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Title: Gender & Trauma: Somatic Interventions for Girls in Juvenile Justice: Implications for Policy and Practice
Contributors: Epstein, Rebecca
González, Thalia
Keywords: Juvenile justice, Administration of—United States
Psychic trauma in children—United States
Cognitive therapy
Female juvenile delinquents—Treatment—United States
Issue Date: 25-Apr-2017
Publisher: Georgetown University Law Center, Center on Poverty and Inequality
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Description: Trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and culturally competent somatic interventions can serve as critical components of physical and mental health approaches for system-involved girls by offering key coping strategies and skills vital for future development, as well as improved health outcomes. Demonstrated positive effects discussed in this report include: (1) improved self-regulation and other emotional development; (2) improved neurological and physical health; and (3) healthier relationships and parenting practices. The positive benefits of trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and culturally competent somatic interventions for girls give rise to two critical needs: (1) developing new programs that serve system-involved girls in juvenile justice facilities and residential placement programs; and (2) scaling up existing programs, with a focus on sustainability. Additional research should be conducted to develop a more comprehensive picture of how juvenile justice systems can fully integrate trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and culturally competent somatic interventions to address girls’ trauma and support their resilience.
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