Tag Archives: Mental Health

Removing Roadblocks to Trauma-Based Care New Washington, D.C. nonprofit focus on children and families seeking mental health services

Renee DeBoard-Lucas founder of TRUE Center

  High costs no longer need to be a roadblock to families in search of trauma-based care. TRUE Center, a nonprofit providing intervention and prevention services for children, will offer affordable mental health services, as well as education and training to community members and professionals. “It has felt like there’s …

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Supporting Mental and Emotional Health of Campers As DMV camps enter third year of pandemic, it's more important than ever

Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

  When Focus Family Martial Arts Academy welcomed children back to camp last summer, staff noticed something odd. Children in kindergarten and first grade did not know how to line up, and they were not sharing toys with other campers—something typical for that age group. In what was the first …

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U.S. Surgeon General Gives Call to Action to Prioritize Youth Mental Health Crisis

therapist comforts child

  First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently released advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The advisory states that this youth mental health crisis occurred long before the …

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