Improving Life Outcomes for Children With a History of Mental Health Challenges and Trauma
SAMHSA announces the release of a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences, which shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness. To address the needs of children and youth, SAMHSA’s Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) promotes treatment and support for children, youth, and young adults who experience serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Children who experience trauma and receive treatment through systems of care show significant improvements in their behavioral and emotional health. This framework enhances care coordination across multiple systems that work with children's services.
Evaluation data in the report shows that after one year of treatment:
Rates of suicidal thoughts among youth who experienced trauma and received treatment through systems of care reduced 68 percent, and suicide attempts reduced 78 percent.
Displays of externalizing behaviors (not following rules, exhibiting aggressive behavior, or expressing behaviors that are difficult to manage) reduced 17 percent.
Internalizing symptoms such as withdrawing from others and being anxious or depressed reduced 22 percent.
Last Updated: 05/15/2018
Veterans Against Drunk Driving: VADD Partners with FADD. Military personnel, this is a great opportunity to form a New VADD Chapter in your community. Email: email@example.com.
How? FADD membership is a fantastic option than taking a risk on driving. Don't do it, use a designated driver!
GLOBAL DESIGNATED DRIVER NETWORK: (GDDN)
The FADD Vision:
Phase I: USA saturation
This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a global effort. Our goal is to have 1 million FADD Designated Drivers in the USA.
Become a part of this wonderful cause, be a partner with us in creating a team of people who sign up new members who provide a safe and sober ride home for their loved ones in their community. The FADD Designated Driver Network is actually the Global Designated Driver Network: (GDDN).
Phase II: International expansion through FADD Associates
If you would like to be a part of reducing alcohol related crashes in your community, send us an email. You will be making a positive impact, helping people, and possibly save someone's life.
What a wonderful opoortunity for you to start a great endeavor in and around your community. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teenagers make up about 7% of the total driving population in the US, but they are responsible for 20% of all the collisions that take place in the country. For road accidents that result in fatalities, around 14% of them are caused by teenage reckless driving. With these figures in mind, parents of teenagers who drive are becoming more concerned about the safety of their children on the road. Here are a number of websites that provide information and tips on safe teen driving. (Click here for more information.)
MOMENTS OF IMPACT YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM
With this program we plan to share a powerful true story of the deadly consequences of drinking and driving to youth and adults throughout California.
If you are an educator, member of the Parent/Teachers Association (PTA), Youth Pastor, business owner, Director of any program, or another non profit organization, and you’d like us to come in and show this film to your group, we would love to go over the details in order to set up a meeting, and set a date for us to go in and share it with you.
Maurice Johnson, living in Dallas, Texas has written a song close to his heart. “With this song “Drive Safe” I want to bring awareness to the youth & adults of the dangers as well as the consequences of being irresponsible and driving under the influence. The song features Dooney “Da Priest,” stated Johnson.
LA SERNA HIGH SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Ivan Martinez, (photo below on right); and fellow students from La Serna High School in Whittier, California contacted FADD and asked for help with their booth at the health fair. FADD supplied them with educational, awareness and prevention materials to raise awareness at special event.
Students who need materials for any raising awareness, prevention or special event, email us as soon as time permits. We'll send you a FADD "pak" with materials for your team.
Join Student Community Awareness Teams: (SCAT)
Students who would like to form awareness teams contact us to become part of team FADD.
There are great opportunities with FADD for middle/high school and college students.
Expand your team or leadership qualities with FADD. Make a positive impact in the lives of others!
When we take this type of action, we are doing wonderful things, meeting and exceeding our goals.
Be part of a team of visionaries who are planning ahead to one day eliminate alcohol related crashes on our U. S. Highways, and go far above and beyond in our service to those who live and work in our community...
Research Report - The relationship between serious injury and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in fatal motor vehicle accidents: BAC=0.01% is associated with significantly more dangerous accidents than BAC=0.00%
David P. Phillips & Kimberly M. Brewer
Department of Sociology, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
ABSTRACT - Aim To analyze the severity of automotive injuries associated with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in increments of 0.01%. Design/setting Epidemiological study using the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Participants All people in US fatal automotive accidents, 1994–2008 (n = 1 495 667). Measurements The ratio of serious: nonserious
injuries for drivers, by BAC.
Findings Accident severity increases significantly even when the driver is merely
‘buzzed’, a finding that persists after standardization for various confounding factors. READ FULL REPORT HERE
DUI Fatalities released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
ONE FATAL MISTAKE - DOCUMENTARY
Every 45 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver, and within that 45 minutes someone’s life is over and the family is forever shattered! One Fatal Mistake is a documentary that shows the impact of the loss of a beloved Grandmother killed by a drunk driver, through the eyes of six of her ten grandchildren ranging between 12-18 years of age.
This documentary reveals how emotionally scared and forever changed these six children are.
The latest number one single from Vince Hatfield,
Through That Glass, is the perfect vehicle to spread the mission
of Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD) becoming the official
song for the passionate organization throughout 2011. “We are
excited and honored to be teaming with Vince. What better timing
could we ask for as September marks National Alcohol and Drug
Addiction Recovery Month. I knew when we first heard the song
that its powerful message was a perfect fit for FADD. I look
forward to seeing how the partnership develops,” says FADD
founder Robert Ybarra.
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