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Cedars-Sinai Psychological Trauma Expert Available for Interviews on Helping Children Cope in the Wake of Violence

Released: 30-Jul-2012 8:30 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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WHO/WHAT:
In light of recent tragic events, parents are concerned about the effect of violence and traumatic events on children.

Since 1981, Cedars-Sinai’s Psychological Trauma Center has helped heal the psychological wounds of children who have witnessed or experienced violence, including bullying, domestic abuse, and other tragedies.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY:
Psychological Trauma Center Founding Director Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR, is available for interviews about how to best help children in the wake of traumatic events.

BACKGROUND:
Cedars-Sinai’s mental health professionals work with students in 26 inner-city schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District providing:
• Crisis intervention
• Substance abuse prevention
• Art therapy
• Teacher training

The Psychological Trauma Center’s school-based programs help survivors cope with traumatic events, and enhance at-risk students’ abilities to learn in the classroom, change destructive behaviors, and focus on a brighter future.

In fiscal year 2011, Cedars-Sinai contributed $600,565,000 to community benefit programs and services such as the Psychological Trauma Center, reflecting its long-standing mission and dedication to improving community health.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joyce Huyett Turner
626.253.2814
Joyce.turner@cshs.org

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