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Best Practice #1: KNOW THE SIGNS… BE SUPPORTIVE

Best Practice #1: KNOW THE SIGNS… BE SUPPORTIVE
Identifying, helping, and supporting survivors of community violence

The Impact:

Early exposure to violence can make it more likely that someone will be a victim or perpetrator of violence in the future.
Exposure for youth can lead to many social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive problems.

Best Practices:

  • Helpers should know and understand the signs of someone who is struggling with trauma.
  • There are effective tools for identifying and helping youth and families who have been affected by violence and trauma.

 

 

For these reasons, it is important to:
Identify and support survivors of trauma and violence.

 

 

What YOU can do:

  • Utilize trauma screening and assessment tools
  • Learn about the services available in your community, help to spread the word about what resources are available
  • Connect youth and families to services (counseling,
    life skills, support groups)
  • Share your experiences and explain how support helped you
Best Practice #1: KNOW THE SIGNS… BE SUPPORTIVE

 

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