Affiliates, advocates, and the Advisory Board are the headliners in this issue of IMPACT. The Network's Advisory Board plays a key role in shaping the Network's future, and this issue reports on the Board's summer meeting. Efforts by the Network's affiliate member in Delaware to shape statewide efforts on child trauma and the advocacy work of a trauma survivor are also featured. We also report on training activities and the Network's response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.
With this edition of IMPACT, the Network welcomes three additional Treatment Service and Adaptation Centers, funded earlier this year. The issue also features a number of articles on the Network's disaster-related work, including its response to the earthquake in Haiti and trainings in American Samoa. Other articles report on the efforts of DePelchin Children's center to help Texas child-serving systems become more trauma-informed, and describe how both professional training and personal history guide the work of one Native American clinician in the Network.
The Spring 2010 issue of IMPACT has a special focus on foster care. We showcase Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents and interview a woman who grew up in foster care and is trying to change the system. This issue also includes coverage of the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, sponsored by the Chadwick Center, and a description of the offerings in the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma.