Chapin Hall Child and Family Policy Forum: Children Whose Parents Have Experienced Childhood Trauma — Challenges, Obligations, and Reasonable Efforts for Reunification

In this forum, we discussed findings from a Chapin Hall report in which researchers identified a subset of parents involved with the child welfare system who have extensive childhood trauma experiences and face multiple challenges or service needs. These findings have implications for caseworker engagement and service interventions, and they also raise fundamental questions about our obligation and approaches to working with parents, protecting children, and promoting well-being. This forum also discussed changes to policies and practices in the child welfare, legal, and human services fields that may be necessary in order to improve the well-being of this group of children and their families.

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