Becoming a Trauma-Informed Court

“A trauma-informed court is one that approaches court-involved individuals from a perspective of “what happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” and does so to create a more healing approach to the environment, policy and practice. Most families that come into court with child welfare cases are in crisis, therefore courts could be considered “socio-legal emergency rooms.”1 By approaching the view of the court this way, stakeholders can prevent re-triggering and re-traumatizing families.” Read more here.