Building a Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative is designed to help child-serving agencies and their partners build a coordinated and more effective response to child trauma, and to support jurisdictions as they look to further coordinate services and response across diverse stakeholders.
The guide is intended for an audience of state or local policymakers, public agency administrators, trauma experts, provider partners, and other stakeholders. The guide:
- Provides an overview of the types, prevalence, and effects of trauma and its implications for child-serving systems;
- Offers a framework for a coordinated trauma-informed approach within or across health care, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, early child development, first responder, and other child-serving systems; and
- Includes a staged process for launching a multi-system trauma-informed collaborative and supporting the adoption of a cross-sector trauma-informed approach.