My agency has staff that participate on Foster Care Review Boards and they have noticed that some of the practices associated with children and families that participate in foster care review boards are not trauma sensitive. Does anyone have a toolkit or practices that can be used for children and families? Currently, staff have brought fidget toys, paper/pens, stuffed animals, etc. to occupy children or provide comfort as they talk with the board. Foster care workers provide insight into potential triggers for children that can be avoided by board members. Are there other practices available to infuse within these meetings?
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Keeping them safe and in their own home by whatever means necessary; removing the parents to rehab and adding a responsible known relative, or, second-best, a trained foster parent temporarily. "Trauma informed" recognizes that the government separating kids from siblings and entire family structures creates a primary trauma equal to or greater than pre-existing trauma in children. So don't do it. #FirstDoNoHarm