Fostering Resilience in Communities Affected by Trauma and Violence

17 Aug 2016

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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.