Trauma-Informed Systems

Children in foster care are involved with multiple systems and providers who have the potential to contribute greatly to a family’s recovery and resiliency from trauma. By communicating regularly with individuals and systems regarding the needs and care of children and families at ASCF, we attempt to create a collaborative, cohesive, and supportive child- and family-serving team that is united in its purpose to improve child and family functioning and well-being.

ASCF staff work to accomplish this through the following ways:

  • Initiating routine Child and Family Team Meetings among families and other services providers to ensure sharing of information and coordination of care;
  • Attending school meetings, court, and staffings;
  • Linking and referring children and families to needed services and supports.
“Adverse childhood experiences (trauma) are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.”
Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics