Reducing the Trauma to Children - Training

Children’s Justice Act: Reducing the Trauma To Children during Child Abuse Investigations, Removal and Out-of-Home Placement

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  • Training Curriculum – Reducing the Trauma of Investigation, Removal and Out-of-Home Placement in Child Abuse Cases  (adaptable to various audiences)

This 3 hour curriculum includes training modules with the following:

PDF files for Trainer’s manual, Power Point Slides, and Handouts at I:\Staff\GSSW\CWP\COMMON\Child trauma-initial placement\PSU Center Website\Training Curriculum.  Note: I did not convert the power point slides to pdf because there is a slide that includes an animated picture that doesn’t work in the pdf version.  I also wanted it to be adaptable so that people can pull out and use or even edit particular slides for their specific purposes or presentations.

NOTE: For information about ongoing training and presentations on this topic for caseworkers and foster/adoptive parents please contact Linda Bello and Sandra McIlhenny at the Child Welfare Partnership, Salem Office.
·  Linda Bello, Child Welfare Trainer; (503) 315-4271,
·  Sandra McIlhenny, Foster Adoptive and Relative Parent Trainer; (503) 365-4694,


Three parents and a foster youth tell their stories of children’s removal and placement along with highlights of what was done that was helpful in reducing trauma and suggestions for what might have been done differently in their cases to reduce trauma.  The video is arranged so that one or more short sections may be selected for trainings or presentations.

There will be a web based version of this available in the next couple of weeks.

  • Link to National Child Traumatic Stress ( training curricula.


    • Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit (2008)

    • Resource Parent Trauma Training Tookit (2009)

Will be available through NCTSN in December 2009