Promising practices and strategies for using trauma-informed child welfare practice to improve foster care placement stability: a breakthrough series collaborative

Child Welfare. 2011;90(6):207-25.


This paper will provide information on a recent Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) conducted by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on Using Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice to Improve Foster Care Placement Stability. Information on this particular BSC will be provided, followed by initial findings gathered from an evaluation of the BSC and metrics gathered by each of the nine participating teams throughout the BSC process. Specific trauma-informed promising strategies adopted by teams are presented along with recommendations for next steps.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Welfare / trends*
  • Foster Home Care / psychology
  • Foster Home Care / standards*
  • Foster Home Care / trends
  • Humans
  • Mental Health / education*
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Social Work / education*
  • Staff Development / methods
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / diagnosis
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / psychology*
  • Stress Disorders, Traumatic / therapy
  • Workforce