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.
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.
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.
Joyce Huyett Turner