Helping children and youth who have experienced traumatic events: Mental Health Awareness Day, May 3, 2011

Date: 2011
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This fact sheet explains how traumatic events can affect children’s well-being and behavior and how two programs the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network address the needs of those children.  Results of these trauma-informed care programs included fewer suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.

Populations:  Youth
Settings:  Schools, Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Depression/Bipolar, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Postvention