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Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding the Impact of Systemic Trauma

Trauma-informed care is a critical aspect of providing support to children in foster care. However, it is not just individual traumatic experiences that impact children in foster care. Systemic trauma, such as racism and poverty, can also have a significant impact on a child's development and well-being. At Anthony's Villa, we are committed to providing trauma-informed care that takes into account the impact of systemic trauma on the children in our care.

Systemic trauma refers to the impact of systems, structures, and policies that perpetuate inequality and oppression. This can include poverty, racism, and other forms of discrimination. Systemic trauma can have a significant impact on children in foster care, particularly those from marginalized communities. It can lead to a range of negative outcomes, including poor academic performance, behavioral problems, and mental health issues (Crenshaw, 2018).