A Trauma-Informed Model for Supporting Pre-adoptive Placements

  • Jennifer Jorgenson
  • Jessica Strolin-Goltzman
  • Amy Bielawski-Branch
  • Janine Beaudry
  • Jill Richard


Providers and caregivers within the child serving system of care are often inadequately educated, trained, or supported. Within the child serving system of care, there is a clear need for interdisciplinary system intervention models that support the child and family by providing trauma-informed and trauma-responsive training, coaching, and related services to (a) foster and pre-adoptive caregivers, (b) the child welfare workforce, and (c) the mental health workforce. This chapter describes an initiative being implemented in one state to improve the likelihood for trauma consolidation and well-being and increase the prospects for healthy adjustment and stable, successful adoption.


Foster care Training Trauma-informed systems Interagency collaboration 



We are grateful for the financial and programmatic support provided by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services grant number 90CO1119. We assume sole responsibility for the contents of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Jorgenson
    • 1
  • Jessica Strolin-Goltzman
    • 1
  • Amy Bielawski-Branch
    • 1
  • Janine Beaudry
    • 1
  • Jill Richard
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services, Child Welfare Training PartnershipBurlingtonUSA

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