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Basic Information about Trauma

A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers. Coordinated by the Region 2 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ ECAC September 2018 The contents of this page will help Parent Centers, families, and others build their knowledge base and understanding of what trauma is, what kinds of trauma there are, and how it affects children in […]

Helping Children Cope and Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Emergencies | Spanish

(2018, June) | Spanish | Useful to Parent Centers and other service organizations working with Spanish-speaking families to prepare for or recover from a natural disaster or other emergency. These two resources comes from the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and the Children’s Preparedness Unit and focus on helping parents, caregivers, and […]

Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA just released a publication entitled Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. The Roadmap is designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use disorder services. It includes definitions of behavioral health terms and guidance on how to find a behavioral health services provider, receive treatment, and obtain follow-up care.

There’s also a companion guide, Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You, which explains what health coverage is and how to use it to get primary care and preventive services. The companion roadmap is available in English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and Korean. There is also a Tribal version.

Connect with all of these resources here.

Guide to Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

(2015) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families coping with trauma. Available in multiple languages. Communities around the world have been shocked by increasingly frequent reports of violence – in Paris, Nigeria, San Bernadino, and elsewhere. These events are hard even for adults to comprehend and, sadly, we can’t shield our children from pain and fear […]

Buzz from the Hub | Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth

Theme: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth Welcome to the October 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). In this issue we spotlight addressing mental health concerns in children and youth. You can share this information with the families you serve, use it […]

Coping in Unsettling Times: Tips for Parents and Educators

(2003) | Useful for sharing with parents and schools. This tip sheet comes from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and includes suggestions for parents and educators. The tip sheet is clearly NASP’s response to the reality that adults and children alike can be—and are—very unsettled by past and current national and world events (such […]

Mental Health.gov in English and Spanish

This federal website is an excellent source of information and connection on mental health issues and concerns. The webpages and resources are available in English and Spanish, and are organized into sections such as: Eating Disorders | Extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food is a kind of mental health problem. Read more […]

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