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SAMHSA News Release

Date: 9/27/2011 12:05 AM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA awards $7 million to address childhood traumatic stress


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced today 15 grant awards for $7 million over the next year to improve services available to children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events.  Two types of grant awards are being made.

 

The Treatment and Service Adoption Center grants are working to develop and test the best methods for preventing, screening for and treating behavioral health problems that can arise because of natural disaster, abuse, neglect or other traumatic events.  Additionally, these Centers provide training on implementing proven approaches in community and child-serving service system settings throughout the country.


The Community Treatment and Services Center grants support the delivery of trauma-informed practices and interventions to children and adolescents in community-based settings.  The service delivery approach is developed in collaboration with the Treatment and Service Adoption Centers and share with other local organizations to promote trauma-informed services.

 

“Children are resilient.  With love and support they can learn and grow from challenges and opportunities.  At the same time, traumatic experiences in childhood are clearly linked with behavioral health problems later in life,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D. “By developing the best approaches for reducing the impact of trauma and applying that knowledge in communities across the country, we can help children heal from and develop coping skills to manage adverse events in life.”


This grant program is part of SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative.  Grant awards are subject to both availability of funds and progress achieved by the awardees.  The following is a list of the grant awardees and their grant amounts:

The five award recipients for the Traumatic Stress Disorder-Adaptation Centers for one year are:

 

Grantees

State

City

Yearly Award

University of Maryland

Md.

Baltimore

$600,000

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pa.

Philadelphia

$598,934

University of Montana

Mont.

Missoula

$600,000

New York University School of Medicine, Center Refugee Trauma and Resilience

N.Y.

New York

$598,934

New York University School of Medicine, Children’s Trauma Institute

N.Y.

New York

$600,000

The ten award recipients for the Community Treatment and Services Centers for one year are:

 

Grantees

State

City

Yearly Award

University of Colorado

Colo.

Denver

$399,951

Hugo W. Moser Residence Institute, Kennedy Krieger Family Center

Md.

Baltimore

$399,982

Mental Health Services for Homeless Persons

Ohio

Cleveland

$400,000

University of Kentucky

Ky.

Lexington

$400,000

Catholic Charities

Miss.

Jackson

$400,000

Latino Health Institute, Inc.

Mass.

Boston

$399,999

Children’s Home Society of Florida

Fla.

Pensacola

$400,000

Children’s Institute, Inc.

Cal.

Los Angeles

$400,000

Aliviane, Inc.

Tex.

El Paso

$400,000

Community Counseling Center

Me.

Portland

$400,000

 

For additional information about this grant and other SAMHSA programs, please visit http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/ or www.samhsa.gov.


SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.



Last updated: 9/27/2011 9:19 AM

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