CTISP-DI Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Resources and Webinars

CTISP-DI Podcasts

Using Implementation Science When Delivering the RPC

In this 13-minute conversational podcast, Jared Martin, a Research Associate with the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and Lorena Avitea, LCSW, CTISP-DI team member, discuss the use of implementation science to accomplish the goal of sustainability of the implementation of the Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents (RPC) curriculum. Avitea also talks about using the four phases of the EPIS (Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainability) framework when Chadwick helped Volusia County, Florida Department of Children’s Services to create a countywide “supercommunity” around the RPC.

CTISP-DI Resources


Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for Organizations was created to highlight the organizational components that should be considered in regards to STS within four distinct phases in the life of the child welfare workforce and how to evaluate the components throughout all phases:

Hiring Phase

Critical First Three Months

The Cumulative Effect

Critical Incident Debriefing

Creating Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Systems

This eLearning course teaches the basics about trauma-informed child welfare and is a good introduction to the concept for those who have not delved into the resources included in the Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Toolkit.  It was developed by CTISP-DI and the Public Child Welfare Training Academy in San Diego, CA.  Click the title above for access to the course and the course’s learning objectives.

CTISP-DI Supercommunity Newsletters

These newsletters highlight some of the work being done in the CTISP-DI supercommunities and the cross-supercommunity workgroups:

Cross-System Workgroup Summary

The Cross-System Collaboration Workgroup, consisting of members of 4 of the Supercommunities and the Chadwick Center Staff, met monthly for 6 months and had several rich discussions on this complex topic.  Below is a link to the summary of this work:

CTISP-DI Webinars

What Does It Take To Become A Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System

To access the recorded webinar, please click on the title above.   Note:  The webinar starts at 2 minutes and 26 seconds into the recording.

This webinar, sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), describes the CTISP-DI project, the community assessment process with the supercommunities, and specific trauma-informed changes that have been implemented in the Rhode Island and Florida supercommunities. This webinar is presented by Jen Hossler, CTISP Staff member; Chrissy Curtis, Director of Clinical Services, Community Partnership for Children, Daytona, FL, from CTISP’s Volusia County Supercommunity; and Sarah Kelly-Palmer, Project Director, Adopt Well-Being Rhode Island, Family Service of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, from CTISP’s Rhode Island Supercommunity.