Tag: Trauma

February 13, 2024

Seeking professional help for mental health

This segment aired on KPRC Click2Houston on February 13, 2024.  Psychologist Dr. Julie Kaplow talks about how shootings affect people and how to reach out for help if you or someone you know is facing…

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October 12, 2023

Uvalde Region Mental Health Needs Assessment

SUMMARY - In the wake of a deadly school shooting that rocked the community of Uvalde, Texas and the entire country on May 24, 2022, Uvalde has demonstrated remarkable courage and resilience. However, the...

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September 7, 2023

Discussing school safety with kids

This article was published by Click2Houston on September 7, 2023. Students are well-informed about school safety and they probably have more opinions than you may know. That is why discussing fears or concerns with your…

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June 24, 2022

Understanding PTSD in Children & Adolescents

In recognition of PTSD Awareness Day, the Trauma and Grief Center is sharing information about PTSD in children and adolescents. The early identification and timely treatment of PTSD in children can help to eliminate long-term…

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May 31, 2022

Uvalde Resources

The devastating tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, will have ripple effects across communities, our state, and the nation in the months and even years to come. Similar to adults, children and adolescents are likely to experience…

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May 12, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on First Responders

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, May 11-15 is Police Week, with May 15 designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. This coincidence of the calendar illustrates a real fact: the first responders…

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April 21, 2020

Effects of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 1)

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) issued the first in a series of white papers analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which focused on how an economic recession could…

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November 26, 2019

Post-Traumatic Stress

Posttraumatic stress (PTS), also known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental health issue that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic, or life-threatening event.

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November 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Impact on Child & Youth Mental Health

Hurricanes and other natural disasters can have long and harmful effects on the mental health of children, youth, and adults. Based on the latest epidemiological research on the effects of disasters on mental health, the…

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July 26, 2017

Trauma Informed Care

The philosophical foundation, key assumptions, and principles that comprise the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) trauma-informed care approach aligns with those of other leading behavioral health and health care organizations. However, there…

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