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Publication Offers Best Practices for Serving Victimized and Traumatized Children

October 5, 2012

Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates coverThe Safe Start Center has released "Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates," a 16-page brief that examines the prevalence and impact of child victimization and exposure to violence. The publication also covers trauma-related stress symptoms, assessments, and treatments; offers practice tips for judges, attorneys, and court-appointed special advocates; and provides guidance for advancing policy to support trauma-informed practice.

Resources:

Learn about the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative.

Access additional publications and resources from the Safe Start Center.

Read the results of the OJJDP-sponsored National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence.