By Sam Macer

This is a “must have” trauma management information piece for your Foster Parenting Tool Box from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. However, this information may assist any family or caregiver who has a non-foster care child who has experienced some type trauma.


“ARC, or Attachment, Regulation and Competency, is a framework for working with children and teens who have experienced trauma”. ARC builds on the resilience of children, teens and families.

Trauma can:
“Be predictable (such as sexual abuse) or unpredictable (such as parental mental health issues)”. ….“Trauma responses are designed to help the child or teen protect himself or herself and survive”.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

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