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ERIC Number: ED499571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Thinking Broadly: Financing Strategies for Child Traumatic Stress Initiatives. Financing Strategies Series
Gray, Aracelis; Szekely, Amanda
Finance Project
There is growing recognition of the impact of exposure to trauma on the social and emotional development of children and adolescents, and this recognition has spurred initiatives to improve the standard of care and increase the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of child trauma. Leaders of child traumatic stress (CTS) initiatives recognize that the goals they are trying to achieve cannot be accomplished by any one program or initiative. This brief presents a conceptual framework for financing CTS initiatives' work and a set of approaches that initiative leaders can implement to provide comprehensive and coordinated trauma supports and services. The brief describes five broad financing strategies and profiles successful approaches implemented across the country as well key issues that initiative leaders should consider when implementing these strategies. Although specific applications may vary from one CTS initiative to another, the broad principles and strategies that are outlined in this brief are relevant to a wide array of initiatives in states and communities nationwide. This brief is part of a series of tools and technical assistance resources on financing and sustaining CTS and other trauma-focused initiatives developed with support from the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles. A list of resources concludes the brief. (Contains 15 footnotes.) [The financing strategies framework described throughout this brief was adapted from The Finance Project's monograph, "Thinking Broadly: Financing Strategies for Comprehensive Child and Family Initiatives," developed under the direction of Executive Director Cheryl D. Hayes.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A