Faculty Publications

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Publication Date

January 2013

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Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions


A growing body of literature documents the importance of trauma-informed and trauma-specific services and systems change in both addiction treatment and child welfare fields. The overall aim of this qualitative study was to explore barriers, benefits, and facilitating factors associated with a trauma-informed systems assessment and improvement initiative conducted in the context of a family drug treatment court (FDTC). Semistructured in-depth interviews with 12 key informants and historical analyses of project documents over a 4-year time span were conducted. Results underscore the relevance of trauma-informed systems change in collaborative contexts designed to address the complex needs of children and families.


This manuscript is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, volume 13, issue 1, 2013. Copyright Taylor & Francis; the Version of Record is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1533256X.2012.756341.
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