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Cross-Over Youth Project: Considerations for Best Practice – Police Response

2019

Cross-Over Youth Project: Considerations for Best Practice – Police Response

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This tool was published by the Cross-Over Youth Project.

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Youth survivors of pervasive and/or complex trauma experience a profoundly diverse range of symptoms, which are not captured in the current definition of PTSD (Kolk, 2005). The risk for young people who are healing from treatment is that well-intentioned interventions by police officers and other service providers can lead to the re-traumatization of young people rather than rehabilitation. To help alleviate this problem, it is important to change the mindset and culture around youth that have experienced trauma. Only when a trauma-informed practice is the default setting can it be assured that the further re-traumatization of youth with complex histories of trauma won’t be an unfortunate by-product of a system that over-works police officers.

Cross-Over Youth Project. (2019). Considerations for Best Practice – Police Response. Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from https://crossoveryouthproject.squarespace.com/guidesandprotocols

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