The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) Visit disclaimer page has released a toolkit with practical tips and strategies that service providers, case managers, and organizations can use when providing trauma-informed care to foreign national minors. This is the second toolkit USCRI has published this year, following their Safety Planning toolkit Visit disclaimer page released in March.
A collaboration with Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) Visit disclaimer page , the Trauma-Informed Case Management with Foreign National Children and Youth Survivors of Trafficking toolkit provides a framework that TVAP providers can use to respond to the complex needs of minors who have experienced human trafficking.
The toolkit describes the different types of trauma that foreign national minors can experience from being trafficked, as well as the physical and psychological ailments that individuals with trauma can have. The toolkit also outlines the principles of trauma-informed care, providing specific scenarios for implementing trauma-informed case management and emphasizing the importance of establishing trust, support, and transparency with youth in need of services.