Supportive systems: state-wide implementation of trauma-informed care for youth

Creating service environments that acknowledge the specific needs and sensitivities of young people who have experienced trauma is essential to building trauma-informed healthcare systems. Young people with trauma histories are likely to engage with, and move between, multiple services and systems. This highlights a need for system-wide collaboration on the implementation of trauma-informed approaches. This research bulletin reviews four examples of state-wide implementation of trauma-informed care from the United States. It focuses on the latest evidence on how the principles of trauma-informed care can be operationalised in different settings.