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Clinical Professor Denise Krause, Associate Clinical Professor Susan Green, Samantha Koury, and PhD candidate Travis Hales publish article, "Solution-Focused Trauma-Informed Care: An Integration of Models"

Published August 21, 2017

Denise Krause
Susan Green

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 Welfare. 


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.