Research Seminar with Delphine Collin-Vézina & Sarah McNamee - Implementing trauma-informed practices in child protection settings: Reflections on challenges and opportunities


Wilson Hall room 326, 3506 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2A7, CA

This presentation will focus on trauma-informed care intervention models, more specifically the Attachment, self-Regulation, and Competency framework (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010). ARC is a systemic, evidence-informed intervention framework for children, youth and families who have experienced multiple traumas, and is currently being implemented in several child protection agencies in Quebec.  The ARC framework is a model that identifies three core domains of intervention for children and adolescents and their caregiving systems as means to build resiliency: attachment, self-regulation, and competency. It is a multimodal and transtheoretical model that has great potential for generalizability because its flexibility allows for applications to diverse populations and settings (e.g. direct individual work with children, support for the caregiving system, programming at the milieu and system levels).  In addition to presenting the core components of the ARC model, we will present the conditions upon which a trauma-informed system of care in child welfare is created as well as the opportunities and challenges we have encountered while working with child protection agencies.

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Pamela Weightman
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