Nearly all youth who enter the juvenile justice system have experienced trauma—often as a result of exposure to violence. Building practitioner skills to understand the impact of trauma on youth and to structure systems that support youth is critical for successful outcomes. This webinar defined trauma and traumatic stress reactions, identified how routine juvenile justice practices can function as triggers for youth, provided real life examples of youth behavior resulting from experiences of trauma, and offered strategies for the juvenile justice system to address traumatic stress reactions. This webinar was presented on September 16, 2016, as part of the Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative and in partnership with the in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Questions that were submitted during this webinar that time did not allow for us to answer can be found in this document