Congratulations to Clinical Professor Denise Krause, Clinical
Associate Professor Susan Green, Samantha Koury, and PhD candidate
Travis Hales on the publication of their article, "Solution-focused
trauma-informed care (SF-TIC): An integration of models," in
the Journal of Public Child Welfare.
Krause, D. J., Green, S.A., Koury, S. P., & Hales, T. W.
(2017). Solution-focused trauma-informed care (SF-TIC): An
integration of models. Journal of Public Child
Trauma-informed care is a rapidly emerging approach in child
welfare and is significantly aligned with the core tenets and
techniques of solution-focused practice. The integration of
solution-focused practices and trauma-informed care offers an
alternative to the problem-solving method frequently employed in
child welfare. This paper describes and demonstrates how using a
Solution-Focused Trauma-Informed Care (SF-TIC) approach can shift
individuals and systems from a problem-solving focus to solution
building. SF-TIC provides individuals with concrete skills,
language and knowledge to effectively avoid inadvertent
re-traumatization. Evaluation of this approach is in its infancy
and future research is warranted.