Introducing a trauma-informed capability approach in youth services

Hickle, Kristine (2020) Introducing a trauma-informed capability approach in youth services. Children & Society, 34 (6). pp. 537-551. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

Trauma-informed practice has been developing for decades, though much remains unknown regarding how it is understood and practised. Drawing upon focus group data from an evaluation of a trauma-informed approach (TIA) implemented by an organisation in Southeast England, this paper provides a unique perspective of 31 staff members and 18 young people. Results indicate how choice and control, key elements of a TIA, align with the Capability Approach (CA). The CA is then used as a novel analytic framework to examine the data. A ‘Trauma-Informed Capabilities Approach’ is introduced as a holistic, person-centred way of conceptualising young trauma survivors’ wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
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Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 07:31
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 13:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90816

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