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Nationwide efforts for trauma-informed care implementation and workforce development in healthcare and related fields: a systematic review

Oral et al. (2020) conducted a systematic review on nationwide efforts for trauma-informed care (TIC) implementation in various health and human service settings. TIC leads to significant improvements in clinical care, mental health outcomes, and service delivery, highlighting its importance in healthcare practice.

The Australian Childhood Maltreatment Study

The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) conducted by Haslam et al. (2023) provides the first nationally representative data on the prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia. Results indicate alarmingly high prevalence rates of various forms of child maltreatment, emphasising the need for trauma-informed care in child and family services to address its complex impact on children's wellbeing.

Trauma-informed care implementation in the child-and youth-serving sectors: A scoping review

Lowenthal (2020) conducted a scoping review exploring trauma-informed care (TIC) implementation in child and youth-serving sectors. Promising evidence suggests that TIC implementation can lead to a reduction in violent practices and incidents and improve service provider knowledge, attitudes, behaviour, and practice.

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care—Settings, Definitions, Interventions, Measures, and Implementation across Settings: A Scoping Review

Berring et al. (2024) conducted a scoping review exploring trauma-informed care (TIC) implementation across various settings. The review provides insights into methodologies, interventions, and outcome measures associated with TIC implementation, guiding practitioners in optimising practices.

Systematic review of organisation-wide, trauma-informed care models in out-of-home care (OoHC) settings

Bailey et al. (2019) conducted a systematic review to assess the efficacy of organisation-wide trauma-informed care models in out-of-home care settings. Findings highlight the potential positive impacts of these models on children and care providers, despite limited empirical evidence. Understanding the positive outcomes associated with such models can guide practitioners in implementing similar approaches to improve the wellbeing of children in their care.

Trauma-Informed Care Interventions Used in Pediatric Inpatient or Residential Treatment Mental Health Settings and Strategies to Implement Them: A Scoping Review.

Stokes et al. (2023) conducted a scoping review to examine trauma-informed care (TIC) interventions in paediatric mental health inpatient and residential settings. It provides a comprehensive analysis of TIC interventions, offering practical insights for improving care, measuring outcomes, and fostering innovative practices in paediatric mental health and residential settings. The identified strategies can guide practitioners in selecting, implementing, and evaluating TIC interventions to better address the needs of young people with trauma histories.

Adolescents using Family Violence (AFV) MARAM Practice Guidance Project 2022: Review of the evidence base

Adolescent violence in the home, AVITH, Service Delivery

This review by the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) highlighted the prevalence of experiences of adult perpetrated harm and other forms of trauma and marginalisation shared by young people using interpersonal harm. Considerations around disability and barriers to service engagement were also explored. This review is part of the development MARAM Practice Guidance regarding the use of family violence by young people.

Adolescent family violence in Australia: A national study of service and support needs for young people who use family violence

Adolescent violence in the home, AVITH, Family Violence, Service Delivery, Young People

This report by the Australian National Research Organisation for Women's Safety sheds light on the help-seeking experiences of young people using AFV, for whom only limited avenues for effective support currently exist. The report draws on the voices of more than 1,000 young people who self-reported using violence in the home.

Young people’s experiences of identity abuse in the context of family violence: A Victorian study

Adolescent violence in the home, AVITH, Children and Young People, Family Violence, lived experience, Young People

This study by Monash University provides an analysis of young Victorians’ (aged 16 to 20 years) self-reported experiences of gender-identity abuse, LGBTIQ+ identity abuse, and the cultural impacts of family violence victimisation. It forms part of a wider study contracted by Family Safety Victoria (FSV) to support the development of the Child and Young Person-focused MARAM practice guidance and tools.

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