Children’s reactions to trauma can interfere considerably with learning and behavior at school. Schools serve as a critical system of support for children who have experienced trauma. Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the effects of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom, and referring children to outside professionals when necessary. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed tools and materials to help educators, school staff, and administrators understand and respond to the specific needs of traumatized children.
Veteran and military families face many unique challenges. They may struggle with the stress of deployment (or coming home), parenting, finances, employment, or domestic violence. SFSC’s services are designed to help veteran and active duty families find community resources, support kids, build resiliency, develop effective parenting skills, and manage stress. SFSC understands the challenges of veteran and military families because our team has lived military service backgrounds – personally or through a family member. Our team of Peer Navigators and Clinical Case Managers understand what it means to be a veteran or active duty family. Who we serve We provide free support for all of Orange County’s military- and veteran-connected families with children, regardless of length of service, type of discharge, rate of disability, financial need or marital status. We also provide services to extended family members who are providing guardianship over the children of veterans, active duty and reservists. We want to hear from you For more information or to make an appointment, call (714) 953-4455, extension 661.
The RESET Toolbox is full of resources to minimize anxiety and build resilience in children and teens. Parents, educators, school/district administrators, students, community members, youth-serving organizations, and collaborative agencies will learn how to help kids and teens cope with stress including social isolation. Our collective goal is to help children and teens in Orange County, California overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and other adversity that they may be facing. The outcomes we’re working to achieve are: Students apply new social-emotional skills that lead to increased classroom engagement, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person. Staff from schools and youth-serving agencies are supported and empowered to create welcoming and emotionally safe school environments when in-person school resumes. Families learn how to access mental health services available to them and feel confident in the support. Families, educators, school administrators, and community partners support and improve academic achievement and resilience by addressing students’ social-emotional needs. The RESET Toolbox is free of cost to all residents of Orange County, California.
At Hidden Strength, we want to make a difference in the lives of the youth, families, and individuals in our community by providing culturally sensitive individualized counseling services. Our goal with everyone that we work with is to help them utilize their strengths and empower them to use their natural skills to live healthy and functional lives.
Adolescence experience many life changes as a transition from childhood to young adult, these changes include physical, emotional, cognitive, and Behavioral. Although most of us are healthy and experienced normal physical and emotional changes, one in every six in the general population experience a mental health disorder each year. Youth with mental health disorders May face challenges in their homes, school, community, and interpersonal relationships. Hidden strengths Mental Health program is designed to help the youth and family/Caregiver the necessary tools to overcome the challenges of mental illness. Our Youth After School IOP is designed for Youth and families that are looking to learn adaptive skills to support youth who’s symptoms and behaviors are significantly and negativity impacting them in their everyday lives. We utilize the YRAXES* model, an evidence based, individualized, and built upon families culture, values, and beliefs.
ACES Aware grantees across the state are producing practice papers featuring promising strategies and case studies from clinical teams and communities implementing ACE screening and trauma-informed systems of care.
Visit ACEsAware.org to read the practice papers, including:
- Eisner Health’s Journey Through Implementing Trauma-Informed Care by Origins Training & Consulting
- Community Information Exchange: Leveraging Collaborative Infrastructure to Assess and Address ACEs by San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative
- How Accountable Communities for Health Can Lead Multi-Sector Partnerships to Address the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences by San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative
- CQC Toolkit: Implement Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Screening in Primary Care by Purchaser Business Group on Health