Evaluating the Impact of Trauma on Children
Professionals who work with children may request that we perform a Trauma Informed Assessment or a Trauma Informed Consultation for a child who has been exposed to potentially traumatic events of abuse and neglect.
Trauma Informed Assessments are provided for children who have experienced physical or emotional trauma due to child neglect or child abuse.
- During an assessment, the team uses a series of specialized evaluation tools with the child to explore how trauma has affected the child’s functioning: cognitively, emotionally, behaviorally, and physiologically
- By gathering information from multiple areas of a young person’s life, the team is able to provide recommendations based on the child’s unique history
- Recommendations are focused on improving the child’s day-to-day functioning and supporting his or her safety in the community
During a consultation, the team meets with the professionals and the family members who are involved with the child and gathers information on the young person.
The team makes recommendations based on the information gathered to focus on improving the child’s day to day functioning and supporting his or her safety in the community.
Our Interdisciplinary Teams
Trauma Informed Assessments are provided by a local team of interdisciplinary professionals from Livingston County who have received specialized training. Members of our Assessment Teams receive advanced education and coaching from the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC). Teams include social workers, counselors, physicians, occupational therapists, and speech therapists.