Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth


This bulletin summarizes the effects of early trauma on brain development and looks at steps child welfare professionals can take to screen for developmental delays and identify the trauma-affected children and youth in their care. It also looks at ways to access cross-sector, therapeutic, and evidence-based treatment to encourage healthy recovery for trauma-affected children and youth.

Publisher: Child Welfare Information Gateway/Children’s Bureau

September 2017 (12 pages)