Supporting child welfare practice through an integrated practice model: Trauma, attachment and resilience into action

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2023
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Lotty, Maria
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Irish Association of Social Workers
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This article discusses the current challenging practice climate that child welfare professionals are working in. It discusses the relevance of trauma-informed care as response to support the standard of care in child welfare systems. It highlights the lack of conceptual clarity in trauma-informed care and the need for a research-based approach to progress the field. In response a practice model, TARA, has been developed that may support integration of trauma-informed practices into existing child welfare practices. The model is defined, the key principles presented and discussed in the context of the current practice climate of child welfare practice and ongoing research.
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Child protection and welfare , Child welfare practice , Trauma-informed systems , Trauma-informed care , Trauma-informed practice
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Lotty, M. (2023) 'Supporting Child Welfare Practice through an integrated practice model: Trauma, Attachment and Resilience into Action', The Irish Social Worker, Winter, pp. 11-20