Helping children and youth who have traumatic experiences


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

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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.”