Helping children and youth who have traumatic experiences

Date: 2018
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Author

This short report highlights the incidence of traumatic experiences among children, the impact on their mental/emotional health and how trauma treatment through trauma-informed "Systems of Care" programs has shown a significant reduction in suicidal thoughts and attempts among trauma experienced children. Data were obtained from the Children’s Mental Health Initiative’s National Evaluation which looks at outcomes data on systems of care funded programs between 2009 and 2016.

The report has been released in observance of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2018: “Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma.” 

Populations:  Youth, Children Ages 12 and Younger, Adolescents
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Behavioral Health Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment