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SAMHSA Study Finds Trauma-Informed Care Improves Children's Health

(5/11/2011)

SAMHSA Study Finds Trauma-Informed Care Improves Behavioral and Emotional Health of Children

SAMHSA Press Office
May 3, 2011

According to data released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children and youth affected by traumatic events improve their functioning in community-based "system of care" programs. Traumatic events can include witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse; violence in families and communities; natural disasters; wartime events and terrorism; accidental or violent death of a loved one; and a life-threatening injury or illness.

Read the SAMHSA Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1105035654.aspx


Keywords: SAMHSA study, trauma-informed care, behavioral health, emotional health, children



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