Thanks to our colleague Dennis Romero, Regional Administrator for SAMHSA, for sharing this fact sheet listed below on the impact of trauma on children and youth.

MHANYS has been doing a lot of work in this area as well. Through the work of Deb Faust, MHANYS Director of Family Engagement and Suicide Prevention Services, we are developing a family based curriculum that incorporates issues of trauma as a core part of the curriculum.  Also, many of our public trainings are infused with the guiding principles of trauma informed care.

As we move down the road with transition to Medicaid Managed Care, we will continue to advocate with the State, Health Homes and with Health Plans, that trauma informed services be a core part of Health Home engagement and all HCBS services.

Thanks to our colleagues, at the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services for sharing.

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma, November 2014

This fact sheet discusses the nature of trauma, abuse, and neglect, as well as the effects of trauma on children and youth. Additionally, it suggests ways to help a child who has experienced trauma. Parents or foster parents who do not understand the effects of trauma may misinterpret their child’s behavior, and attempts to address troubling behavior caused by trauma may be ineffective or even harmful. By understanding trauma, parents and foster parents can help support a child’s healing, the parent-child relationship, and their family as a whole.

Website:

https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/content/parenting-child-who-has-experienced-trauma

 

 

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