Child Welfare

Report: Psychotropic Medication Use among Children Who Are Subjects of Child Protective Services Investigations: Does Court Oversight Matter?

This brief examines courts’ roles in overseeing psychotropic medication prescriptions for children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigations. It also explores the relationship between oversight roles, rates of psychotropic medication use, and rates at which children were re-reported to child protection agencies.

Report: Children Living with Parents Who Have a Substance Use Disorder

This report presents estimates of the number of children aged 17 or younger who lived with a parent with a substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or illicit drug use disorder based on combined data from the 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

Resource: Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth

This film highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework.

Resource: Complex Trauma Fact Sheets

This series of fact sheets describes complex trauma and provides recommendations for a variety of audiences on how to support youth. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Complex Trauma and Developmental Trauma Disorder Work Group, the fact sheets include: