The Impact of a Trauma Informed Court

Impact of a trauma informed court trainingCASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County hosted “The Impact of a Trauma Informed Court” training on October 11, 2019 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Almost 200 child welfare professionals, attorneys, law enforcement members and volunteers attended the groundbreaking training.

Presented by Judge Carole Clark and her colleagues, the training was based upon the new film from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University, ALL RISE: For the Good of the Children. The film takes you inside the courtroom of an unconventional East Texas judge who uses a trauma-informed, trust-based approach to healing broken families in the child welfare system. Two families share how they transformed their lives through the support and intervention offered by Judge Clark and her team of lawyers, mental health experts and child advocates. View the film online HERE.

During the session, attendees explored the impact of early maltreatment and how to implement trauma-informed practices in the court system. It included a screening of the film, along with bonus footage, and a presentation about the trauma-informed practices and approach of Judge Clark’s court that was featured in the film.

Judge Carol ClarkIf you would like more information about the training, the film, or other ways to become involved, please contact CASA Training Manager, Ann Marie Ronsman: AnnMarie@CASASpeaks4Kids.com

*Photo credit: Emily Griffin Photography