Children’s and teen’s reactions to the shooting are strongly influenced by how parents, relatives, teachers, and other caregivers respond to the event. They often turn to these adults for information, comfort, and help. There are many reactions that are common after mass violence. These generally diminish with time, but knowing about them can help you to be supportive, both of yourself and your children.
Artistic expression can be healing. Expressive Arts Therapy is the intentional use of multiple arts modalities–such as visual art, creative writing, music, movement, and theater–to promote psychological growth and well-being. This Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Toolkit can be used to foster healing and growth through the creative process. This toolkit includes simple, trauma-informed activities from Expressive Arts Therapy that can be used for self-care or in provider’s work with individuals or groups. The toolkit is intended for those working in the field of mental and behavioral health as psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol recovery counselors, and more. Most of the activities can be done individually or in groups.
This research publication weaves in culturally appropriate and meaningful concepts about resilience and healing while maintaining CBITS’ core cognitive-behavioral skill-building techniques. In this new adaptation, a team of experts convened by the University of Montana adapted the CBITS program for American Indian youth.
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.
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.