Fostering Resilience in Communities Affected by Trauma and Violence

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Fostering Resilience in Communities Affected by Trauma and Violence [placeholder image]Community violence can have a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities; it is not uncommon for those affected to experience grief reactions and anger. Witnessing community violence and death can be traumatic experiences that can lead to negative mental health outcomes. SAMHSA's fact sheet, Coping With Grief After Community Violence<>, introduces some of the signs of grief and anger, provides useful information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief. Download the Fact Sheet<>

While trauma and violence can affect communities as a whole, individuals react personally, too.

* Learn more about how SAMHSA is addressing trauma and violence<>. * Find resources on coping with incidents of mass violence<>. * Learn more about coping tips for traumatic events and disasters<>.

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