Published August 21, 2017
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.