Poster Presentation: Déjà Vu: Assessing Levels of Childhood Trauma Among Direct Care Staff in Youth Residential Treatment

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
William E. Berkhout, MA

Trauma-informed care has engrained itself into the lexicon and practice across the field of mental health. This study examines the relationship betwee and perhaps no setting sees more significant levels of trauma within client histories than residential treatment. Few would deny the importance of organizational adoapproaches to practice, yet often there are barriers to executing a truly trauma-informed model of treatment. This study assesses the relationship between levels of childhood trauma experienced by residential treatment direct-care staff and their belief in trauma-informed care. Results suggest how this dynamic can advance trauma-informed approaches in residential treatment.