma Sensitive Toolkit was developed for caregivers of children including parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children to help caregivers become more trauma aware and sensitive. It is organized by topic, each offering a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids. The 178 page toolkit (4 MB) can be downloaded in its entirety or by individual sections.
Free Stewards of Children Workbooks
Missouri KidsFirst, through a grant from Missouri CTF, purchased a bulk order of Stewards of Children interactive workbooks and would like to make them available to statewide facilitators at no cost. Interactive Workbooks are required materials needed to conduct the child sexual abuse prevention curriculum Stewards of Children. This opportunity is part of a training initiative to educate as many Missourians as possible on the awareness, identification, and prevention of child sexual abuse. For information on how to receive the workbooks, please email Cherisse Thibaut at Missouri KidsFirst.
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Resources
The Child Welfare Information Gateway has made available five new fact sheets to promote the protective factors:
• Promoting Protective Factors for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
• Promoting Protective Factors for Children and Youth in Foster Care
• Promoting Protective Factors for In-Risk Families and Youth
• Promoting Protective Factors for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
• Promoting Protective Factors for Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect
Training Videos: Strong Parents Stable Children
Strong Parents, Stable Children: Building Protective Factors to Strengthen Families is now on video. The training was developed by Dr. David Schramm, University of MO Extension Services with funding from Missouri Department of Mental Health Project LAUNCH and the Children’s Trust Fund. The interactive 4-hour workshop is designed to provide an overview of the five protective factors for a wide audience including parents and child caregivers, educators, children service agencies, clergy/faith-based leaders and volunteers, business professionals, health care professionals and others. Participants learn new strategies to help families build their protective factors and enable children to thrive. The video segments featuring Dr. Schramm can benefit those who are new to the protective factors, as a refresher for those who have completed the training, as well as those who wish to introduce the protective factors in parenting classes and other audiences in the community.
Strengthening Families Brochure from CSSP
Check out the Strengthening Families Protective Factors brochure from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP). The six-page booklet includes tune up tips on each protective factor in an easy to understand format. Also explore other resources available on the Strengthening Families website from CSSP.