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Supporting Military-Connected LGBTQ+ Youth: Tips for Helping Professionals

In recognition of Pride Month, the Center of the Study of Traumatic Stress has developed a new fact sheet, "Supporting Military-Connected LGBTQ+ Youth: Tips for Helping Professionals"
Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or who are questioning their sexual or gender identity (LGBTQ+) may face harassment and discrimination, which are associated with negative mental health outcomes. This fact sheet raises awareness among helping professionals (e.g., educators, health care providers, community support personnel) who work with military youth.

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Robb Elementary School Shootings Response and Recovery Resources

Acts of mass violence, such as the shootings at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas cause extreme disruption within communities. Acts of violence against children are particularly distressing, and their occurrence at locations often thought of as safe havens, such as schools, undermine feelings of safety. Victims, family, friends, first responders, emergency personnel, community leaders are among those affected. Caring for the mental health needs of communities and promoting resilience and recovery requires prompt interventions by educating people on common responses to trauma and the ways this may look different in children, providing guidance on actions to foster individual and family well-being, and ensuring access to timely resources and care when distress persists or other symptoms emerge. Please click HERE for resources

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Buffalo Supermarket Shootings Response and Recovery Resources

Acts of mass violence, such as the shootings at the supermarket in Buffalo, New York cause extreme disruption within communities. Victims, family, friends, first responders and emergency personnel, as well as community leaders are among those affected. The racially motivated nature of the event may serve to further divisions and requires thoughtful consideration to foster community recovery. Ongoing and graphic media exposure, as well as the perpetrator’s live streaming of the shooting, broaden the disaster “community” far beyond the geographic region of the event. Please click HERE for resources

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16th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference: Cells, Circuits, Sensors, and Stress

The 16th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference occurred on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference at the Uniformed Services University brings together scientists and clinicians working toward solving the biological basis of stress, fear, and posttraumatic stress disorder. View recordings of the presentations here.

Congratulations to the poster winners!

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WAR IN UKRAINE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Exposure to war causes a wide range of harmful mental health effects. Those living in Ukraine, refugees who are displaced, family and friends of Ukrainian citizens, as well as communities watching around the world may experience responses such as anger, fear, trouble with sleep, increased use of substances, and others. Reactions in children can be similar but may also include reverting to earlier childhood behaviors, isolation, aggression, and diminished school performance. Identifying these responses and providing early interventions can lower distress, enhance well-being, and improve the ability to care for ourselves and our families.

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