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SAMHSA announces the release of a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences, which shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. This framework enhances care coordination across multiple systems that wo...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Trauma Informed/Response

The following resources provide information about the opioid crisis and its impact on children and families; youth focused substance abuse treatment and prevention strategies; and approaches to address the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis.

Opioid Use

Mass violence events expose survivors and witnesses to trauma, whether they experience the event in person, within the community, or through the media.

Community Violence | School Violence

Obesity is a growing problem that now affects one in five children in the United States. Local policies, living conditions, and environments influence daily choices that affect the health of our youth. 


Trauma can occur to children and youth as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, and other emotionally harmful experiences.

School Violence | Trauma Informed/Response | Youth Violence Prevention

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.

Education | Partnership | Policy | Substance Use Prevention

Describes how an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department revealed a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law.

Civil Unrest

Explores principles and strategies for engaging youth and young adults in decisions that affect them and the well-being of their communities.

Civil Unrest

Summarizes lessons learned from an experience with civil unrest, to offer guidance/strategies to communities around: 1) improving resilience, 2) identifying potential issues, 3) developing ways to address these issues before they become bigger problems, and 4) preparing to constructively manage u...

Civil Unrest

Describes steps that local community leaders can take after civil unrest or a divisive community incident. They also include long-term strategies to take once the immediate crisis has passed, to address the underlying causes of the conflict.

Civil Unrest