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 Turner626.253.2814Joyce.firstname.lastname@example.org